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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rondack, Dec 31, 2018.
Here it is.... It doesn't really honk... It is not aggressive....
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!
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.
For me sexing geese from pictures is as difficult as sexing young silkies. If forced to GUESS, I would guess goose not gander.
Yeah, geese are tough. SniperGoose probably has the best advice, waiting until Spring.
Seeing them in a flock situation and watching the interactions sure makes things a lot easier.
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....
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....
I thought geese were monogamous?