Okay, I am now very sure that I have a goose and a gander, after having witnessed goose sex and seen firsthand that yes, Ee'qua the African is indeed a gander and Louis(e) the Toulouse is indeed a goose. Louise has laid some very yummy eggs for me and is now nesting on some well-incubated golf balls. She has pretty much stopped laying and is brooding. I have no heart to tell her that her eggs aren't going to hatch. I figure going into winter is the wrong time for them to raise a family, so I'm hoping that in the spring she becomes broody again. Here are my questions: 1. Louise is big compared to Ee'qua. Ee'qua is no slouch on size and determination, but I wonder if the mechanics are too difficult for them to produce a family. When Ee'qua first tried to mate, he would walk across her back and fall off, like rolling off a log. Still, I've actually seen them, ahem, connect. When he does, he points the tips of his wings skyward and screams his success. Can a smaller gander mate and produce offspring with a larger goose? 2. Louise isn't producing more eggs. Is she done for the season? Will she start up in the spring? 3. Does anyone have any pictures of African x Toulouse geese? These geese are the production variety, not the show variety. 4. Anything I need to be aware of?