A large gray breed of geese was obtained by crossing the Roma and Toulouse rocks with the subsequent selection of the best specimens with a large live weight and high egg production. This breed quickly suited to taste, both figuratively and literally, to Soviet farmers
Geese are quite unpretentious in their maintenance and feed: only pasture with juicy grass and a small pond should be located nearby (although the absence of the latter will not do much harm to them). From them you get delicious meat and warm gray fluff, and the liver serves as a gourmet delicacy
Another indisputable advantage is the endurance and the great “by the goose standards” of life expectancy. In just a few years, a pair of adults can reproduce a whole brood of young goslings, while the level of egg production increases every year. Are able to easily live in adverse conditions of our climate and are resistant to infectious and parasitic diseases
The facts show that the greatest weight of a gander can reach ten and> kg, geese – up to eight (sometimes up to 9) kg, the average weight is equal to seven kilograms. The constitution is powerful, the geese are “mobile” and go through enormous grazing distances without problems. The head of the representatives of the breed is small, which sits on the middle length of the neck. Beak – massive and short, a characteristic bump on the beak is missing. The body of the bird is voluminous with the bulging sternum; the wings are well developed, tightly pressed to the trunk; paws of bright orange color. Feathering in birds is gray, with enlightenments in the abdomen
The egg-laying level is medium, up to forty-five eggs, the weight of which reaches 175 gr. Productivity of geese is declining already in the middle of spring. Females well hatch their offspring, at birth goslings have an unusual gray-green color. “Young generation” slightly less than 2.5 months, fatten up to 4.5 kg! When the “father” crosses with other breeds, a positive result is given, which is actively used when breeding special breeds of geese.
Large gray geese