Fanconian Geese - has anyone experience and information?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by pete55, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi

    I've just pre-ordered a pair of young Franconian geese for next year. Just saw them for the first time this week and was really taken with them. They appear to be a small breed with very neat heads and soft blue colouration, similar to a Steinbacher's colouration but appears softer. They were a really attractive pair and I understand were imported from Continental Europe. I believe the breed originated from Bavaria and remains scarce.

    Does anyone have experience with this breed and information about them?

    Excuse the quality of the pictures but I couldnt get any nearer to the pair to get a good quality photograph.

    Pete [​IMG]

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  2. The goose girl

    The goose girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. toadbriar

    toadbriar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How lovely they are! That soft color is exquisite and their proportions are so chubby and cute.

    Have you got access to Tula geese in the UK?
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Those are lovely geese. Sorry, I don't have any information about them.
     
  5. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Indeed CUTE! [​IMG]
     
  6. joeW96

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    Hi
    Pete
    I just found some info you probably have found it but hear it is

    The Frankonian geese from Bavaria were mostly snow white, more rarely grey and white mottled. The Blue has now been accepted into the German standards(2003).
    Strong, medium length head with comparatively large, light blue eyes. Strong bill of medium length, pale orange red with a pink bean.Elongated body carried horizontally; distinctly cylindrical from. In spite of the full appearance of the breast, no keel on the underboady. Barely rounded back, rather wide. Tail short and wide, carried horizontally. Medium length wings held tightly to the body. Medium length, strong and orange-red in couler. Stated weight vary from 4-7kg.

    This was under Othere breeds of Geese standardized in the Eu Ought of the British Waterfowl Standards


    Hope that this helps ought
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  8. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Joe and also a very big welcome to BYC [​IMG] Great to see you on the forum and appreciate the info [​IMG]

    Pete [​IMG]
     
  9. joeW96

    joeW96 Out Of The Brooder

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    Pete
    From what i can see in the waterfowl standards i dont think that they are standardised in the uk with them being under Othere breeds of Gees standardized in the EU

    but hipe that they are what you are looking for.
    p.s are they from Anglian
     
  10. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But,.. but,.. but you have toulouse. How can any other breed even try to compare?
     

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