[Anser anser domesticus]

  Habitat: Large gardens, pastures, orchards
  Weight: 20-30 lbs
  Wingspan: 58-66"
  Average Lifespan: 10 years
  Incubation Period: 28-35 days
  Number of Young: 25-40 eggs per year

    

  - Named for the French city where it originated
  - Derived from European Greylag Goose
  - Originally bred for their ability to gain weight rapidly
  - These heavy birds are not good fliers
  - Distinguished by the exaggerated dewlap on their neck
  - Mate for life

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