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7 Goose Breeds To Consider For Your Farm

Whether you seek egg production, meat, a guard animal or companions with strong personalities, one or more of these goose breeds might fit in your flock.

Cayuga Duck

Cayuga Duck

The Cayuga is a prolific duck and can lay 100 to 150 eggs per year. They are known for their flavorful meat, ideal in dishes such as duck confit.

Sumatra chicken

Sumatra Chickens

The ornamental Sumatra chicken breed was originally used for fighting. Indonesian Island residents would catch Sumatra cocks during breeding season, use them in combat and release them once their seasonal aggression declined.

White-Faced Black Spanish chicken

White-faced Black Spanish Chickens

The delicate White-faced Black Spanish chicken breed has a unique white face, making it popular as an ornamental. Hens are non-broody and prolific layers of large, pure-white eggs.

Dutch Bantam Chicken

Dutch Bantam Chickens

Dutch Bantam hens will lay small eggs in spring, summer and fall and will become broody in winter. Nowadays, the breed is used mainly for exhibition.

Ancona Chicken

Ancona Chickens

This hardy and vigorous Ancona chicken is a year-round layer of white eggs.

Redcap chicken

Redcap Chickens

The dual-purpose Redcap chicken breed is a former favorite of the farmer’s wife. Hens lay 120 to 180 white (slightly tinted) eggs yearly and it has a long history of being a great provider of meat.

La Fleche

La Fleche Chickens

This chicken’s unique v-shaped comb qualifies it as an ornamental breed, though it has great dual-purpose qualities as well. The rarely broody hens lay well and produce large, white eggs into winter months.

American Game Bantam Chicken

American Game Bantam Chickens

The American Game Bantam chicken is a wonderful exhibition breed for beginning poultry fanciers. Hens are fine layers and make wonderful mothers.

Kangal Dogs

The Kangal is a very active dog breed with protective instincts whose talents are most commonly used as a livestock guardian.