Cotton Patch Geese are a VERY rare breed of geese that is famous for its gentleness. I've never been bit by one of them and I have thirty! If you spend time with them as goslings, they'll even want to be petted and loved as adults. They climb into your laps to take naps and want to spend time with you. I'm not afraid to let kids around them and people are always shocked when they come over that they don't have to run screaming away! You can look up more information about the geese on www.cottonpatchgeese.com Eggs begin incubation after purchase so goslings will be shipped about a month after purchase (minimum order of 5), free shipping with 10 or more goslings.