Toulouse?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by michael0641, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. michael0641

    michael0641 Songster

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    I'm pretty sure it is purebred but wanted to check. The other ones were sold as Africans but their beaks went from black to orange so I'm guessing mix between African and toulouse?

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  2. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

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    They look mixed to me, I cant really tell if they are gray or brown from the pic. But seeing the "bump" on the ones head makes me think they are mixed, in pic #3.
     
  3. Puddle Foot Farm

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    Toulouse don't have knobs.. So they're probably not purebred. [​IMG] Also, the color seems a bit off.. Not grey.. More buff?
     
  4. goosedragon

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    Quote:The first one may be a Toulouse, do you notice the minor ruffle in his neck feathers? That is common to geese in the greyleg (sp?) line. geese from the swan goose line (china & africans) have smooth necks as well as the knob above the bill. As for color, I think the photos are overexposed to the point that you can't trust them for color,JMHO.
     
  5. Kim65

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    Yeah, you have Toulouse in the mix, and the rest is either African or Chinese. The "knob" on the one and that darker streak down the back of the head and neck tell me there's "swan goose" (Africans and Chinese) genetics in there . . . and the one on the left has the ridged feather pattern on the neck, which is what Toulouse and other descendents of the Greylag goose have.

    Either way they are lovely geese. Can any goose NOT be an incredible creature??? Nah!
     

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