Geese Breed Focus - Pomeranian

Discussion in 'Geese' started by sumi, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Although only an officially recognized breed since 1912, the Pomeranian breed was developed by Northern German farmers of Pomerania as early as 1500. Once popular as a market goose throughout Europe, today there are few breeders of the Historical Pomeranian goose. In their native Germany, Pomeranian Geese are a "utilitarian goose breed" represented white, grey, saddleback buff, and saddleback grey varieties. The American Saddleback Pomeranian is the accepted variety of this breed in the USA, and is recognised by the American Poultry Association. Its head, back, and flanks are light grey or beige. The Pomeranian is the only descendant of the Greylag goose specifically bred for a single-lobed paunch. In the USA these geese often have two lobes nonetheless, due to genetic variation and in-breeding.

    Pomeranian Geese entered the APA's Standard of Perfection in 1977 as Saddleback Pomeranian and are standardised in Gray and Buff.


    Origin: Germany
    Weight: Gander 18-24 lb; Goose 16-20 lb
    Egg laying: 35-70 eggs

    Pic by @1MrsMagoo

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    Pic by @WarrenHound

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    Do you own Pomeranian geese? Are you a Pomeranian 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!

    Last edited: Apr 24, 2016
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    One of the sweetest birds I've ever owned was a Pomeranian Gander. He was also much quieter than my White Chinese Geese.
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  3. NathanZee

    NathanZee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Lovely geese! After African geese, I think Buff Saddlebacks are my favorite breed!
  4. rachelmae

    rachelmae New Egg

    Mar 7, 2016
    I love my pomeranian very calm breed so sweet to be around.
  5. RezChamp

    RezChamp Chillin' With My Peeps

    I want Pomeranian Geese[​IMG]
    Again...tough to come by where I live.[​IMG]
  6. RezChamp

    RezChamp Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wana get that coloration into Chinese Geese.
    I think that would be so awesome[​IMG]Imagine a flock of them flying around the meadow
  7. NathanZee

    NathanZee Chillin' With My Peeps

    That would be awesome! African and Chinese geese need some more color varietys!
  8. tmorgan46

    tmorgan46 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 22, 2015
    Stafford, VA
    We tried to this year. We have a Saddleback Pomeranian goose and a White Chinese gander. Not for a lack of trying, but none of the eggs she laid were viable. They are both just a year old, not sure how much of a factor that is. Papa goose, as we call him, is the most loud and obnoxious thing on the property. His shrill scream is enough to make your ears hurt!!!
  9. NathanZee

    NathanZee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Too bad the eggs weren't developing. [​IMG] Was she incubating or were the eggs in a incubator?
  10. tmorgan46

    tmorgan46 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 22, 2015
    Stafford, VA
    We did both. I grabbed a couple of eggs that she started and put them in the incubator. After 2 weeks we gave up on both of them. Neither progressed at all. Then just a week ago, we grabbed 4 more and put them in the incubator. She had been sitting on them for a few weeks. All four didn't progress and one of them almost exploded from being bad. Quick way to find out if eggs are rotting? Put them in the incubator and let them come up to temp... The smell makes an appearance rather quickly... Anyhow, there are still a few eggs of hers out in the coop where she has a nest arranged. Only time will tell. I'm told by the spousal unit that this weekend we're collecting ALL the eggs, candling and then putting only viable eggs in the incubator. i guess that means she's not impressed with the natural egg hatching method. :)

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