The Skåne goose or Skånegås (Swedish) is descended from birds (probably Pomeranian types) brought home from Germany by Swedish soldiers in the 1700s. These birds were mixed with other Swedish breeds and the Skåne was the result. Primarily adopted as the farmers’ goose, they mature within six months in time for the national ‘Goose Day’ on 10 November. The Skåne goose has fine meat qualities (skin and meat white), is very easy to fatten and is fast growing and robust. It has a lovely temperament. It lays few eggs (weight 150 g) and is strongly inclined to sit. It was first included in the British Poultry Standards in 2008.