Pilgrim Geese. . . . Sex linked
Breed History; . . .
The Pilgrim is the only goose breed in which males and females are
sex linked ; the males creamy white and the females grey. It is
likely that the Pilgrim was not standardized as a breed until this
century. Oscar Grow claimed to have developed them in the 1930's in
the midwestern U.S..
Pilgrim geese are unique in that they are the only domestic breed of
geese that is sexually linked as a gosling and as an adult. In
Pilgrim geese, the sexes have a distinct colouring and pattern that
identities them. Adult ganders are mostly white with some grey on
the back and wings. Adult females are mostly grey with some white on
their head and neck. The gosling males are silvery yellow with light
beaks. The young females are olive drab with darker bills.