buff backed geese
Appearance:Plump goose with no keel. Back slightly convex approximately 60% wider than the depth ie long bodied. Tail Short carried almost horizontal. Blue eyed bill and legs orange .
Country Of Origin;. ........Europe
Carriage; . . compact and docile
Egg Colour .....................white
Egg Numbers............. Will lay at least 30 eggs in a season
Breed Defects. .. . . White feathers in coloured plumage; EXCEPT white around the bill/ a sign of age;
Incubation: .. . . . . . . 28 - 34 days
Breed Hints.... . . .Kept as trio or pair .. will go broody and hatch
Weights; 8- 10 kg Gander ;Goose, 7 - 9 kg
Breed Tip . . . .Needs: Grazing; water.
Flying .. . .rarely flies a good all rounder;
Alan Davies, Pembrokeshire 01437 721 433
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