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  1. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    After about a year and a half of begging and losing 2 ducks, my mom said I can get a goose!!! Sooo I need info and a lot of it. Eating, temper, breeds, etc. Are females better tempered than males if they don't have a mate? I want to get a gosling and duckling and raise them together. Thanks!
     
  2. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    go to Metzer Farms they haver a comparation chart of all the breeds
    with the information you need

    http://www.metzerfarms.com/GooseBreedComparison.cfm

    Compare Goose Breeds

    Breed Temperament Weight (1) Egg Prod. (2) Ave. Fertility (3) Mothering APA Class Weeding
    African Noisier 12.5 - 15.5 35 - 45 /yr. 85 % Good Good
    Buff Goose Very Calm 14 - 16 25 - 35 /yr. 65 % Good Medium Good
    Brown Chinese Noisier 9 - 10.5 30 - 45 /yr. 85 % Poor Light Excellent
    Canada Very Quiet 9-12 13 - 16 /yr. 95 % Very Good Ornamental Excellent
    Embden Calm 15 - 20 35 - 45 /yr. 80 % Good Heavy Good
    French Toulouse Calm 15 - 18 35 - 50 /yr. 85 % Good Good
    Large Dewlap Toulouse Very Calm 18 - 25 15 - 25 /yr. 55 % Fair Heavy Below Average
    Pilgrim Very Calm 13 - 15 20 - 25 /yr. 60 % Good Medium Good
    Roman Tufted Calm 11.5 - 14 20 - 30 /yr. 70 % Good Light Good
    Sebastopol Calm 11 - 13.5 13 - 18 /yr. 45 % Poor Medium Good
    Super African Noisier 16 - 20 20 - 30 /yr. 75 % Good Heavy Below Average
    Toulouse Calm 14 - 16 25 - 30 /yr. 80 % Good Good
    Tufted Buff Calm 13 - 15 20 - 30 /yr. 75 % Good Good
    Tufted Toulouse Calm 15 - 18 35 - 50 /yr. 80 % Good Good
    White Chinese Noisier 10 - 15 45 - 55 /yr. 88 % Poor Light Excellent

    (1) Adult breeder weight. For maximum egg production, we do not allow them to become overweight.
    (2) Assuming all natural lighting.
    (3) Average fertility over the course of a season.
    (4) Average circumference in inches from one end to the other end and back.
    (5) The American Livestock Breed Conservancy ranks most poultry breeds on how rare they are.
    For more information, go to www.albc-usa.org.
    (6) Summary of comments from waterfowl judges that have visited our farm.


    Breed Egg Size (4) ALBC Status (5) Flying Origin Our Show Quality (6)
    African 9.25 Watch Maybe China
    Buff Goose 9.25 Critical Low USA Good
    Brown Chinese 8.75 Watch Maybe China Good
    Canada 9 Abundant Excellent Native to North America N/A
    Embden 9.75 Abundant Low Germany Above Average
    French Toulouse 9.5 Low France
    Large Dewlap Toulouse 9.5 Watch None France Good
    Pilgrim 9.25 Critical Low USA Good
    Roman Tufted 9 Critical Low Italy Good
    Sebastopol 9.25 Threatened None Central Europe Good
    Super African 9.5 Watch None China Good
    Toulouse 9.5 Watch Low France
    Tufted Buff 9.25 Low USA
    Tufted Toulouse 9.5 Low France
    White Chinese 9 Watch Maybe China Below Average


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