Toulouse (pronounced too-looz) is a very old, domestic goose breed originating in Toulouse, France, recorded as far back as 1555. Brought to America in the 1850s, they became the most popular commercial goose breed. Extremely cold hardy, this heavy breed was popular in the upper Midwest for farm families. Very calm and docile, this slower growing breed, reaches full maturity in at least three years. They weigh 18-25 pounds as mature adults. Toulouse are not good layers, are not suitable for egg production and do not forage well. They will lay 15-25 extra-large white eggs a year. Adult plumage comes in various shades of grey. Goslings are buff yellow and grey feathers, with grey bills, legs, and feet.