West of England Goose

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Scientific name: Anser anser domesticus

The basics:
The West of England Goose is a medium sized English farmyard breed which has traditionally been raised for meat. Though the breed is believed to have existed in the West Country since the 1600's, a standard was only accepted by the British Waterfowl Association in 1999. According to the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST), the West of England Goose is considered to be a breed "at risk".

Variety: Gander White, Goose Gray Pied
Uses: Meat, Pets, Ornamental, Weeding
Personality: Social and docile, but ganders can become aggressive during breeding season
Weight: 16 - 18 lbs
Parenting abilities: Excellent, protective parents
Noise level: Average
Capable of flight: No
Meat production: Very good
Egg production: 20 - 50 per year
Egg color: White

What else you should know:
The West of England Goose is an auto sexing breed, in which sex can be determined at hatching. Female goslings have gray patches on their bills, and will develop into a gray pied or saddlebacked coloration. Ganders have pale orange bills, and will be solid white when they are older.

The West of England Goose should have pinkish orange legs and an orange bill.


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