my first gosling!!

Discussion in 'Geese' started by sydney13, May 22, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i ordered a tufted roman gosling from ideal poultry along with some chicks. When I got the box it says 1 toulouse goose and the gosling is definitely not a tufted roman. so im wondering if anyone has any experience with toulouse geese? Are they friendly, and do they make a lot of noise?
    i took the goose outside for about 5 minutes to eat some grass and its about 70, is this ok?
    the hatchery marked her with red dot of paint on her forehead and the chicks are pecking at it so i tried washing it off but it doesn't come off. When do you think it will rub away? other then the red dot the chicks and goose get along great and the chicks follow the gosling around like shes their mom [​IMG]
    does this look like she is a toulouse goose, she doesn't look like a african does she?
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  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I don't know much about geese, but that gosling is simply Adorable! [​IMG]
     
  3. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

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    Awww, I just hatched my first goose last night, a little Roman Tufted, and I have another in the process of hatching.

    I'm am just learning about them too. I just put my baby in the brooder with week old chicks, and so far the chicks seem scared of her [​IMG] Hopefully her friend will hatch soon, so they can be together.

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  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I have a bunch of 2 week old toulouse. They are hilarious! I got them because they are supposed to be very docile (for geese). They have been outside form about 1 week old during the day. I still bring them into the coop at night with a light though.
    Another thing I read- if you have toulouse- you should not have other kinds of geese with them. They are so laid back they can get picked on. Ducks seem to do well with them though. [​IMG]

    Congrats on your new one! They grow FAST!
     
  5. Kim65

    Kim65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks exactly like a Toulouse [​IMG] so much for ability to understand the English you wrote your order in lol!!

    I had a flock of 12 Toulouse in Idaho. I loved them. The imprinted ones were very, very affectionate and tame. Big lovies even as adults. I had one who was a part time house goose, and used to take naps with me on my chest.

    They are a beautiful grey with white underbellies, orange bills and feet when they grow up. Hatchlings have black beaks and dark grey legs and feet but they begin to lighten after a few weeks. You'll love your Toulouse just as much, I promise. You will wonder why you ever wanted anything else [​IMG]
     
  6. jojo@rolling acres farm

    [email protected] acres farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute! Congrats!
     
  7. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    heres some other pictures [​IMG]
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  8. ChickFila

    ChickFila Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks just like my grey jumbo dewlap toulouse gosling [​IMG]
    Lovely!
     
  9. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:according to ideal poultry she is a hatchery toulouse without the dewlap [​IMG]
     
  10. Goosehaven

    Goosehaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In answer to your question regarding Toulouse, my gander is very friendly and quiet so I think you'll really be happy with your little cutie. [​IMG] My Roman tufted gander is a meanie so you might have just lucked out on this one.
     

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