POULTRY 101

GEESE

Chinese goose White African Goose

Geese are raised commercially for meat, feathers, down and foie gras (a delicacy made from the fatty livers of ducks or geese). Some geese are also kept as guard animals since they readily detect sounds that are not normal to the area in which they are kept. Geese have been known to chase away wild cats such as a lynx.

Vocabulary

You can tell a goose from a duck by looking at its head.

Geese

Goose head Goose head

Ducks

Head of a Crested duck Head of a duck

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