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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.

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Owners say:
Wonderful:
eggs, Watch Dog Geese, Best Backyard Security, excellent weed eaters, friendliest breeds
Challenging:
broody goose
Interesting:
dog houses, heaviest breed, exhibition dewlap strains, rentable breed, smaller utility birds
Overall review
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3.8 (13)
Zobert
I realize that it is a common goose, but it has an Ol...
Review by: Zobert (35) April 03, 2015 17:18
  • Currently 100
5.00
Maggie Bonham
I bought a Toulouse goose when I bought some chicks. ...
Review by: Maggie Bonham (7) February 24, 2015 03:41
  • Currently 100
4.00
Alexandra_1
I had a lot to learn from my experience with my goose...
Review by: Alexandra_1 (6) February 18, 2015 07:45
  • Currently 100
2.50
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gardenfairy
There are two main strains of Toulouse geese - the sm...
Review by: gardenfairy (97) September 10, 2014 04:04
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
foxyoxy
Pros- When swimming around a pond or lake these birds...
Review by: foxyoxy (2) September 07, 2014 20:52
  • Currently 100
0.00
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