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mixing geese?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by goose377, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. goose377

    goose377 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm finally going to order my goslings this year and i was wondering if a Toulouse and sebastopol would get along?[​IMG] and I have also read that it is not a good idea to imprint them because it will make them meaner
     
  2. DaveK

    DaveK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is no reason not to mix these two breeds. Gary and Audrey Overton breed both and the people oriented attitude of the Sebastopols has been a nice influence on the Toulouse goslings who can sometimes tend to be rather shy. As far as imprinting I'm not sure exactly where to draw a line that says these are imprinted while these are just well raised and used to people, at least their keeper. My own might be described as somewhat imprinted and can be awful when breeding. Nicest, most sociable companions you could ever want the rest of the year. davek103@yahoo.com www.sebastopols.freeforums.org
     
  3. floridaquilter

    floridaquilter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have toulouse but they are quite docile. I've heard you can mix breeds but don't put a docile breed with a more aggressive. I know there are quite a few here that have embden and toulouse together although online info says not to. I am thinking if they are raised together you will have better luck.
    I would love some more breeds of geese, too. Sebastopols are so beautiful!
    I handled my first batch of toulouse and they were good pets and not mean at all. Lost them to a predator and now have full grown dewlap toulouse. they were mean from the beginning. One is friendly enough to hand feed but he will attack anyone that comes in the yard. [​IMG]
    sebastopols and toulouse are both known for being quiet farm friendly geese and I don't see any reason why you can't raise them together.
     
  4. goose377

    goose377 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks! i am so excited to put my order in![​IMG]
     

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