Brecon Buff Goose

The Brecon Buff goose is a breed of domestic goose originating in Wales. It is one of the few goose from United Kingdom, and it was actually developed from the Brecon Beacons area of South Wales. It was created by Rhys Llewellyn in the early 1930s. He actually crossed some buff geese ‘sports’ from a flock of grey and white geese with an Embden gander and then a gander from this hatch with a pair of buff geese. The standard for the Brecon Buff Goose was accepted at the Poultry Club’s meeting of October 12, 1934, and initially published in The Feathered World October 19, 1934, and appears in the next issue of the British Poultry Standards in 1954. It is one of the first goose breeds to be standardized. Read some more information about the Brecon Buff goose breed below.

Characteristics
Brecon Buff goose is a medium sized breed with buff plumage. It is easily distinguished from it’s larger relative, the American Buff Goose, not only by it’s weight but also also by it’s pink beak and feet. There should be no white feathers under their chin, in their primary or secondary feathers.
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Average mature body weight of the Brecon Buff ganders is between 7.3 and 9.1 kg. And average mature body weight of the geese vary from 6.3 to 8.2 kg. Photo from A Fowl’s Home and info from Wikipedia.






Uses
Brecon Buff goose is used for both eggs and meat production.

Special Notes
The Brecon Buff goose is a very hardy, alert and active breed of goose. The geese lay around 10-25 eggs per year. They make a good broody bird and look after their young very well. These birds become very tame if handled well, and are also very good as pets. They are quite slow growing, but are excellent grazers and do very well in free range farming system. They are very alert and are able to protect themselves from predators. Review full breed profile of the Brecon Buff goose in the following chart.

Brecon Buff Goose | Breed Profile

Breed Name Brecon Buff
Other Name None
Breed Purpose Meat, eggs
Special Notes Very hardy and active, alert, geese are good broody and look after their young very well, become very tame, can be good as pets, quite slow to grow, excellent grazers, do very well in extensive management system
Breed Class Medium to large
Weight Ganders 7.3 to 9.1 Kg
Geese 6.3 to 8.2 Kg
Broodiness Good
Climate Tolerance All climates
Egg Color White
Egg Size Large
Egg Productivity 10-25 eggs per year
Flying Ability Average
Varieties Single
Rarity Common
Country/Place of Origin United Kingdom

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