American Buff or Pilgrim pair and where to buy just a set of 2?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Want2BFarmer, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. Want2BFarmer

    Want2BFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,

    I am planning on purchasing a pair of American Buffs or Pilgrims. What breed is better for raising as pets with a family with kids? I am having a hard time finding a hatchery/breeder that will sell only 2 geese without a huge small order fee. We are in PA.
     
  2. gabstr

    gabstr Out Of The Brooder

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    We got our pair of buffs from Metzers. They are great. My gander is a little testy right now because they have been mating and my goose is laying eggs right now.
     
  3. bramblefir

    bramblefir Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Buffs came from Metzer as well. They're very easygoing and the gander hasn't given my husband and I any trouble even though it's breeding season. However, he does NOT like our 6 year old and she can longer be around the geese without one of us right next to her to keep the gander away.

    If you want a small order of sexed geese you can get them from Ideal. You could get 2 females and not have to bother with a gander. They're sold out of Buffs though.
     
  4. Want2BFarmer

    Want2BFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I placed an order with Metzers for a pair of Pilgrims!
     
  5. LaPoulet

    LaPoulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Want2BFarmer

    Did you order two females? I am wanting a couple of geese but am kind of scared of getting attacked myself. Lol

    Is it just the males that attack or both?
     
  6. bramblefir

    bramblefir Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They ordered from Metzers, so it would just be a male/female pair or straight run. Although I think you can order just females of the Embdens.

    It's mostly the ganders that can be aggressive, but the females could be too. My goose is a scaredy cat and won't even sass the chickens.
     
  7. LaPoulet

    LaPoulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know which ones are the most friendly to people?
     
  8. bramblefir

    bramblefir Chillin' With My Peeps

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    American Buff, Pilgrims, and Sebastapol are all known to be more gentle tempered. A lot of it's how you raise them though.
     
  9. LaPoulet

    LaPoulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I appreciate the information. Mary
     
  10. bramblefir

    bramblefir Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome!
     

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