Heirloom Seeds & Poultry
1878 230th Street, Calamus, IA 52729
2023 Hatch weeks: April 4, 18; May 2, 16,30; June 13,27.
Geese are rather temperamental layers and will quit once the season turns hot. Our incubators are not the best for goose eggs, so hatches are subject to availability. We purchased a smaller more goose friendly incubator after last season ended so are hopeful for a better 2023 season.. I dearly love geese and want to get the hatch rate up and have more of the elegant birds roaming the farm.
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UPDATED FOR SOLD OUT THROUGH ORDERS RECEIVED BY 3/10/23
SUPER ASSORTED: Goslings - 6 for $90.00; 12 for $170.00. This assortment can be anything. It might be one each of six different breeds or two or three each of two or three different breeds. Caution this can run high in numbers on White Chinese when demand for Fancy geese is high. SOLD OUT THROUGH MAY 30
FANCY ASSORTED: Goslings - 6 for $150.00 This assortment will be from one or more of the following breeds: American Buff, Buff Saddleback Pomeranian, Grey Saddleback Pomeranian,French Toulouse Old Fashioned Pomeranian, Roman Tufted,Buff African, Pilgrim . Indicate your interest and if they are hatching we will send those breeds, no guarantees. SOLD OUT THROUGH MAY 30
Buff Saddleback Pomeranian
Large sized, white with buff saddleback patches on the back and head. They are a colorful breed and as with all Pomeranians it is a challenge to maintain the colors in the proper location. We are constantly working on maintaining the proper color as well as a good size body. We have been maintaining this breed since 1993. Goslings $35.00 each ( maximum 4 per hatch)
Pure white traditional old German meat goose. This is an old breed and they always present themselves in a sophisticated fashion when wandering around the farm. We have been maintaining this breed since 1990 then dropped them for awhile but missed them. Goslings $20.00 each ( maximum 6 per hatch)
Grey Saddleback Pomeranian
Large sized, white with grey saddleback patches on the back and head. As goslings these are adorable with their color patterns and the intense grey and white colors. There is just something elegant looking about a flock of these roaming on a pasture. We maintain several different lines of these to maintain vigor. We have maintained a flock of these since 1992. Goslings $35.00 each ( maximum 4 per hatch) SOLD OUT FOR 2023
White Chinese- Small, very active, noisy, good breed for foraging. Ours have long, slender necks. I first saw this breed on my uncles farm when I was 8. I was fascinated by their unique look and mannerisms. As partial as I am to buff colored poultry this is beyond a doubt my favorite breed of goose. They are easy to train, personable and all around hard workers when it comes to foraging. They lay well and while I have been bitten during breeding season by every other breed of goose I have yet to be bitten by White Chinese. I use the goslings for imprinting studies in my College Biology class as they bond with people almost immediately. The goslings are a bright yellow. We have been maintaining this breed since 1999. Goslings $17.50 each (maximum of 6 per hatch)