The Toulouse Geese originated in Mid-Northern Europe, probably as a landrace (they are quite close to wildtype Greylag geese).
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- Breed Size:
- Large Fowl
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Recent User Reviews
"Love one, not the other"
Pros - good duck guardians, goose is very sweet
Cons - LOUD, gander is not friendly to anyone except his mate
We adopted a Toulouse-African cross goose and a Toulouse-Sebastapol gander at 9 months old.
The goose is very sweet, curious, and adventurous. She loves exploring. She is not very talkative and moderately loud when she does talk. We love her! Five stars.
The gander is aggressive toward people and other geese, and can be mean and bossy with the ducks for no good reason. He is very good with his goose mate; a perfect gentleman and very protective. He is also incredibly, ear-splittingly, LOUD. He's not our favorite. Three stars.
They were both raised with a duck flock and are good guardians and chaperones to the ducks, although they do get bored frequently and want to wander off and explore instead of hanging around their little feathered charges.
"Love this breed!!"
Pros - Quiet, pretty laid back for a goose. Easily tamed.
Cons - They have loonnnggg memories!
Have three and I love this breed! Got them at a week old. Left on vacation when they hit two weeks. Came back when they were 3 weeks old and moved them inside under my table. They still happily follow me around at 3 months old, and come running for affection when they spot me.
"Great Yard Protectors"
Pros - Friendly, full of personality, very protective, good looking
Cons - Angsty
We have had our Toulouse , Dick, for nearly a year now, and he is by far the creature of greatest interest in the yard. He honks when he sees danger and does an excellent job watching over his ducks. He is the most interesting one to watch of all the birds in the yard or kiddie pool.