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Domestic goose, raised for farmyard use, swimming on the River Cowes.....From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia....Embden Geese according to the records are not a very old breed, only being cited for around 200 years. The origins of this breed are thought to be from Northern Europe, in Holland and Germany. The eminent authority, Lewis Wright, was of the opinion that they originated from the town of Emden in Lower Saxony, Germany, although another source, namely Edward Brown, in ??Race of Domestic Poultry?? believed that the breed was created by crossing the German White with the English White and then, by a process of careful selections, creating the goose as it is today. Others suggest that the English Embden?s great weight and size was produced by selective breeding with the Toulouse breed, which was then bred out leaving the large size of this breed...