The American goose is one of the few domesticated goose breeds which originated in the United States. Some believe the breed was developed from buff mutations in flocks of wild Graylag geese and others think they may have been created from buff colored geese, like the Buff Back, Pomeranian and Pilgrim which came from Europe. This breed is a medium to heavy, smooth breasted, and double lobed, with a stance similar to the Embden Goose.
- Breed Colors/Varieties:
- Buff, Blue, Lavender Ice
- Breed Size:
- Large Fowl
Two fairly new color in the American goose is Blue and Lavender Ice. The plumage of the Blue is a pretty bluish-gray; the Lavender Ice is an lovely silver-lavender; bills are orange and the eyes are brown. Weighing anywhere from 14-22 pounds, they have the same husky physique and regal stature as the American Buff. This beautifully hued strain of American goose was developed by Dave Holderread, who dedicated 20-years immersed in the study of the complex genetics of blue color in domestic geese. With their unique colors and many practical attributes, they make a superior goose for the homestead or yard.