Brecon Buff Goose

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Scientific name: Anser anser domesticus

Other common names: Brecon

The basics:
The Brecon Buff Goose is one of the few domestic geese breeds that was created in the United Kingdom and Wales. The breed was developed by Rhys Llewelyn, of Swansea, whom used buff geese that he found on farms in the Brecon Beacons. Lleweyn's breed was the first recognized goose in the United Kingdom, and was admitted to the standard in 1934. Today, the Brecon Buff Goose is very rare.

Variety: Buff
Uses: Guard, Meat, Pet, Ornamental, Weeding
Temperament: Very friendly if hand raised
Weight: 14 - 20 lbs
Parenting abilities: Excellent sitter and mother
Noise level: Average
Capable of flight: No
Meat production: Very good
Egg production: 10 - 25 per year
Egg color: White

What else you should know:
Brecon Buff geese should have pink bills, legs, and webbed feet. Fowl that sport orange bills should not be bred. Do not be alarmed if your goslings do not hatch with pink bills, the bills do not turn pink until they are fledged.

No white feathers should be under the chin or in the primary and secondary feathers. White feathers around the top of the bill are acceptable, and will develop with a birds age.


Breconshire Hill farm, hill farm origins, distinctive pink legs, buff plumage

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Brecon Buff Goose

From DLlE Sep 7 2012 2:07PM


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