Brecon Buff - Goose

Brecon Buff geese

Brecon Buff Details

Table bird, eggs, sometimes exhibited.
Breconshire, Wales
Medium weight
Weight, gander
9.1 kg
Weight, goose
8.2 kg

Brecon Buff Description

A hardy dual purpose breed first standardised in 1934. The Brecon Buff was the first buff geese breed to be standardised and originates from the Breconshire area of south Wales where it was developed by Mr Rhys Llewellyn. Regarded as a dual purpose breed, the bird produces a plump carcass and was traditionally said to lay 60 to 105 eggs per year, dependant on strain. When sourcing Brecon Buffs be sure to study the parent stock. True Brecon’s have a lighter build than the American Buff and pink rather than orange beak, legs and feet.

Plumage is deep buff throughout with some pale lacing to back, wing and thigh feathers. Eyes are hazel with a pink outer eye ring called the cilium. The beak, legs and feet are pink which differs from the American Buff whose beak, legs and feet are orange. Birds have a medium length neck and a broad, well rounded and compact body, the breast is rounded and there is a dual lobed paunch between the legs. The tail is medium length and almost level.

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