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.
Appearance: 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.
Names.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 historical
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.
Egg Colour ..................... eggs white / egg weight 170g
Egg Numbers............10 / 20
Breed Defects. . . . .plumage other than white; Uneven lobes;
Incubation: . . . . . .28 -34 days.
Breed Hints....****.The tallest breed if the bird is short and dumpy
it is NOT an Embden
Weights; 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.
Showing lobes in standard cage to