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Brecon Buff Geese

Brecon Buff Goose

Brecon  Buff  Geese
Breed History; . . .
 The Brecon Buff Goose was selected by Rhys Llewellyn, B.A., of The Court, St. Fagans, Swansea, South Wales. In 1929, while motoring in theBrecon Beacons he noticed a buff-coloured goose among a large flock of white and grey geese, and purchased this female with the intention of producing a breed of goose of this colour. Llewellyn was unable to procure a gander of the buff colour and mated a white Embden gander of small stature to the goose, which resulted in all of the goslings being grey in colour. Two more buff-coloured females were obtained from the original source and mated to one of the grey ganders, producing several buff goslings, among which was a gander of good shape and sound buff colouring. Llewellyn was able to mate up an all-buff breeding pen and, by 1934, the buff geese were breeding 100 percent. true to type and colour. The standard for the Brecon Buff Goose was accepted at the Poultry Club's meeting of October 12, 1934, and initially published inThe Feathered World October 19, 1934, and appears in the next issue of the British Poultry Standards in 1954. A recently developed Welsh Breed that was officially recognized as an individual true breed in 1934 based upon stock used by Brecon farmers (...at last a breed used to rain and mud ?) . They are hardy breed well and respond to being allowed to forage rather than be kept in a yard.*****Check if buying this breed that the stock has bright almost 'Schapparelli' pink legs and beak...the beak colour gradually becomes pinker in the gosling and can often be born with a mucky pinkish orange bill which changes as they fledge.Many of the buff coloured gslings and geese sold are Not Brecon Buff Geese ..if in doubt ask to see the parent stock.They do not have a keel .

Country Of Origin;........ Wales , United kingdom
Carriage; . compact and docile ( thick as the proverbial plank)
Egg Colour .....................white
Egg Numbers............10 / 20+
Breed Defects. .   . . . White feathers in coloured plumage; EXCEPT white around the bill/ a sign of age; Uneven Lobes
Incubation: . . . . . . 28 - 34 days
Breed Hints.... . .Kept as trio or pair .. will go broody andhatch
Weights; .one of the smallest goose breeds
Breed Tip . . . .Needs: Grazing; water.****Females develop a white line of feathers around their top bill due to age.. this is not present in first year stock
Flying .. . .rarely flies a good all rounder;  but good at escaping

Note proper PINK beak


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