Geese: Venetian Goose

Geese: Venetian Goose

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Origin, diffusion and economic characteristics

Italian breed with Standard (called Padana Goose). Originally from the Veneto plain, it was selected from common geese in the area. Rustic breed that is well suited to different breeding conditions. Bred in Veneto and Lombardy. It lays up to 100 eggs per year with an average weight of 120 grams. Poor breeding attitude. Around 16-18 weeks the male reaches the weight of 6-7 kg, 5-6 kg for the female. Its meat, very tasty, as well as for fresh consumption as a roast goose, is also suitable for processing into sausages or seasoned meats (goose ham and smoked breast). Majestic appearance, on the ground it has an awkward and slow gait.

Standard FIAV - Venetian Goose


Origin: Italy.
Old breed originating in the Lombardy-Veneto plain, selected from strains of country geese.
Egg: Minimum weight g. 120
Shell color: white.
Ring: Male and female: mm. 27


Large, massive goose, with rounded body, full, wide and deep chest, with horizontal and low bearing. It is very fertile, early and produces excellent quality meat. Maintain the characteristics typical of the breed.

III - STANDARD - General appearance and characteristics of the breed

1 - FORM
Trunk: broad and massive, carried horizontally.
Head: strong, medium long with rather angled nape.
Beak: medium length, strong, slightly concave, pink to orange, lighter nail.
Eyes: large, brown or blue with red ocular caruncles.
Face: cheeks not very pronounced.
Neck: medium length, straight, thick.
Broad shoulders.
Back: long, wide, slightly convex.
Wings: medium length, well-fitting, parallel, which do not go beyond the tail.
Tail: wide horizontal reach.
Chest: very full, prominent wide, slightly high and well rounded.
Legs: strong, robust legs, covered with the plumage of the hips; strong and short tarsi, intense red / orange color.
Belly: voluminous, full and wide, low, with simple baleen, little developed in young subjects.
Skin: whitish.

Male: Kg. 6.0 - 7.0
Female Kg. 5,0 - 6,0
Serious defects Weak, narrow and short body; presence of dewlap; wings that cross; upturned wings; double baleen or simple baleen too developed in young subjects; absence of baleen.

Conformation: Well adherent but not overly developed and thick.


Male and female
Plumage in general: pure white.
Head: gray with opaque reflections.
Neck: from a quarter to half gray. Chinstrap with white traces is not to be considered a defect.
Shoulders, lower back, legs and helmsman: brownish gray edged with white. On the shoulders and on the back the design takes the shape of a heart, therefore, in order to maintain it well, it must not be spread too wide on the wings.
Duvet: White.

Serious defects: gray spots in the white parts; non-clear design in the neck and shoulders; strong intermingling of white in the head and in the upper part of the neck.

Technical Scientific Committee FIAV -

Venetian Goose (photo M. Arduin -

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