Steinbacher Geese, Goose
Breed Club Secretary
Ducks come under the brief of:
· The Domestic Waterfowl Club of Great Britain
· The British Waterfowl Association
Bred originally from a cross from the local geese and Chinese. Known as a pure breed from 1932 in Europe.
Available in Blue, Grey, Buff, Cream and white in Europe but here onlyGraham Hicks keeps Grey most are Blue. They are distinctive in that they have a black bean on an orange bill with black seration marks around the edge of the mouth. Feet and legs orange. Uniform grey blue feathering.
A medium goose with a very straight neck, strongwith a sloping back line. They should not have a paunch as a young bird although most are dual lobed as adults. Keels are a disqualifying factor in this breed.
Known as a Kampfganse ie fighting goose which is shown by the short strong bill useful for defending yourself. In keeping them I have yet to find an aggressive one they seem similar temperament to the Chinese (i.e. will protect if provoked but mostly amenable).
Germany / Northern Europe / Thuringen Area