Gorky (also called lindo) geese are an ideal option for breeding poultry for sale of meat and down, as well as having a high degree of egg production. And it’s not accidental! In the middle of the twentieth century, breeders from the Gorky region of the USSR set themselves the great task of creating a new species of industrial goose
The result of a long selection was the crossing of Chinese geese, Kholmogory and some other “meat” breeds. Gorky geese have a large and characteristically prominent “goiter” under the beak. The color of the feathers can be from white and up to a light shade of gray, piego or gray
In a short time able to gain a good muscle mass. Young animals already reach two kilograms more than three kilograms. Seven months after the appearance of the egg, young geese are ready to reproduce. Fertility is up to 90% of eggs, goslites yield – about 75%, up to two months old, about 90% of the “young composition” is preserved. This is an excellent indicator for those who want to make quick money by breeding the Gorky goose
Eggs are quite large, the average weight of one reaches 150 gr. In just one season, females can carry from thirty to fifty eggs – a very good indicator compared to some other breeds. In appearance Gorky geese are very similar to Kholmogorsky: a large head with blue eyes and an unusually broad growth on the forehead, smoothly passing into a strong and strong curved beak. Under the beak is a large fold of leather. Large developed shins, and plumage tightly adjacent to the trunk
The body itself is also long, broad and massive, on the abdomen there is also a large fold of the skin. The back is wide and the tail part is slightly raised. The maximum weight of geese reaches eight kilograms, geese – seven kilograms. Immunity is strong and fairly good health
Gorky geese are “educated and intelligent”, get along without problems with other domestic animals and birds. If they are properly cared for and aimed at getting a positive result, then it will not keep you waiting long. A lot of meat, fat, eggs and down are obtained from every Gorky goose
Beware of forgery: if the Gorky goose is very large in size and with a very prominent forward body, then this is actually a Kholmogory or Chinese goose!
Gorky breed of geese