Geese: Skanegas goose

Geese: Skanegas goose

Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics

Loca Skanegas is a very ancient breed selected as early as 1870 in the Vombsjön region of southern Sweden. Autochthonous Swedish and Russian breeds were used in the creation of the Skanegas goose; it seems that Pomerania, imported into Sweden in 1800, also contributed to the creation of this wonderful breed.
It is a large goose, given that the male reaches 11 kg and it seems not uncommon to come across subjects weighing 15/16 kg! The female weighs from 6 to 8 kg. The female lays 25-30 eggs per year, weighing about 180 grams. Excellent is the attitude of the females to hatching, peculiarities of great value, given the poor disposition to hatching, in heavy breeds!

Morphological characteristics

Cut it: great.
Medium weight:

- male a. from 11 to 15-16 kg
- female a. 6-8 kg

The plumage is gray and white, with a design similar to Pomeranian in the male, while in the female the design is more inharmonious, with more common dark spots. The belly has a single abdominal bale and the chest has no keel. Tarsi and beak are bright orange.

Thanks to Francesco Silletta

Geese Skanegas (photo female on the left and male on the right

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