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We imported Toulouse breeding stock from France in 2006 and have been offering their progeny for the last couple of years. They are not an exhibition Toulouse, they are a utility goose that are very hardy and are grown commercially in France.
They are fast growers and make a nice carcass in the fall. Some hatched with tufts and we are offering those as Tufted Toulouse Geese.
With these French Toulouse, you will have geese that are direct descendants of breeders from France - your own authentic Toulouse geese!
I bought two of these unsexed, which ended up being two males. I got them along with 8 ducks. They have been incredibly protective of my flock and are rather fearless. They have stood up to my large German Shepard and neighborhood kicks. I also have lots of birds or prey where I live (owls, hawks, etc). Whereas neighbors have had their chickens grabbed, once the geese see a hawk and make their presence known, the predators stay away. With that all being said, since I raised them from goslings, they are never aggressive with me, but do have the usual fear when I am attempting to heard the flock where I want them. I like them enough to get them some lady friends and hopefully get some goose eggs.
We ordered 3 straight-run French Toulouse almost 2 years ago and are still very pleased with them. We ended up with 2 males and 1 female. A year and a half later and all three are were going strong. They get a bit feisty for about 2 months during the breeding season, but otherwise are pretty docile. Great looking "farm geese" that fit in well aesthetically with our sheep and chickens. Good fertility as well. We successfully hatched one of their off-spring this year. I processed one for Christmas dinner this year and it turned out well. It was a bit tough, but I waited till they were 1.5 years old. Probably should have processed at 6-8 months old instead. We've all grown attached to the remaining mated pair (Maude and Claude) and hope they stick around for many seasons to come.
I got 1 male 2 females and 2 unknowns. Unfortunately 1 of my females came blind but they refunded me for her. She did not make it unfortunately:( but my other 4 geese are doing good they actually protect our little farm here very loud! our two runs are girl!! Which I was excited about since we lost one female. But it all turned out great 1 male and 3 females going strong. 1 female came out a little aggressive but the others are very sweet we call her karen
I purchased 6 of these to act as guardians for my 60 ducks. A dog killed one of the goslings, we took 2 to our farm and they get along great with the ducks and chickens and are not aggressive to us.I kept three of them at my home and they have grown into such pets I will never be able to eat them. I have to sit with them for half an hour after work while I drink my iced tea and they sit on my feet and tell me all about their day. They nibble on my bracelets and chatter like old ladies at tea time. If I am working in the yard they flap their wings and run all over the place following me. The dogs are considered trouble and they form a phalanx in front of me and hissing and flapping their wings make sure my dogs dont come near. They are much neater than ducks and love grass, leaving for some reason my tomatoes completely alone, so good weeders. They are not noisy, Great pets good guardians and will never end up on my table.