what kind of babies are we???

Discussion in 'Geese' started by laura13617, May 11, 2010.

  1. laura13617

    laura13617 In the Brooder

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    got them at bomgars as straight run the guy said they r probably toulouse goslings...is he right??? im so excited..they were 7.32 a piece and i wanted all three but didnt have enough money so he dropped the price to 5 bucks a pc and came home with us( of course [​IMG]

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    thanks for looking and helping...[​IMG]
     
  2. DulcyDoll

    DulcyDoll Songster

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    Look like Africans to me
     
  3. JROOSTER

    JROOSTER Songster

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  4. Laura, I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to hear the details!!!
     
  5. Kim65

    Kim65 Songster

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    Quote:How can you tell? Isn't it something about the top of the bill going higher up the head (the future knob of africans)?

    I had Toulouse goslings and that's pretty much what BOTH look like, but experienced people can tell the difference somehow.

    Adorable babies [​IMG] You have been owned [​IMG]
     
  6. SDChef

    SDChef Songster

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    my money is on toulouse... they look just like mine.

    here is a picture of two of mine, they are the closest to the camera.
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    kind of a bad shot but you can definitely note the coloration...
     
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  7. adrian

    adrian Songster

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    They are africans; their beaks are slightly blacker than toulouse goslings' bills will be, and their posture is straighter, their bodies are held higher. They are also larger.
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Those are africans, I have their 'twin' in my spare bedroom [​IMG] Looks just like them.
     
  9. DulcyDoll

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    Quote:Thats it, I look at posture. Toulouse seem to hold their bodies more horizontal and lower where Africans are more vertical and higher. Here are links to Metzer Farms, they have the perfect example of the posture difference

    http://www.metzerfarms.com/AfricanGeese.cfm?Breed=African&BirdType=Goose&ID=A&CustID=49394

    http://www.metzerfarms.com/ToulouseGeese.cfm?Breed=Toulouse&BirdType=Goose&ID=T&CustID=49394

    Their beaks do come up higher than Toulouse as well, and are more rounded at the top, where Toulouse are more squared off..
     
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  10. SDChef

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    now that you point out the differences I can see what you are talking about... but they are cute no matter what.
     

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