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Toulouse Goose

Toulouse Goose


Other name(s):
 Production Toulouse; Dewlap Toulouse; Exhibition Dewlap Toulouse

Scientific name: Anser anser domesticus

Country / Place of origin: France

History: The original purpose of the Toulouse Goose was to make the delicacy foie gras. Today they are used for their meat in much of Europe. They are a common goose, however many cross bred gray geese are mistaken for being a true Toulouse.

The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy recognizes one breed, "Toulouse," and three types: Production, Standard Dewlap, and Exhibition. The most common - the Production type - is typically a utility bird found on small farms and homesteads. The Standard Dewlap Toulouse is a massively boned bird, bred for ability to gain weight rapidly and produce foie gras when force fed. The Exhibition Toulouse is bred as a decorative show bird with an exaggerated dewlap and keel.

Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
eggs, Best Backyard Security, Watch Dog Geese, excellent weed eaters, friendliest breeds
Challenging:
broody goose
Interesting:
dog houses, raccoon invasion, additional lighting, heaviest breed, rentable breed
Overall review
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3.9 (6)
Ivagrovegirl
I really enjoy working with Toulouse Geese. They are ...
Review by: Ivagrovegirl (12) March 03, 2014 20:50
  • Currently 100
3.50
1 photo
Shadowmere
This review is based on my experience with only one T...
Review by: Shadowmere (11) January 14, 2014 15:16
  • Currently 100
1.00
1 photo
lillmans
As long as in a place outdoors where there is water a...
Review by: lillmans (18) November 21, 2013 15:13
  • Currently 100
4.00
1 photo
Robin Nelson-Shellenbarger
Geese are pretty fun too. They are most fun to rasie ...
Review by: Robin Nelson-Shellenbarger (38) November 18, 2013 12:41
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
amm2002
I got my goose in a mixed assortment of backyard poul...
Review by: amm2002 (11) July 16, 2013 17:47
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
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