Please help me pick a breed

Discussion in 'Geese' started by FlipFlopFarmer, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. FlipFlopFarmer

    FlipFlopFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    These are my criteria in order of importance..... Least shrill vocalizations( I understand geese are vocal, im more concerned with pitch than amount of noise), breed naturally, non aggressive, tasty meat. Please offer suggestions with explanations.
  2. poultryfan73

    poultryfan73 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2010
    Tioga County Pa
    well i do not have geese yet but am planning on getting some in the spring. What from people tell me pilgrim geese are quiet great parents not aggresive. They can be sexed at a day old which is another +. Im getting pilgrims next spring and i cannnt wait!
  3. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:Stay away from Chinas Shrill and Loud.
    All geese breed naturally
    aggressiveness is Not a breed issue it varies in each bird, a result of upbringing.
    taste depends more on how the bird was fed. Select breed by how big a bird you want.
  4. queenbeezz

    queenbeezz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010

    Their honk is a deeper bass, not shrill like Chinese. My Chinese talk all the time.

    They are a large breed, good meat geese.

    Although they can be agressive during nesting, which they will do without your help.

    Most of the year mine are the hang backs of the flock, although they are vocal when strangers come around (good watchdogs). Mine seem to be much sweeter and gentler than the rest.
  5. floridaquilter

    floridaquilter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2010
    Crescent City, FL
    voting for Toulouse here. great meat birds (if you have the heart to eat such a wonderful pet) great for their feathers and less aggressive than most other breeds. The quietest geese I've ever had!
  6. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    My chinese are loud, but my Pomeranian is WAY LOUDER. She's also bigger, can fly short distances (mostly over fences or up in the air enough to land on your face), and will KICK YOUR PANTS.... so while i love my geese, I think you might want to steer clear of at least these 2 breeds.
  7. FlipFlopFarmer

    FlipFlopFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    thanks thanks thanks, please everyone keep telling me about ur geese so i can make the best decision come spring.

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