With the term of Courtyard Geese we can gathered together all of that domesticated breeds which are linked with the humans countrylife. That breeds come from wild species and they were been domesticated a thousand years ago and they have contributed to the exsistence and the development of a lot of villages. They are gregarious and they show a gentle and quiet nature. They do not need a lot of water and, finally, they can easily adapt to every different domestic or country reality. The Courtyard Geese are omnivorous so they can eat corn seeds, wastes of vegetable gardens, dry bread and also fruits. Usually between drake and female there is a peculiar sexual dimorphism; in fact, drakes are bigger and also more coloured than their mates. They are methodical animals so, during the night, they usually take refuge into some little sheds in order to evade the attack of many possible predators as foxes or wild cats. Some important breeds of Courtyard Geese are: Romagna Goose, Swan Goose and Toulouse Goose.