American Buffs and American Grays

Discussion in 'Geese' started by ThebigE, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. ThebigE

    ThebigE Out Of The Brooder

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    I am getting 6 american buff and american gray hatching eggs and I would love pictures and information, especially pictures of goslings and eggs but everything is welcome!!
     
  2. Hixnstix

    Hixnstix Out Of The Brooder

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    Metzger farms has great info & links got buff geese. I have a pair of buff geese & 3 buff ducks coming from them mid April. They sound like the perfect breed for me. Happy browsing!
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I've never heard of an american 'gray', are you sure it's an american? There is a toulouse that looks similar to the americans, then there is an american blue that is kind of gray looking.
     
  4. ThebigE

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    Quote:Well for short its name is the gray
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Well for short its name is the gray

    Like I said, I've never heard of a 'grey' american, they are blue. Shortened names I've heard are 'blue' [​IMG]
     
  6. Hillbilly_Curt

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    The Grey was originally the predominant goose in the US and Canada until the 60's. They just aren't recognized by the APA.
     
  7. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:As in the folk song "Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Her Old Gray Goose Is Dead)" !
     
  8. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    Quote:You are exactly right!! I was reading it in Storey's Illustrated Guide to Breeds and it says they have been around forever and can lay up to 60 eggs per year....Actually it was one of the breeds I was deciding on. My Grandmother's good friend had some when I was growing up and she gave me a pair. I am leaning towards the American Buff I think though....both are good breeds from what I read in the book and here on BYC..Good luck! let me know what you decide on.
     
  9. Hillbilly_Curt

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    The Gander in my avatar pic is a Gray. The only one I have unfortunately.
     
  10. ThebigE

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    Quote:Is it yours?Could you post more pictures of him? that would be great!
     

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