Shetland Geese

A pair of Shetland Geese

This is the traditional farmyard goose of the Shetland Islands. Like other livestock from these bleak North Atlantic islands, the birds are small, tough, good foragers and good parents.

The Shetland Goose has a relatively short bill and a roundish head. They weigh in at between 7 and 10 pounds.

One of the auto-sexing geese, males are white with a few scattered grey feathers, while the females have grey saddlebacks with more or less white on their heads. The feet are pinkish in both sexes and the bills yellowish pink.

These geese were first imported to the US in 1997.

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Shetland Geese

Shetland Geese from unorthoducks

Another shot of this pair of Shetland Geese



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