Jumbo Dewlap Toulouse goslings! (Pic!!)

Discussion in 'Geese' started by ChickFila, May 15, 2010.

  1. ChickFila

    ChickFila Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are my very first gosling in my life, and I am very excited.
    I bought 4 eggs from a BYCer in CA, so they were shipped to me. All 4 of them were growing, but 1 had blood ring at 12th day.
    The rest 3 were growing well, made to lockdown and finally... 2 of them hatched yesterday!
    The third one didn't make it though... There was a big pip, but couldn't zip.
    Anyway, one is buff color and the other is grey.
    Seems like buff is a boy and grey is a girl [​IMG]
    Buff is brave and loves to be held, always head is high up and curious. Grey is following Buff all the time and try to hide under him.
    Well, I will know for sure next year spring [​IMG]
    They are lovely, aren't they?

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  2. ChickFila

    ChickFila Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By the way, what a mess they make! I have to change bedding at least twice a day.
    They make all brooder floor (pine shaving covered with kitchen towel) wet within an hour, food is everywhere, splash water all the time.
    Look like they are running/playing on dishes!
     
  3. DulcyDoll

    DulcyDoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful babies you have there!
     
  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    How do you know which is a boy and a girl? I got straight run toulouse- and they are all grey. [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickFila

    ChickFila Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ha,ha! It is just pure guess from their behavior and size.
    As you can see Buff is a little larger than grey and always come for something. Grey is shy and follow Buff all the time, try to be his shadow.
    It's just guess, I don't know yet!
    That's why I said I would know next spring for sure - when they lay (or don't lay) the eggs [​IMG]
     
  6. JROOSTER

    JROOSTER Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Kim65

    Kim65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are the most incredible birds, those big ole dewlap Toulouse. And a buff one too, how rare they are!!! You are very lucky to have gotten one of each!

    I also thought my goslings displayed sex specific behaviors from the day I brought them home (one day old). The little one who turned out to be a gander was more friendly and attention seeking, and the female shyer and hiding behind him.

    These guys get huge. You should take a picture of them with a Coke can or something now, and then a pic each week, showing how fast they grow. And of COURSE we want to see them (no pressure, honest [​IMG] )
     
  8. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats awesome little goslings, Enjoy them while they stay little cuz this things grow fast!!!
    And then when there adults enjoy them some more!!!!!
     
  9. NapoleanGoose

    NapoleanGoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey ChickFlia! <3 Nice to see that you are enjoying your birds. They are so cute! [​IMG]

    Actually, the buff should be a girl cause of the genetics. Not sure about the grey, could be anything. Even a split, which would be nice. A split and a buff will breed boy and girl buffs. Thats what I'm trying for this next year. Good luck, and update with more photos if you can! It's great to watch them grow.

    Congratulations on hatching your babies,

    Sierra
     
  10. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
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    Quote:My female goose is much more aggressive than the male. She is the first to attack other birds and totally runs things! I have africans, but I'm willing to bet the mentality is similar! Cute babies!!
     

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