Sunday, 20 March 2016


Pilgrim geese (Australian Settler geese in Australia) are a breed of domestic goose. The origins of this breed are unclear, but they are thought to be either descended from stock in Europe, or developed from American stock during the Great Depression era.

Contrary to legend, Pilgrim geese were not brought to the United States by early settlers. Oscar Grow, noted waterfowl expert from the early 1900s developed this breed from one or more of the auto-sexing European breeds such as the West of England goose or the French Normandy goose. Their name was supposedly assigned by Mrs. Grow to commemorate her family’s personal pilgrimage to Missouri during the Great Depression. They were admitted to the American Poultry Association Standard of Perfection in 1939.

This post is part of the Saturday Critters meme,
and also part of the Camera Critters meme,
and also part of the Friday Greens meme.


  1. Hello, they are pretty geese. Great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day!

  2. Lovely geese shots. Have a great week ahead.

  3. Geese always make me laugh:) Wow, you have so many posts during one week! Am here, just to say I hope to see you back at this week's "SEASONS-Spring has Sprung."
    I appreciate your contribution with one of your beautiful images. The link just opened, and stays open till Ed. 7pm, US Pacific time. Hope to see you there and have a marvelous week:)


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