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Gooses! Geeses!  Toulouse Geese and African Geese

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We just acquired about 25 geese this January, 2012.  We have about 12 Toulouse and 13 African Geese.  I just love them!  They are so much fun to watch and be around!  I cant wait to start getting some eggs when it warms up.  We will be selling the eggs online.  Not sure of the pricing yet. If you are interested in some, let us know, we are going to be keeping some to incubate this first year as well.  Below is some information about both breeds I got from the internet.  We do not plan to separate these geese, we hope to cross breed them, we have been told it makes for a great meat bird!  If you are interested in a prepared goose, send us an email.

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Goose Paradise Pond

African_GeeseThe African Goose is a breed of domestic goose. Not actually African at all, African breed geese are descended from the wild Swan Goose, just like their close cousin the Chinese goose. Though they share some similar characteristics (such as color variations), the two can be distinguished by the African's larger dewlap and different knob shape. African geese are also quite a bit heavier than Chinese, and are more well-known for their docile temperaments.

Two origin theories persist for the fowl: the first purporting that Africans are the result of crosses of Swan Geese and Chinese, while the other asserts that they are pure derivations of the Swan Goose, and their unique traits are simply the result of selective breeding. Whichever the case, it has existed as a distinct breed since at least the middle of the nineteenth century, and was admitted to the American Poultry Association's Standard of Perfection in 1874.

African geese appear in three color varieties: Brown, Buff and White. Browns have black bills and knobs, and plumage with irregular shades, from a very light to dark brown. Whites have all-white plumage and orange bills and knobs.  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

ToulouseThe Toulouse Goose is a breed of domesticated goose originating near Toulouse, France. It is a large bird, with a weight of up to 18 to 20 pounds and is known for its ponderous appearance and large dewlaps. Toulouse are the best layers among the breeds.

They do not need a pond. However, being waterfowl, they love bathing and playing in water and will also mate in water. They are not great wanderers, preferring to stay close to home, making them ideal for a large garden or orchard, where they will thrive. Interestingly, individual geese vary, and others thrive in mixed flocks and become severely aggressive, biting and hissing, while others are placid and prefer to follow around smaller ducks as opposed to other geese.

The Toulouse is the breed most used for the production of foie gras. The breed is a moderately good layer of eggs, producing as well as most other goose breeds. They rarely have problems producing fertile eggs, although problems can occur during severe weather in the winter and spring, as is the case with most breeds. An average Toulouse lays 20-40 eggs per year. These birds are generally not good sitters.  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Got our first Goose Egg!  WoW!!  Compare it to our duck, chicken and quail eggs...they are HUGE!

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All prices are subject to change without cause or notice.  All livestock listed for sale may be withdrawn at any time for any reason, at which point it will no longer be for sale.  All animals listed for sale are subject to prior sale.  Prices are subject to change since the prices on the website are not updated on a daily basis And Spot prices at Furbelow Farms may change daily or several times a day depending on the market.  Paypal buttons to buy farm products are NOT subject to change after sale.  Custom made products cannot be returned for credit.

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