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Pilgrim goose

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Scientific name  Anser anser
Rank  Breed
Higher classification  Greylag goose
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Similar  Sebastopol goose, Emden goose, American Buff goose

Pilgrim geese (Australian Settler geese in Australia) are a breed of domestic goose. The origins of this breed are unclear, but they are thought to be either descended from stock in Europe, or developed from American stock during the Great Depression era.

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Description

Pilgrim goose Pilgrim Geese Metzer Farms

History of Pilgrim geese: Contrary to legend, Pilgrim geese were not brought to the United States by early settlers. Oscar Grow, noted waterfowl expert from the early 1900s developed this breed from one or more of the auto-sexing European breeds such as the West of England goose or the French Normandy goose. Their name was supposedly assigned by Mrs. Grow to commemorate her family’s personal pilgrimage to Missouri during the Great Depression. They were admitted to the American Poultry Association Standard of Perfection in 1939.

This breed of goose is listed as critical by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.

Pilgrim goose Pilgrim Geese A Breed Overview from Backyard Poultry
Pilgrim goose Pictures of Pilgrim and Normandy Geese breed info on autosexing

References

Pilgrim goose Wikipedia


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