Wow! You have quite the flock. It must be great fun to watch their similarities and differences. At least you get perspective. I'm sure, with the various breeds, that your flock is also colorful in its diversity. Good for you! Fascinating.
Lola is still only sporadically in her nest of 13 eggs. Tonight a 4-year-old visited. I was able to retrieve an egg to compare to the chicken egg he held in his tiny little hand. It was great to see his little-boy eyes sparkle at the difference. I quickly returned the goose egg to the nest because the Doorknobs were getting antsy and louder. I picked up Mr. Knob so the boy could touch his feathers. Mr. Knob promptly extended his neck over the gate and "kissed" the little boy on the top of his head. At least that's what we told him. He didn't realize he was gently bitten......no damage done. Note to self.....keep small children away from broody geese!
I like your goose names....very creative. Friends tell me that all farm animals should be named things like "pork chop" and "T-bone" etc. so it is clear that they will one day grace the table. Since these geese are NEVER going to be lunch, they deserve better names.
Embden geese are really big and aren't able to fly. With a sloped hill and a big run, they can do short lift-offs and land quickly. I keep thinking I should get a yard sign that says, "Too fat to fly." Yet they can jump pretty high while flapping their wings. And despite his flipper-feet, Mr. Knob can climb on top of a bale. He likes to be as high in the yard as he can get. They have a ramp up to the top of a cow-size water tank. When not swimming, he sits at the top of the ramp like he is king of the hill. Gander Heaven I suppose.
It is going to be around 30 degrees tonight. I hope Lola stays on the eggs. We'll see! Cross your fingers