This question is actually a two-parter. First some background: My mom told me that while she was growing up, she knew several people with geese, and they would chase you and attack you! I asked her if she knew what breed they were, and she said she didn't know, but she described them as "big and white," and "looked like a mother goose from the books" So I'm not quite sure what breed they were, but apparently they were consistently vicious and mean. I have also heard of people using geese in place of guard dogs to defend their property!! So these geese must be pretty tough! Well earlier this year I went to a renaissance faire, where there were some people who had geese, and they offered to let us hold and pet the geese. I had a little trepidation about going near the geese, but the man who owned them assured me they were not aggressive. Well, it turns out the goose I held was the NICEST goose ever!! I sat there and held her and petted her for several minutes and she was so adorable. It was pretty cool. So I'm wondering, are geese in general really aggressive or are there some breeds that are nicer than others? If so, which breeds would be considered to be less aggressive? The second part of my question is: When I held the goose at the renaissance faire, I didn't ask what breed it was, but now I'm curious. She was very small (I thought she was a duck at first), all white, had blue eyes, an orange bill with pink on the tip, and her feathers seemed kind of ragged and crazy. I'm not sure if they were quite as curly as a Sebastopol goose, and I'm not sure if she would be too small to be one anyways, but her feathers were definitely not smooth. Here are some pictures: Anybody have any idea what her breed might be? Also, haha! Even the goose was wearing a costume! I'm guessing she has to be pretty docile to let someone dress her up!