Domestic Goose Breeds

Embden GooseGoose breeds are usually grouped into Heavy, Medium and Light weight classes. Commercially, Geese are usually bred for their meat, foie gras and occasionally for speciality eggs but for the specialist breeders and keepers of pure breed geese, they provide charming and intelligent pets, useful ‘guard dogs’ and efficient ‘lawn mowers’. Remember not all White Geese are Embdens, just as not every white duck is an Aylesbury! Commercially, there are many crosses that have been created along the way and it is impossible to tell many apart.

We have taken many pictures of geese at poultry and waterfowl shows but if you have a photograph of a good example of a domestic breed in a natural setting, we would certainly be interested in hearing from you.

There are many breeds of geese to choose from, each breed has its own page where you will find pictures and any breed specific information. If you are interested in getting some geese then why not visit our section on keeping geese where you will find further information?

Picture Above: An Embden Goose, one of the most popular geese used commercially as part of a hybrid cross for the table.

Please note: These are Domestic Geese. There are many different species of wild geese that you may see on lakes and ponds that are not covered by this website.

The Goose Breed Selector: UK Standardised Breeds

Click on the link under the picture to go to the breed page.

African GooseAmerican Buff GooseBrecon Buff Goose
AfricanAmerican BuffBrecon Buff
Buff Back GooseChinese GooseCzech Goose
Buff / Grey BackChineseCzech
Embden GoosePigrim GoosePomeranian Goose
Roman GooseSebastopol GooseSteinbacher Goose
Toulouse GooseWest of England Goose
ToulouseWest of England

Pictures of Geese

A huge “thank you” to Rupert Stephenson, poultry photographer who has taken many photos of geese for me and inspired me to take photos of my own.