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.
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!
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.
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.