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Goslings

Geese have a long and distinguished history. Domesticated in Ancient Rome, China, and the Mid-East, geese are even pictured on the Pyramids. Historically, in Central Europe a newly married couple could expect young geese as a highly-prized wedding present. Geese are raised primarily for meat today, but we have many customers who also use the eggs for baking and the shells for decorative arts. In addition, goose down is used for many items including feather-filled bedding and lightweight jackets.

Geese can be expected to breed past 30 years of age, and a 40-year-old is not uncommon — 101 years of age is the record. Geese are easy and inexpensive to raise, quick to grow, and many have delightful dispositions. 

Prior to ordering goslings, please check with the regulatory agency in your state that controls wildlife management as you may need a permit.

SMALL ORDERS: Orders of 2-9 ducks and geese ship after April 1st. A small order charge of $45 will be added to all orders of less than ten ducks or geese. This fee includes boxing fees, handling, and heat packs. 

CANCELLATIONS ON WATERFOWL: Cancellations and changes to orders for waterfowl must be made by 12:00 PM (Central) on the Friday before scheduled delivery. Any cancellations or changes to waterfowl orders after that time will be charged a $10.00 late fee.

Orders of 2-9 goslings ship after April 1. Sexed goslings now available.


African
This breed is not as heavy as the Toulouse or White Embden, but they mature early. They are different from other geese in having a large black knob on their head and a dark stripe down the back of the neck. (Straight Run Only)
Pilgrim Goose
Pilgrim
The Pilgrim breed of goose was developed in the early 1900's in Iowa - one of the few American bred geese. They are very calm and good mothers. A unique characteristic of the Pilgrim goose is that its sex can be determined from its feather color.

Buff Goose

Buff geese, unlike other geese, are very calm and have a wonderful disposition. They are very light buff color sometimes described as being fawn.


Sebastopol Geese
A very unusual breed of geese. The frizzled or spiraled white feathers on this unusual looking bird, make it appear as though they have been through a wind storm backwards.

Brown Chinese
The Brown Chinese goose is smaller than the White with identical coloring to the African goose. Chinese geese are a more "talkative" breed of goose. (Straight Run Only)

Tufted Roman

The Tufted Roman is a wonderful goose. It is pure white in color with a small tuft on the top of its head. They possess a gentle temperament, lay well, and are identical in weight (9 to 12 pounds) to their cousins, the Roman goose.


White Chinese
White Chinese are pure white in color and are several pounds smaller than the Toulouse. They are hardy, the best laying of all the geese and their eggs hatch well. White Chinese have a knob on top of their heads.  (Straight Run Only)

Toulouse
Taking their name from the famous city in France, Toulouse Geese (along with White Embdens) are the most popular commercial geese sold in America. (Straight Run Only)

Embden
White Embden geese originated by the Em River in Germany and were first brought to the U.S. in 1821. They have the same massive appearance as the Toulouse, combined with a pure white color. (Straight Run Only)

Geese Hatching Eggs
Our choice of 2 varieties per 12 eggs; 4 per 24 eggs from these breeds: Brown Chinese, African, White Chinese, Buff Pomeranian, or Grey Pomeranian. Shipped USPS Priority Mail. Available from April through 1st week of June.