Emden goose is one of the oldest varieties of domestic breed of goose dating back to around 200 years. One of the tallest breeds of goose, It is popular for commercial meat production because of its large size and fast growth rate.
The Shetland Duck is a breed of highly endangered waterfowls that are native to the Shetland Islands in Scotland, located in the northern reaches of the United Kingdom. They are at present mainly raised for ornamental purposes and are known for their good looks and amusing personality, since they apparently seem to be very busy all day. However, urgent attention is required for the conservation of this breed.
The East Indies Duck is a bantam breed of domesticated waterfowls that are extremely well-known as pets for their completely beetle green-black plumage with a metallic sheen, especially in sunlight, and has rendered them their gorgeous looks. This trait is not found in any other duck, except for the Cayuga Duck. They are not meat or egg breed, but are extensively bred in houses and hatcheries for exhibition and decoration purposes.
The Oland Goose is a breed of domestic waterfowls that has a very primitive history, so much so that, nothing in particular is known about their exact origin. Developed in the Öland Island in Sweden, this is an extremely rare variety of geese, and has been declared as critically endangered. They are known for their typical white and grey coloration.
The Faroese Goose is a breed of domestic goose that is indigenous to the Faroe Islands in Denmark. They are mostly reared for their valued meat, as well as, for their feathers.
Danish landrace goose, indigenous to Denmark, is regarded as a hardy bird with low reproduction rate.
The Czech Goose is a breed of purely white, domesticated waterfowl that originated in the Czech Republic. These good looking water-birds somewhat resemble the Roman Geese, but are smaller in stature, and have been classified as a ‘light breed’. Apart from meat and eggs, the Czech Goose is also valued for its feathers.
The Cotton Patch Goose was developed in the Southern United States. These geese once played the role of weeders in the crop fields, and had extensively been reared throughout their region, especially in the farms and hatcheries. However, they have been extremely rare in recent times.
The American Buff goose is an extremely rare poultry breed that was developed in the USA, and is mostly used by small farmers. They are the largest among the geese belonging to the medium weight class. These gentle geese do not need extreme care, and are a good choice as pets for a home flock. Interestingly, their buff color is not common in waterfowls, with most other wild and domesticated geese having combinations of gray, white, and black.
The Alsatian Goose is a breed of domestic of domestic geese that was developed in France. It is a well-known table bird, and its meat and liver are used in many popular French dishes.