Frankonian Geese

Light Blue and Blue Necked Frankonian females
Photo courtesy of Ortwin Grossmann

This is an old German breed from the northern parts of Bavaria. It is a small goose, weighing between 4 to 6 kg (10 to 15 lb), and is very easy to breed. It appears in many varieties and in the past all the locals would let their geese pasture together during the nonbreeding season as they could tell their own birds by color.

The Light Blue Frankonian has recently been accepted into the German standard.

Note: These geese are not in the US yet. If anyone imports them, though, please let me know cause I want some too!!


Frankonians on a pond
Photo courtesy of Ortwin Grossmann

Young ganders: Buff on the left and Dark Blue on the right
Photos courtesy of Ortwin Grossmann

A Dark Blue Pied young goose
Photo courtesy of Ortwin Grossmann

An old Light Blue Frankonian goose
Photo courtesy of Ortwin Grossmann

Sitting Frankonians, Dark Blue and Black Headed
Photos courtesy of Ortwin Grossmann

A Frankonian family: The male is a Light Blue and the female a Dark Blue
Photo courtesy of Ortwin Grossmann

A Blue Frankonian from Sweden
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sörensen

Another flock of Frankonian Geese
Photo courtesy of Ortwin Grossmann

Eight-week-old Frankonians
Photo courtesy of Ortwin Grossmann

Frankonians (with a China cross)
Photo courtesy of Daniel Sörensen


Frankonian goslings
Photo courtesy of Ortwin Grossmann


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