1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Does anyone here breed American Buff geese?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by shelleyd2008, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    23,384
    31
    351
    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    And would you have babies this spring? I have seen pics of the tufted buffs, would really like those, but haven't seen them anywhere. I know McMurray has the buff, but I would like to avoid a hatchery if at all possible. I would settle for eggs if I can't find any goslings! Thanks!!
     
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

    4,889
    16
    261
    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    Yes, people do. I'd expect to get a response.

    I think Buff's are beautiful.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    23,384
    31
    351
    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Yeah I have read that they are very gentle like the sebbies, and since I refuse to pay an arm and a leg for one bird, [​IMG] I decided on the buffs!
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    23,384
    31
    351
    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Nobody has any american buffs? [​IMG]
     
  5. catnip

    catnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    104
    0
    129
    Mar 27, 2008
    Nebraska
    I have a pair and they are wonderful, but they're not even a year old yet. They came from Metzer Farm in California.

    I won't have eggs for awhile and don't plan to let them raise young for a couple years yet. I know there are some others here on BYC who have breeding Buffs.
     
  6. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    I have 9 of them - and they have realy feathered out to be quite beautiful.

    I don't think I want to ship goslings but I'll probably sell eggs if youw ant to get on a list. No one is on the list! LOL - so you'd pretty much be guaranteed! (Pick up available in Colorado)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    1 person likes this.
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    23,384
    31
    351
    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Hehe, I don't think they like your dogs! [​IMG]

    How much would it be for the eggs? I haven't done anything but chickens and quail yet, but I didn't have much luck with the quail. I would hate to spend a bunch on eggs that I'll mess up. I don't think it is feasible for me to go to CO for eggs! [​IMG]
     
  8. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Quote:They tease the stuffing out of those dogs - one was bitten by that shepherd last summer but she recovered. They didn't learn their lesson though - they still stick their heads through the fence and snap at them, which was what they were doing when I took that picture.

    Oh I have no idea how much eggs are worth to be honest. I'll probably have a better idea early next spring. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2008
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    24,442
    46
    371
    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I have learned over the last year that I love geese far more than chickens.

    Shhhhhhhhhh - don't tell.

    If I had a large pond I would only raise geese and just a few kitchen hens.
     
  10. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    Quote:Well I love the gooses too! Espeically those sweetie Dewlaps - I still like the buffs but I was just thinking this morning when I was filling up pools that I wish I had Miss Prissy's nerve and could put these Embdens in the freezer! [​IMG]

    I only have one chicken left now - fox got into the barn and killed my beautiful blues [​IMG] . It was still there, trapped in the pen, when I went out to the barn. I told it I was going to have to bash it's head in with a shovel and it panicked and forced itself out through the doggie door...it would have made a beautiful coat - strawberry blond fur....[​IMG] It never did come back. [​IMG]

    Anyway - so chickens I have not had much luck with. My poor left over girl just sits around clucking to herself and I think she thinks she is a goose. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2008

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by