Geese belong to the duck
family. The goose is known for its fierce hissing,
biting and striking with their wings, to frighten
off predators from its young. This, and their
alarm 'honking', also makes them good guards.
Types of geese
There are several species of wild geese in Britain.
The Canada Geese is the most common.
Most geese have been bred
from the Greylag wild goose. The most important
domestic geese in this country are the all-grey
Toulouse, from France, and the all-white Embden,
from Germany. Chinese Geese come from the Asian
Geese will migrate for thousands
of miles, flying in 'V' formation.
The eggs take about 30 days
to hatch into goslings, which can swim within
a day or two.
What do geese eat?
Grain and grass.
10 - 25 years.