Rightpet

Pilgrim Goose

Save as favorite

Avg. Owner Satisfaction

3.6/5

(12 Reviews)


Scientific name: Anser anser domesticus

The basics:
The Pilgrim Goose is a newer breed of waterfowl, which originated in the United States during the early 1900s. The Pilgrim Goose was developed by waterfowl expert, Oscar Grow from the geese on his farm in Iowa. Mrs. Grow named the breed, after the families "pilgrimage" to Missouri during the great depression. The breed was admitted to the American Standard of Perfection in 1939, and is currently considered a critically endangered breed.

Varieties: Ganders are mostly white, females are mostly gray.
Uses: Meat, Ornamental, Pets, Weeding
Temperament: Calm and social
Weight: 10 - 14 lbs
Parenting abilities: Very good
Noise level: Average
Capable of flight: No
Meat production: Excellent, mid sized roasting fowl
Egg production: 20 - 25 eggs per year
Egg color: White

What else you should know:
The pilgrim goose is sexually dimorphic, which causes the males and females to hatch different colors. Ganders hatch silver yellow with light colored bills, and grow to be mostly white with a bit of gray plumage. The females hatch olive gray with dark colored bills, and grow to be mostly gray with some white plumage.

The Pilgrim goose is reported by several breeders to have low fertility.

wonderful

good weeders, watchdog birds, vigor, temperament, beautiful bird, big bird

challenging

poor egg production, aggressive, hatch small clutches, lesser fertility, attack, nasty creatures

Member photos