Origin and production characteristics
Very ancient German breed, excellent brooding. It once met mainly along the Main and in the Franconian Saale region. Established as a breed in the early 21st century.
On the left, Steimbach fighting goose - On the right, Franconian goose
Standard FIAV - Franconian Goose
I - GENERALITIES
Origin: Very ancient indigenous breed, excellent brooding. Established as a breed in the early 21st century.
Egg: Minimum weight g. 140 - Shell color: white
Ring: Male: 22 - Female: 22
II - TYPE AND ADDRESSES FOR THE SELECTION
Very lively, medium sized and compact country goose; average height.
III - STANDARD
General appearance and characteristics of the breed
Trunk: medium length; wide; well rounded; posture as horizontal as possible or slightly inclined. In the female clearly more compact. Head: relatively short; strong slightly raised; rounded top; rounded throat line. Beak: short; not too strong: orange with light nail. Eyes: gray brown iris; orange eye thread. Neck: of medium length; strong; almost straight or slightly arched. Back: medium length; wide enough. Wings: well tightened to the body and which do not go beyond the end of the tail; not crossed or only slightly. Tail: medium length; tightly closed and forming a straight line with the back. Chest: wide; fully rounded; brought a little raised. Legs: legs not very visible; muscular and well developed. Strong tarsi; medium long, orange in color; light horn nails. Belly: well developed; smooth or with a small simple bale; in adult females simple baleen a little more pronounced.
2 - WEIGHTS
Male kg. 5.0-6.0 - Female kg. 4.0 to 5.0
Serious faults: Exaggerated size; lack of country typology; too small subjects; double baleen. Strong differences from what is required in color and design.
3 - PLUMAGE
Conformation: rigid; dense; well adherent to the body.
IV - COLORS
BLUE: (MALE AND FEMALE) On the whole plumage blue color of medium intensity, with the exception of the belly and the anal part which are white. Flanks and plumage of the blue wing coverts with a complete and narrow white edging. Blue tail with white edging.
Pair of Franconian geese