Wow, thank you all for the replies!!!
Geese will be happy with other waterfowl but they are absolutely happiest with other geese, try and find a male/female pair or even a trio (one male two females). You don't have to let them hatch goslings, goose eggs are delicious
I noticed that Metzer only sells them in male/female pairs, is that because of the endangered status?
Pilgrim geese are 100% best for beginners they are medium sized, docile and mostly never aggressive
What traits makes them better for beginners? I am open to a different breed. Noise isn't *too much* of an issue but I would prefer a breed that isn't honking there heads off at 100% volume all the time. Currently my khakis only quack when there annoyed or hungry (During the afternoon they don't quack once if I am not out there), do gooses honk randomly or only when socializing or disturbed or what is your experience?
The Goosies (new word!) will be living in the outdoor duck yard (now a poultry yard?) which is about 30-40 feet long and 20 feet wide. There is a 100 gallon and a 400 gallon pond. My Khakis live permanently in the 100 gallon pond, and I don't know how long the four ducklings I have will stay in the larger pond so pond space may or may not be an issue. I built the pond for a 1800 gallon capacity and dropped a 400 gallon pre-formed liner in it. That way I can remove the pre form, drop a regular liner and increase the pond size in a weekend. The filtration system is also designed to be easily converted to a traditional liner so I am covered for pond size if I need more.