Shadrinsk Goose

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Shadrinsk Goose

 

(also Ural goose), a breed developed in the 17th century in the southern Urals through the selection and breeding of the best specimens of tamed wild greylag geese. The body is short, deep, and broad. The plumage is white, gray, or of motley colors. The male weighs 5–7 kg, and the female, 4–5 kg. The egg-laying capacity is 30–40 eggs, each egg weighing 160 g. The Shadrinsk goose is bred in Kurgan, Sverdlovsk, Tiumen’, and other oblasts.

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