The Buff Goose is one of only two breeds of geese originating in the US. It is also considered a colorful goose, as most geese are feathered in shades of white, brown, and black. The Buff is an apricot or fawn color. While we know that the Buff is descended from the Graylag Goose of Europe and Asia, no one is sure how the Buff was developed. There may have been natural mutations and selective breeding, or it may have been that a breeder or breeders used cross-breeding until they obtained the bird we now know as the Buff Goose. It may be that the Buff was intended for commercial production at one time because its feathers are supposedly easier to remove than white, brown, or black feathers, but it is certainly not used for commercial production today. There is a critically low population of these beautiful birds and more breeders are desperately needed. The American Poultry Association included the Buff Goose in the Standard of Perfection in 1947, in the Medium Goose class.