Toulouse Geese - What Gender do you think these are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MonicasGarden, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. MonicasGarden

    MonicasGarden Out Of The Brooder

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    These are our 2 1/2 month old Toulouse geese.

    Not sure if anyone can tell what gender they are by these pictures, but what are your guesses?

    Only one has a bump on his the top of his bill.

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  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure of the sex are they crossed with Chinese? [​IMG]
     
  3. Raelyn

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    They look like African Geese to me.

    This is a pic of ours when they were around 2 months. We had 1 boy and 2 girls.
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    Usually the one with the more pronounced knob the earliest is the male.
     
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  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    Agree, they do look like Africans.

    Like Raelyn said, the males usually have a bigger knob. They'll also usually be larger in size, will act more masculine, & carry themselves differently. They tend to be the first to challenge you by stretching out their necks & hissing. The females, on the other hand, tend to act more demure.
     
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  5. beaks&paws

    beaks&paws Out Of The Brooder

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    I Have Toulouse geese and mine dont look like yours

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  6. MonicasGarden

    MonicasGarden Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, they do look like African geese....we were just guessing that they were Toulouse... good to know

    The one without the nob seems to act more masculine right now... we will keep watching their actions more.
     
  7. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I have a young pair of Africans and my female is SO much more slender than my male. He's a real chunk and it's very obvious who's what! My male also has a small "dewlap" under his chin already. He is a regular African.
     
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  8. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like a male and female. I don't know if this rings true for all geese, but my gander has a skinnier neck than the hens, and the bump on his bill.
     
  9. MonicasGarden

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    So we looked up geese breeds and now we're thinking they are Chineese, or a mix...
     
  10. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    They aren't Chinese.

    I suspect that if you got them without knowing what they are that they are mutts. They look like Africans more than anything.

    They are lovely. No way to tell what gender by the photos.
     

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