This ancient German breed is very popular as a market
goose throughout Europe. In Europe it is found in Grey and White but the most popular and common form is Saddleback. In the
US only the Saddleback varieties are common, in both Buff and Grey. The beak, legs and feet should be a deep pinkish-red and
the paunch is single-lobed. These geese are good layers, producing 60-80 eggs in a season. Ganders weigh 17 to 18 pounds and
geese about 15.
In Europe, Buff Backs are not considered the same as the
Pomeranian, but rather is a term to describe the coloring of any saddlebacked breed. I'm showing my ethnocentrism (or maybe
just laziness) by including them here.