White Embden Geese
White Embden Geese Chickens for sale, Originally bred in Germany to be tall, rangy, large geese, the Embden was refined a bit more in England to be a more compact shaped goose. Either way, Embden are the largest geese, along with the Large Dewlap Toulouse. In our experience they also produce the largest eggs for those interested in decorating eggs. The first Embden geese were imported in America in 1820 and initially called “Bremens” after their port of departure.
Their owner, James Sisso, reported these geese “lay in February and set and hatch with more certainty than the common barnyard goose, will weigh nearly, and in some case, quite twice the weight, have double the quantity of feathers, never fly, and are all of a beautiful snowy whiteness.”
The Embden geese Chickens are very common-and for good reason. They are large, hardy, lay good quantities of eggs, will often raise a nest full of goslings and are very pretty in their all-white appearance.
Because of their fast growth rate, large size and white feathers, Embden are the most common goose used for commercial meat production. Their feet and beak are orange but their eyes are a distinct blue. Due to their large size and breeding, they are a strong breed.
At hatching time you can be quite accurate in sexing the day olds from their coloration as the gray down in the males is lighter than in the females. As adults, however, both sexes are pure white and the only way you can determine the sex is the males are normally larger, more pompous and proud in their carriage and shriller in their voices (as with other goose breeds).
If you want to raise geese for meat, the Embden is probably the best choice for you. They are heavy and grow quickly. They are also attractive, quiet geese.
Production: A male Embden, or gander, will reach 26 pounds at maturity, and the female Embden, or goose, will weigh 20 pounds at maturity.
Temperament: Embden are generally calm, quiet geese.
Embden Goose Characteristics
Embden goose is classed as a heavy breed by the American Poultry Association. It is one of the tallest goose breed with a massive and long body. They have long swan neck with the double lobes not touching the ground. Their plumage color is completely white.
They have a short, light orange bill. Their feet and shanks are also orange in color. Their head is oval-shaped and their legs are fairly short. The Embden goose have a long and graceful neck. Their body is bulky and well rounded. Their tail is short and they have a long back.
Embden goose are mainly kept for meat production. They are heavy in size and very good for commercial meat production. The breed grows faster and is a popular goose breed for meat production.
It is a very hardy breed. They are fast growers and mature early. Usually, an Embden goose matures within about 2-3 years and will start to look for a mate for life. They are not good layers, and lay only 20-30 eggs per year. Their eggs are very large in size, weighting about 170 grams. Their eggs are white in color.