Geese Toulouse or African? whats your pick?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silverfilly, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. silverfilly

    silverfilly Peepin N' Cheepin

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    I am geting ready to put in an order to Cackle Hatchery, I want to get some geese and Im down to deciding between these 2, Anyone have experiences with these? What are their temperments? egg laying abilities? meat abilities?

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  2. ameraucanacrazy

    ameraucanacrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    african geese, i have read that they are nice unlike the toulose which r mean
     
  3. mbrown

    mbrown Out Of The Brooder

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    I have african geese, and I love them! I don't know anything about Toulouse
     
  4. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would go with the toulouse they are calm the ebdens . Arent africans really loud
     
  5. My Favorite goose breed has always been the Toulose , The ones we have had always came from Cackle Hatchery and always turn out to be big babies, of course i have 4 kids that play with all the chicks as they grow . Will be getting more of this breed from Cackle again this year !
     
  6. silverfilly

    silverfilly Peepin N' Cheepin

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    Oh boy I can see this is going to be a though desision!
     
  7. silverfilly

    silverfilly Peepin N' Cheepin

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    Do the toulouse from cackle hatchery have the dewlaps?
     
  8. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont think cackle sells the dewlap toulouse . YOu can tell by the price normal geese are like in the 5-10 range and the dewlaps are in th $50 lol
     
  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    If you're going for hatchery stock, then go with Africans, but you probably won't be able to tell the difference between African and Chinese with them. I was in LOVE with my exhibition Toulouse. The sweetest thing I'd ever seen. My male Chinese gander was an absolute doll as well. I'm sure it's because I handled them all more than I should have, but they were excellent pets.
     
  10. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Toulouse are very friendly, and calm, and also quieter than the africans. Africans are very loud obnoxious geese.
     

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