Scania Goose

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South Sweden Goose

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Skånegås

A group of Scania Geese
Photo courtesy of the Svenska Lanthönsklubben

These geese are descended from birds (probably Pomeranian types) brought home from Germany by Swedish soldiers in the 1700s. These birds were mixed with other Swedish breeds and the Scania was the result. They are always gray and white and should have one lobe to their paunch.

Although usually calm, they can be aggressive at times. They are reported to make excellent parents.

Scanias fatten easily and make a good-sized roast. Females reach 15 to 20 pounds (6 to 8 kilos) and males 24 to 38 lbs. (10 to 16 k). Their eyes are blue-grey, feet reddish-orange, and bill yellowish-orange with a flesh-colored tip. They lay a gray-white egg.


A pair of Scania Geese, male on the left
Photos courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

Scania gander in a hurry
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

Female front left, other two are ganders
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

Scania Geese and the head of a goose
Photos courtesy of Daniel Sörensen


Scania goslings
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sörensen


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