French Toulouse Geese
The French Toulouse Goose is a domestic breed originating in Toulouse, France and a descendant of the Wild Greylag. This large goose breed is among the best egg layers of heavyweight breeds, laying up to 35-50 large goose eggs per year.
The French Toulouse thrives best when not around other more active breeds. They are typically a placid and docile goose breed, though its temperament does cater well to confinement. The French Toulouse is an excellent choice as a open yard goose as they typically are not a wandering goose breed. French Toulouse Geese do not require ponds or large bodies of water, making them an excellent goose breed for areas that do not have such.
The French Toulouse is also the most commonly used goose for creating the French delicacy Foie Gras.
The prodigious French Toulouse Geese have large oval shaped heads, solid necks and hearty bodies. Their thick bodies and broad chests exhibit different shades of gray plumage with some white in the lower abdomen area. The back and tail feathers are usually a dark gray, fading to a lighter shade toward the neck and chest region. The French Toulouse is a beautiful breed that can thrive best when not kept with more active fowl and poultry breeds.