The Kholmogorskaja geese
Kholmogorskaja geese are one of the oldest domestic breeds. Presumably breed is deduced by crossing Arzamas and Chinese geese.
Breed has received the name in a place of the basic distribution.
The first literary mention of them refer to 1885. Though, it is possible to consider the first indirect mention of Kholmogorskaja geese Russian national fairy tales about geese - swans. The person familiar with Kholmogories will not doubt what Kholmogorskaja breed was the prototype of the fantastic birds who have united in goose character and regal greatness of a swan.
On painting plumage there are three versions of Kholmogorskaja geese: white, grey and grey - skewbald. Features of the ex-terrier at the Kholmogorskaja geese the following: a beak and legs are yellow - orange, a beak is strong and strongly bent, a head is big with a knob on a forehead, a neck is long.
Under a neck there is "purse", a breast is deep, well advanced, a trunk is massive, wide, ther is a fold on a stomach. In the ancient literature one got attention to the form of a beak. Here that Ivan Abozin in 1885 writes in this occasion: "Main their characteristic difference consists in the form of a beak. The beak of them is rather great and has the humpbacked form bent from top to bottom. Therefore them name hook-nosed geese". The Kholmogorskaja geese have quiet temper and they well get on in the big herds. Kholmogorskaja possess extremely high abilities to adaptation and can get divorced in any areas of Russia.
Kholmogorskaja geese have the following economic useful features: average alive weight - 7,5-8 kg, the best of-9-12 kg, an egg-laying qualities - 20-25 eggs in a year. The best geese give up to 50 and more eggs, weight - 160 - 220. A fertilizing is 81 %, deductibility is 52 %, safety of young growth of 92 %. The basic productive attribute of Kholmogorskaja geese is high weight of a carcass, thus they are quickly and well fattened. Geese very reliable and careful mothers, well deduce goslings. Kholmogorskaja geese used for creation new breed. For example - Vladimir, Solnechnogorsk, Lindovsk.
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