Embdem, emden, or embden?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Blackbird, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2009
    The goose.

    Ok, so I admit, maybe its a stupid question.. but I've always been curious.

    I have seen it spelt all three ways, whether it be from people, books, or online, does anyone know the exact correct spelling?
  2. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    ive always splled it embden
  3. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    It's Embden
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Emb - den, credited for the town in Germany where they are thought to have originated.
  5. Blackbird

    Blackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2009
    Thank you everyone!...
    Time to change my sig.. [​IMG]
  6. Elevage

    Elevage Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 4, 2015
    Rye, NH
    I know this is a very old thread, but I have to reply. There are many misinformation pieces regarding the Emden and Embden goose. There are two lines of this goose, the "old Continental Emden" and the "new English breed" Embden. The old Continental should be referred to as "Emden" or "Emder Gans" while the new English breed should be referred to as "Embden."
    The Emden is not "thought to have been developed in Emden, but are documented to have been, as the GEH in Germany has documented bloodlines back to the 13th century in Emden. The Embden was developed in England during the late 19th century by crossing with the Toulouse. They are different geese altogether, other than whiteness (which is only a half-truth as the true Emden doesn't become pure white until after the second autumn molt - the only domesticated goose to have a swanlike color change - whereas the Embden generally molt out any gray feathers of the Toulouse line in the first year.)
    What you have are Embden geese, as the Emden goose is critically endangered with less than 400 remaining across 84 farms in Germany.
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Mountains of Western N.C.
    Thank you for that info. I have an Embden gander.
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