Day Old Baby Toulouse Goslings
Baby French Toulouse Geese hatching March to June.
French Toulouse Geese have several attributes that recommend them. They are one of the calmest breeds of geese, they are heavy, and they are interesting to look at.
Production: The Production-type Toulouse weighs 18-26 pounds at maturity and lays 20-40 eggs per year.
Temperament: Geese in general are not known for being “friendly,” but the Toulouse has been domesticated for hundreds of years and it much calmer than many other breeds of geese. Some owners report that they sometimes prefer the company of ducks to that of other, more aggressive breeds of geese.
History: The Toulouse is a very old breed, originating in the region around Toulouse, in Western France, and is descended directly from the Western Greylag. The French Toulouse Goose is a good utility type bird. It is not an exhibition breed.
Colors: The most common color in all three types is gray, but a buff version of the Exhibition type has been developed as well.
Status: The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy lists the Toulouse breed in the category of Watch, meaning that conservation efforts are needed to secure the future of this impressive breed.
Body Type: The Toulouse is a wide bird, with an oval head and heavy body.
Standard Market Weight: Depending on the type, the Toulouse can weigh anywhere between 18-26 pounds. It is often raised for its qualities as a meat bird.
Classification: American Poultry Association Class: Heavy Goose Class
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 08 May, 2009.