Twente goose

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Head of a Twente goose

The Twente goose (Dutch: Twentse Landgans) is a rare breed of domestic goose from the Twente region of the Netherlands.

History[edit]

Twente goose flock

In 1900, Twente geese numbered more than 100,000;[1] in 2011 the population was reported as 110.[2] There are fewer than 20 breeders.[1]

Characteristics[edit]

The plumage may be either white or pied grey and white.[3] Twente ganders usually weigh 5–6 kg, and geese 4–5 kg.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Twentse Landgans (in Dutch). Stichting Zeldzame Huisdierrassen (Dutch Rare Breed Survival Trust). Accessed July 2015.
  2. ^ Twentse landgans/Netherlands. Domestic Animal Diversity Information System of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Accessed July 2015.
  3. ^ Liste des races et variétés homologuée dans les pays EE (28.04.2013). Entente Européenne d’Aviculture et de Cuniculture. Archived 16 June 2013.