American Buff Geese
Breed History; . . .
.Appearance: A heavy smooth breasted and double lobed breed with
astance similar to the Embden Goose.
~Upright and alert with deep hazel eye ; orange bill and legs
preferably with a lighter orange rather than pink bean
In the US noted as an American descendant of the wild Greylag
goose,which is found in Europe and Northern Asia. As a dual-purpose
goose, it produces both eggs and meat. The meat is a rich, dark
meat. The buff goose is an apricot-fawn color with a whitish
abdomen, brown eyes and orange feet and bill. The breed is the
largest of the medium weight class of geese( in the USA) with mature
ganders (male) weighing about 18 pounds and mature geese weighing
about 16 pounds.
The American Buff is calm and docile, a good choice for a home
flock.They are good, attentive parents. In 2003, there were fewer
than 500 breeding birds and five or fewer breeding flocks. in the
USA so there categorised as rare breed
Names. . . .As in the Brecon not all large Buff geese are American
Buffs ... if in doubt ask to see the parent birds.
Country Of Origin;........ America
Carriage; . . Upright and alert
Egg Colour .....................white
Egg Numbers............10 / 20 each female per year
Breed Defects. .White feathers in coloured plumage; EXCEPT white
around the bill/ a sign of age as in a Brecon Goose; Uneven Lobes
Incubation:. . . . . . . 28 - 34 days
Breed Hints.... . . .Kept as trio or pair .. will go
broody and hatch
Weights; Gander, 6 kg ( 18 pounds) Goose, 5.5 kg (16
Breed Tip . . . .Needs: Grazing; Deeper water. as a swimmer
and splasher !
Flying . . . .rarely flies a good all rounder;\