Czech Geese are very short and stocky and one of the lightest geese at only 9-11 lbs. They are a lively goose and keep active and alert. These Czech Geese were developed in Germany but the original birds came from Bohemia, an area occupying the western two-thirds of the former Czechoslovakia, now called the Czech Republic. In Bohemia, a special small white goose was developed from the local white goose stock. Named Czech Geese, it is immediately apparent that it is different.Weighing only , these little geese are the Call ducks of the goose world.
Egg production can average 45 eggs. Small, chatty and with chubby cheeks these birds have instant appeal and have now become so popular that they were included in the UK Waterfowl Standards of 2008. Developed in the 1950s, breeders chose a small white goose which could fend for itself on mainly grass, and provide a good meal for the table. The breast is rounded, and the abdomen carried clear of the ground on short, strong legs. A feature of the goose is its short, fairly thick neck with pronounced feather partings. The geese are busy little birds which do talk to themselves. Goose breeders have found them good sitters, and woe betide anyone who interferes with their brood! They are very defensive parents if they are near other birds. As garden birds they are sweet natured geese
Uses: Utility – meat. Eggs: 10 to 25 white eggs per year.
Origin: Germany / Czech Republic.
Weight: Gander: 10-12 lbs. Goose: 8-9 lbs.
Useful to Know: Czech Geese are very similar in appearance to Roman Geese but are smaller in size. The lightest of geese useful if you are limited for space.
The ancestors of the domestic goose are derived from two distinct wild species. Western (European) breeds have been developed from the greylag, and Asiatic breeds such as the African and Chinese from the swan goose. Despite their separate origin, the Asiatics and greylag types do inter-breed.