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Is This a Toulouse?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by GracieNut, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. GracieNut

    GracieNut In the Brooder

    Jun 14, 2010
    Hey everyone,
    I got this gosling as one of my bargain goslings from Holderreads, I was thinking it was a Toulouse (they don't tell you what kind you are getting in the assortments) but I saw some pictures of Pilgrims and now I am confused. Is it possible he/she is a mix? He's completely blind, and was just bathing before this picture so that is why he looks confused and wet. :) Oh... and just for kicks I added a pic of my Lavender Ice pair. :)


  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Yes, it could possibly be a Pilgrim - but if so, it is a female -- female Pilgrims are gray with just a little white on wings an tail, male Pilgrims are the opposite, mostly white with just hints of gray.

    Looks a lot like my Pilgrim female that is now 5 weeks old.

    I only have experience with this one breed, so I can't begin to say whether or not it could be Toulouse.

    But, Pilgrim is a possibility.
  3. iajewel

    iajewel Songster

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    I would say Toulouse
  4. Ceinwyn

    Ceinwyn Chirping

    May 14, 2011
    Southeast Ohio
    Doesn't look like any of my toulouse.
    Bill and face remind me of my american buff.
    What does an american blue look like?
    Not familiar with pilgrim enough to give an opinion on them.
    Very nice looking geese though.
  5. iajewel

    iajewel Songster

    Oct 22, 2008
    Corning IA
    A buff or blue aren't even close to that. Your right the bill color is wrong for a Toulouse but the rest is pretty close to what hatchery are selling as Toulouse. Hatcheries also cross the Embden and Toulouse so that could explain the bill color.
  6. GracieNut

    GracieNut In the Brooder

    Jun 14, 2010
    I'm thinking he's a mix then? The two Lavender Ice are Americans, and they don't look anything like him in the bill or face. He/she is sweet as pie regardless. :) I did send these pics to Holderreads to ask them, still waiting on a reply.
  7. ellenmartin

    ellenmartin In the Brooder

    May 30, 2011
    Very Interesting about the Pilgrim color sexing! I would guess it's more on the Toulouse side - do you know what the parents are or have photo?

  8. Alexander

    Alexander Songster

    May 15, 2011
    Don't toulouse's have this disgusting (for me)thing under their neck?Or that is only for dewlap?

    If its only for dewlap I will rush and get my toulouse's right now!

    I want some grey geese and not the white ones.If only i could get canada geese...
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2011
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Go get 'em. (Not the Canada geese.)
  10. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Songster

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    Quote:why do you say the bill color is wrong?
    My Toulouse's bill was that color when he was little. It was dark, went light like that, now its orange.

    eta- Im sorry, you are right. I just went back and looked at pictures of Henry's bill. It was more orangey.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2011

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