What is the largest breed of Geese?

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  1. charlindabob

    charlindabob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the largest breed of geese? Largest in weight which is ??? pounds. And, largest in height which is ??? tall. I have heard contradicting stories from the Canada, Toulese, and Embden among one or two others. Has any body got the straight scoop? Thanks!
     
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  2. catnip

    catnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    According to "The Book of Geese" by Dave Holderread, these are considered heavyweight breeds:

    African (males 22-28 lbs, females 18-24 lbs)*
    Embden (males 28-34 lbs, females 24-28 lbs)*
    Production Toulouse
    Dewlap Toulouse (males 26-30 lbs, females 20-24 lbs)*

    Of course, this would be top of the line show stock with optimal nutrition and environment.

    Some books I have read also consider the American Buff to be a heavyweight breed as well, males around 16-20 lbs and females around 12-16 lbs.

    I haven't found height ranges, but have seen references to 3 ft tall Embdens and Africans

    *weight ranges provided by "Domestic Geese" by Chris Ashton.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I've always heard that Embdens are the big ones.
     
  4. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I have some Emdens from Holderread. I cannot imagine any goose being larger than those.

    An African perhaps can get heavier, but it won't be anywhere near as tall.
     
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