The Toulouse Geese originated in Mid-Northern Europe, probably as a landrace (they are quite close to wildtype Greylag geese).
This breed is a rather quiet goose, they enjoy grazing, and are generally easy to care for (though they dislike fences) and they are rather light, weighing only about 15 - 18 lbs. They are calm, and quite intellegent.
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.
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.
Cons - Hated the chickens, almost flew away, wild bite.
These geese were crazy. I had 1 male and 1 female I bought. They would bite the chickens. Every plant I had was torn apart But their food bowl was full. Almost flew away with the Canadian geese. They were 5 months. They love to bit you. Excellent guards. Yell all night. My neighbor thought I caught them in the wild. So I did the right decision, I prefer embden geese they are very nice.