Pilgrim geese information
Pilgrim geese: British Waterfowl Standards 2008 – reproduced with permission from the British Waterfowl Association
Classification: Light 
Origin: Great Britain. First standardised in the USA.
Colour genotype: wild-colour except for sex-linked, dominant dilution gene (Sd (Sd)).
Shape: male and female
Carriage: Above the horizontal, but not upright.
Head: Medium in size, oval and trim. Eyes moderately large. Bill medium in length straight, stout, smoothly attached.
Neck: Medium in length, moderately stout, slightly arched.
Body: Moderately long, plump and meaty. Back moderately broad, uniform in width, flat and straight. Breast round, full, deep. Adult abdomen deep, dual-lobed and well balanced, free from bagginess.
Tail: Medium in length, closely folded, carried nearly level.
Wings: Strong, well developed, neatly carried to the body.
Legs and feet: Lower thighs medium in length, well fleshed. Shanks moderately short and stout.
Plumage: Hard and tight.
Plumage: White, some traces of light grey in back plumage, wings and tail.
Head: Light grey, thre forepart broken with with white and forming characteristic “spectacles” around the eyes. White becoming more extensive with age.
Neck: Light grey, upper portion mixed with white in mature specimens.
Back: Light ashy grey edged with lighter shade.
Breast: Very light ashy grey, gradually getting lighter under the body. The stern is white.
Flanks: Soft, ashy grey, each feather edged with a lighter shade.
Tail: Ashy grey, heavily edged with lighter grey approaching white.
Wings: Primaries medium grey. Secondaries darker. Scapulars, greater and median coverts medium grey edged with lighter grey. Lesser coverts light ashy grey, edged with lighter grey.
In both sexes
Eyes: Bluish grey in gander; hazel brown in goose.Orange cilium.
Legs and webs: Orange
Gander 6.3-8.2kg (14-18lb). Goose 5.4-7.3kg (12-16lb)
Scale of points
Head and throat 10
Legs and feet 5
Size 10 = 100
In the goose: White blaze on the breast. Absense of white on the head and neck of older birds.
In both sexes: Flesh or pink-coloured bills, feet and shanks. Single-lobed or unbalanced paunch. Undersize.
In the gander: Completely white or with solid grey features in the plumage.
In the goose: White flights. All white head. Predominantly white neck.