The Embden Goose originated in Germany and brought to the Untied States in the early 1820s. Because of their fast growth rate and large size, the white feathered Embden goose is the most popular goose for eating. They are a strong, hardy breed with blue eyes and orange feet and beaks. When mature, males are normally larger, pompous, proud, and shriller than the females. Embdens weigh 15-20 pounds as mature adults. This heavy goose is not a flyer. It is a good weeding goose, and will often raise a full nest of goslings. Females lay approximately 35-45 extra-large white eggs a year. Goslings are yellow and gray or a smoky color with orange or pink feet. At hatch you can tell the males by the color of their down as they are lighter grey than females.