Embden Geese are thought to have originated from the Netherlands and Germany. The author Lewis Wright however wrote around 1900 that he was of the opinion that they originated from the town of Emden in Germany, although Edward Brown in his 1906 Races of Domestic Poultry wrote that the breed was created by crossing the German White with the English White and then, by a process of careful selections, creating the breed as it is today. Others suggest that the English Emden's great weight and size was produced by selective breeding with the Toulouse breed, which was then bred out leaving the large size of the Embden breed. In any case, the continental stock used in breeding the modern birds is most likely descended from the great white landrace of Frisia, which has been attested as early as the 13th century. The Embden breed entered the British Poultry Standard in 1865 and the APA's Standard of Perfection in 1874. Details: Purpose: Meat production Egg laying: Poor, 10-30 eggs annually Weight: Gander 26-33 lbs; Goose 22-28 lbs Colour: White, though some females may show grey in their backs and rumps, usually in their first year. Pic by @Miss Lydia Pic by @psue BYC Breed Reviews: https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/white-embden-geese BYC Breed Discussions: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/733710/how-about-a-thread-for-embdens/0_30 https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/404594/embden-goose-how-to-tell-sex/0_30 https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/834580/when-do-embden-geese-lay-eggs/0_30 Do you own Embden geese? Are you an Embden geese breeder? If so, please reply to this thread with the your thoughts and experiences, including: · What made you decide to get this breed? · Do you own them for fun? Breeding? Some other purpose? · What are your favorite characteristics about this breed? · Post some pics of your birds; male/female, chicks, eggs, etc!