Breed History; .
. . The Emden Goose is a breed of domestic goose. The origins of this
breed are thought to be from the North Sea region, in the Netherlands
and Germany. The author Lewis Wright was of the opinion
that they originated from the town of Emden in Lower Saxony, Germany,
although Edward Brown in his 1906 Races of Domestic Poultry believed
that the breed was created by crossing the German White with the
English White and then, by a process of careful selections, creating
the goose as it is today.
This is the tallest goose with a
massive and long body, long swan neck, with the double lobes not
touching the ground. The colour of the plumage is completely white
(some grey feathers are admitted in young ones / first year often under
the wing ); Bright orange bill with flesh coloured bean ; and legs;
clear blue eyes, ( if crossed for the Toulouse/Embden meat birds eye
colour will alter so check).The normally reach over a metre in height.
Meat Production: The true Embden Goose
suffers like the Aylesbury in that most of the public think all white
geese are Embden's whereas few of them are actually pure bred stock.
The height of this breed will normally be the giveaway as they are
considerably taller than their cross bred cousins.
The Embden Goose breed is also known as
the Bremen and although a
German name most historical sources place this as a northern Dutch
breed that also migrated throughout Europe to Italy where it was
imported from to cross with our native white breeds. Also known as
L'oie d'Emden in France/Belgium
Country Of Origin;
........ Although a German name most
sources place this as a northern Dutch breed that also migrated
throughout Europe to Italy from where it was imported from to cross
with our native white breeds.
..................... eggs white / egg weight
............10 / 20
. . . .plumage other than white; Uneven
. . . . . .28 -34 days.
...****.The tallest breed if the bird is short and
is NOT an Embden
Gander, 26 pound mature Goose, 20 pounds mature gander
11 to 12 kg / goose of 10 to 11 kg;
Breed Tip Kept as pair or flock.... can
be over protective of
their 'wives & young' in spring so not a beginners breed. Can
also be short fused with small dogs ie not advisable for dog keepers
unless you have a problem. . . .
Info**Used historically as a meat cross either
with the utility
Toulouse ( darker drier meat) or another large framed breed..... can
run to fat so used to be killed off at Michlemas.
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