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sexing Dewlap Toulouse.

Discussion in 'Geese' started by greathorse, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. greathorse

    greathorse Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    Northern Colorado
    I have four Dewlap Toulouse, they are about 7 months old. One is larger sort of seems to be the lead goose and has a more pronounced dewlap than the other three. Do Ganders start with that dewlap earlier than females?

    Thanks for any response

  2. 3dogs

    3dogs Chirping

    Aug 12, 2009
    southern CA
    Generally, the gander will walk a little taller than a goose. One of my geese actually had a feminine facial appearance compared to the ganders. She also walked with her head just a little lower and tucked in just a bit. I don't remember much about the development of the dewlaps. Mine were sexed when I got them so I didn't pay much attention to the dewlap growth rate. Your terms "larger" and "lead" make me think that one could well be a gander.

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