Tolouse Goose and ? chicks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FutureChickenMan, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy y'all.. here's the chicks from my order.. Well the order was for the tolouse goose and the chicks are the "warmers" for the geese. Hah. I ordered the geese from Ideal as a birthday present for my mom. The chicks were added for warmth (12 chicks). The chicks are unknown breed as ideal doesn't identify the warmers. 5 of the warmers have expired so far and one isn't looking too hot. The other 6 are peeping like crazy, eating and drinking well. The geese look great, very alert, eating and drinking a lot.

    I have no idea what the chickens are as far as breed but they're probably all roos.

    slideshow: http://picasaweb.google.com/limegreendream67/Peeps/photo#s5167744938991912130
     
  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    The gosling's are very cute. Congrats!
    I would bet that the chicks are black sex-link roos.
     
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    they look like barred rock chicks to me. I am not quite an expert yet so I could be wrong?
     
  4. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tolouse Goose???? is that really the name of a breed? If so, that's incredibly funny and cute! [​IMG]
     
  5. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    Oh, they are adorable! [​IMG] Congrats!

    Dawn
     
  6. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah that's what they're called. My mom had one for a couple of years and the neighbors darn dog got it. She's been pretty bumed about it so I got her a pair of them for her birthday.

    This is what they look like grown out..

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    Last edited: Feb 16, 2008
  7. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    See the white/yellow dots on the chick's heads? They're all sex linked males.
     
  8. SamG347

    SamG347 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2007
    PA
    Beautiful Goslings and "packing peanuts." Actually the goose you have in the picture above is a cross. Probably between a Toulouse and an African or chinese goose. I got this pic from feathersite...this is what your pair should look like when they get older.
    Good Luck and keep us updated as the grow!
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  9. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the chicks look like barred rock roos to me . Are your toulouse farmyard toulouse or Dewlap toulouse i have both but i like the dewlaps . They are funny to watch waddling around becasue they are so fat
     

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