We bought a flock of layers this weekend and the family that had them threw their goose in as well. They had a pair of geese, a male and female. A few weeks ago, their dog killed one of them. They were not sure if it was the male or female. I had been preparing for the hens, reading up on here and some books. So now I have this goose, that I have not sexed. I believe it is an Embden. It is solid white, with very beautiful blue eyes. It is not mean, I have yet to hear it hiss but at the same time is not super friendly either. We bought it a little wading pool and it seems to love that as well as the mist from the hose. It is housed right next to the chicken, but seems to be aggressive with them if they are in the same yard. I am concerned that it is lonely. Will I be better off to find goose for it? Should it be the same breed, or will any goose do as far as company??? I recall them saying that it is 2-3 years old. Oh and by the way...we named it Dr. Phil. lol Guess if it turns out to be a girl it will Dr. Philamina. Thanks in advance for any input/suggestions. I do feel that if we wouldn't have taken him with us when we took the chicks they were going to slaughter him.