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American Buff Goose
The American Buff goose is a American descendant of the wild Greylag goose, which is found in Europe and Northern Asia. As a dual-purpose goose, it produces both eggs and meat. The meat is a rich, dark meat. The buffgoose is an apricot-fawn color with a whitish abdomen, brown eyes and orange feet and bill. The breed is the largest of the medium weight class of geese with mature ganders (male) weighing about 18 pounds and mature geese weighing about 16 pounds.
The American Buff is calm and docile, a good choice for a home flock. They are good, attentive parents. In 2003, there were fewer than 500 breeding birds and five or fewer breeding flocks.