- Breed Colors/Varieties
- Females come in Solid (grey) and Saddleback; while males are white.
- Breed Size
- Large Fowl
Cotton Patch geese developed as a 'landrace' breed of the American South, used for garden and field weeding. Their name was derived from their use as weed-eaters in cotton fields. Following the development of comercial herbicides in the 1950's, the breed declined in numbers. Dr Tom Walker collected and preserved the breed, which is now listed in the ALBC as 'Critical'. More information here: http://www.motherearthnews.com/happy-homesteader/cotton-patch-geese-b0z10zgri.aspx ; http://albc-usa.org/cpl/waterfowl/cottonpatch.html