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.

Brecon Buff Goose 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.


The breed 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 this breed in the following chart.

Breed NameBrecon Buff
Other NameNone
Breed PurposeMeat, eggs
Special NotesVery 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 ClassMedium to large
Ganders7.3 to 9.1 Kg
Geese6.3 to 8.2 Kg
Climate ToleranceAll climates
Egg ColorWhite
Egg SizeLarge
Egg Productivity10-25 eggs per year
Flying AbilityAverage
Country/Place of OriginUnited Kingdom

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