Pilgrim Goose vs. Toulouse Goose

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Calebs Acre, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Calebs Acre

    Calebs Acre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend of mine gave me three female geese. She says two are pilgrim and one is a toulouse. I have dewlap toulouse and sebbies. But, truthfully, I don't know how to tell the regular barnyard toulouse from those pilgrims.

    Does anyone have any good suggestions? I need to get rid of all three of them, but I want to make sure I do not misrespresent them. I do not yet have a photo where you can see them, plus, by the time I get back out to them, they will have moved, so I guess I need to LEARN.

    Thanks! I feel as dumb as mud.
     
  2. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
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    The toulouse should be bigger, and a slightly darker shade of grey. The pilgrim may have some white markings in their head area. I think there is supposed to be some color difference in their bills and feet but I don't remember what it is nor which has what. Heck you have 3 geese, the two that look the most alike should be pilgrims and the odd one isn't.
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I agree with the above post. Pilgrim should have orange bills and feet, not sure about the Toulouse.
     
  4. Calebs Acre

    Calebs Acre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They just look SO MUCH alike, it isn't funny!!! They all have orange feet and beaks. If I could find an obvious difference, that would be great, but the colors look the same and SOMETIMES I can see a thinnner neck there, but not often enough.
     

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