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Toulouse Goose gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rondack, Dec 31, 2018.

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  1. Rondack

    Rondack Songster

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    Here it is.... It doesn't really honk... It is not aggressive....
     
  2. SniperGoose

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    How old is it?
    Males are generally larger and blockier looking than females. They'll also act different than females at times. My female is also more talkative than my male. I take it that this is the only Toulouse goose you have? It's hard to say for sure what gender it is when you have no geese to compare them to. I lucked out and got a male and a female, so that was easy enough to tell.
    But I would say one way you can know for sure is to wait till spring and see if the goose lays any eggs or not. I think you'll have your answer then! :thumbsup
     
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  3. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    If you haven't already, you might want to post this in the geese forum, here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forums/geese.47/

    My guess is gander based on the thick neck and legs, but I am not sure. Ganders aren't usually aggressive outside of breeding season, so its temperament isn't the best indicator.
     
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    sourland Broody Magician

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    For me sexing geese from pictures is as difficult as sexing young silkies. If forced to GUESS, I would guess goose not gander.
     
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    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    Yeah, geese are tough. SniperGoose probably has the best advice, waiting until Spring.
     
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    sourland Broody Magician

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    Seeing them in a flock situation and watching the interactions sure makes things a lot easier.
     
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    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    Definitely.
     
  8. Rondack

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    Yes, it is hard to tell.... I got the goose last june.... I had two, but a fox or some other predator got one..... They were a pair and I was planning to breed geese....
     
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    I am thinking of getting three more Toulouse geese... one gander and two female geese... I have read that the mating ratio is three females to one male... So that way I will ether have two males and two females or one gander and three females....
     
  10. Melbeforeyou

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    I thought geese were monogamous?
     

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