Geese are waterfowl belonging to the tribe Anserini of the family Anatidae. This tribe comprises the genera Anser (the grey geese), Branta (the black geese) and Chen (the white geese). A number of other birds, mostly related to the shelducks, have "goose" as part of their name. More distantly related members of the Anatidae family are swans, most of which are larger than true geese, and ducks, which are smaller.
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... The Shetland Goose is a breed of domestic geese originating in the Shetland Islands in Scotland ... Like the other livestock breeds native to the islands, the Shetland Goose is small in stature, generally weighing between 12 and 14 pounds (5 and 6 kilos) ... Like a few other goose breeds, including the Pilgrim and Cotton Patch, Shetlands are sexually dimorphic (called auto-sexing in poultry nomenclature), and can be differentiated on appearance alone ...
... Voiced by Paul Schoeffler The Goose God is an anthropomorphic goose who came down from the heavens to search for the woman of his dreams, and ended up falling in love with Muriel, whom he competed ...
... The Shetland Goose is a small, hardy breed of domestic goose originating in the islands ...
... These are Orinoco Goose, Neochen jubata Egyptian Goose, Alopochen aegyptiacus The South American sheldgeese, genus Chloephaga The prehistoric Madagascar ... The Blue-winged Goose, Cyanochen cyanopterus and the Cape Barren Goose, Cereopsis novaehollandiae have disputed affinities ... the Cotton Pygmy Goose (N ...
Famous quotes containing the word goose:
“This is the maiden all forlorn
That milked the cow with the crumpled horn”
—Mother Goose (fl. 17th18th century. The House That Jack Built (l. 2223)
“This is the rat
That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built.”
—Mother Goose (fl. 17th18th century. The House That Jack Built (l. 46)
“My neighbors tell me of their adventures with famous gentlemen and ladies, what notabilities they met at the dinner-table; but I am no more interested in such things than in the contents of the Daily Times. The interest and the conversation are about costume and manners chiefly; but a goose is a goose still, dress it as you will.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)