Goose Newbie: Buff or Pilgrim??

Discussion in 'Geese' started by rkhyland, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. rkhyland

    rkhyland Out Of The Brooder

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    I think, in my research, either of these breeds would work for us! So, opinions on both are welcome, also info on best places to buy goslings or even hatching eggs! We are just looking at getting a few to play with right now!
     
  2. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    It is really up to you, what you want in a goose. They are both great breeds, as I have had both. I would suggest Metzer Farms. They are super reliable and always seem to send healthy goslings. They also arent overly priced... Some of their geese arent always top show quality if thats what you are looking for, but I have been impressed with some of the birds I have seen from them.

    http://www.metzerfarms.com/index.cfm

    Good luck on your Goose adventure!

    Ryan
     
  3. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have struggled with that question for a while. I am ordering Buffs from Metzers this spring. I liked the easy sexing of the pilgrim but I liked the look of buffs better. Either breed seems great.
     
  4. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an American Buff from Metzer and she is quiet, curious and so very sweet. Very low key even with all the other geese, ducks, chickens and more. She does love to try and get air under her feet which is always fun to watch.
     
  5. MsMelvin

    MsMelvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also am pleased with the American Buff choice (Metzer's). She too is inquisitive, quiet (until someone pulls into the driveway) and does catch air! So does the gander..they are a treat to watch.

    More often than not; you will catch them watching you!
     

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