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Embden Goose

Embden Goose


Other name(s):
 Bremen Goose;
L'oie d'Emden; Emder Gans

Scientific name: Anser anser domesticus

Country / Place of origin: Germany

History: The Embden Goose is a large domestic breed which was developed in the northern Netherlands or in Germany. The Embden is the tallest breed of goose, and has a massive body and long swan-like neck. They are fast growers and will quickly reach about 9 kg (20 lb) for the Goose, and 14 kg (30 lb) for the Gander. Because of their size, the Embden are now the most common goose used for commercial meat production. The first Embden geese were imported to America from Germany in 1820, and were initially called "Bremens" after their port of departure.

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
watchdogs, goose meat production, great egg layers, great foragers, rapid growth, goose eggs
Challenging:
sexual maturity, loud, hissy creatures, meanest geese, Bitey, Aggressive Bird
Interesting:
strong imprint instinct, pure white feathers, bit swanlike, bright blue eyes
Overall review
  • Currently 100
3.3 (32)
mshawnkirby
Let's start with the positive aspects of Embdens. Be...
Review by: mshawnkirby (8) 4 days ago
  • Currently 100
3.00
1 photo
Hairybear
So they say that geese are the best guard dogs. Well ...
Review by: Hairybear (9) 4 days ago
  • Currently 100
1.25
1 photo
ShilohOhmes
I originally had a pair of geese and hoped to raise g...
Review by: ShilohOhmes (34) updated March 17, 2015 11:42
  • Currently 100
2.75
1 photo
1redhead
One morning I had a goose in my pond. He ran right to...
Review by: 1redhead (9) February 17, 2015 17:21
  • Currently 100
3.50
1 photo
zackreynolds
Embden geese are the classical looking domestic goose...
Review by: zackreynolds (7) December 31, 2014 12:12
  • Currently 100
1.50
1 photo

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