So my one embdem gander's role will be our Christmas goose. First time I've raised a goose for such a task. Anyway, I weighed him tonight on a scale I use for the goats and dogs. He was 12lbs and 4 oz. He hatched May 21st. How much growing should he do between now and, oh, mid December? I honestly planned to do him in before the snow flies, but would like to give him as much time as possible to grow. Next year, I think I'll start earlier, if I raise a goose again.