Pomeranian Geese

Poms on the water
Photo courtesy of Laura Kendall

This ancient German breed is very popular as a market goose throughout Europe. In Europe it is found in Grey and White but the most popular and common form is Saddleback. In the US only the Saddleback varieties are common, in both Buff and Grey. The beak, legs and feet should be a deep pinkish-red and the paunch is single-lobed. These geese are good layers, producing 60-80 eggs in a season. Ganders weigh 17 to 18 pounds and geese about 15.

In Europe, Buff Backs are not considered the same as the Pomeranian, but rather is a term to describe the coloring of any saddlebacked breed. I'm showing my ethnocentrism (or maybe just laziness) by including them here.

Here's an SPPA article on the Pomeranian Goose and another on old German breeds of geese.

Preserve the Pomeranian Goose is another SPPA article.


Pomeranian Links:

The Domestic Waterfowl Club on Pomeranians


A Grey Saddleback Pomeranian
Photo courtesy of Beth Upton

Another one

A young White Pomeranian from Germany
Photo courtesy of Irina Meyer

A Gray Pom gander from Germany
Photo courtesy of Irina Meyer

A Buff Saddleback Pomeranian hen

A pair of Buff Pomeranians

Young Saddleback Poms
Photo courtesy of Irina Meyer

A Buff Back goose and a Grey Pomeranian gander from the UK
Photos courtesy of Rupert Stephenson


The gosling on the right is a Gray Pomeranian
Photo courtesy of Irina Meyer


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