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. 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. They were standardised by the APA in 1947 and entered the British Waterfowl Standard much later in 1982. Details: Purpose: Meat Egg laying: 15-25 white eggs annually Weight: Gander: 22-27 lbs; Goose: 19-22 lbs Colour/Varieties: Buff, Blue, Lavender Pic by @ChickenLady93 Pic by @ajneal30 Pic by @ajneal30 BYC Breed Reviews: https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/american BYC Breed Discussions: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/625321/american-lavender-geese/0_30 https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/605523/american-buff-geese/0_30 https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/441184/need-info-on-american-buff-geese/0_30 Do you own American geese? Are you an American geese breeder? If so, please reply to this thread with the your thoughts and experiences, including: · What made you decide to get this breed? · Do you own them for fun? Breeding? Some other purpose? · What are your favorite characteristics about this breed? · Post some pics of your birds; male/female, chicks, eggs, etc!