Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted Jun 29, 2011
Overall I would say that these are the best geese. They are calm, friendly, quiet and easy going, they come up and give me kisses on the tops of my feet. And the beautiful buff color - against the green grass and a blue sky - is simply striking! The one thing about owning geese is that they can be distructive when in close quarters. My geese have excavated their own pond - dispite my protests.
They are listed in the American Poultry Association's Standards of Perfection as a medium sized goose - weighing at about 17 pounds for the ganders and 12-13 pounds for the geese. I have never had a health issue with my geese, although I have heard that other owners will get the occasional bumble foot - this can be remedied by increasing the vitamin A in their diets.