Roman, or Roman Tufted is said to be one of the oldest breeds of goose, bred more than 2000 years ago and originally sacred to the Goddess Juno. Roman geese were imported into the UK during the early 1900’s and entered the British Poultry Standard in 1954. Some Roman Geese are tufted and both tufted and non-tufted can be shown in the UK, but the APA's Standard of Perfection requires a tuft. They are called Tufted Roman in North America where they were standardised in 1977. The breed is primarily kept as utility meat bird in Europe, where in Australia, they are dual purpose. Crests or tufts are optional in Europe and Australia. Details: Purpose: Dual - Mainly table birds Egg laying: 40-60 eggs annually Origin: Poland/Germany Weight: Gander - 12-14 lbs; Goose - 10-12 lbs Pic by @frostymayfly Pic by @jbourget Pic by @Jen C BYC Breed Reviews: https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/roman-tufted BYC Breed Discussion: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/621520/tufted-roman-geese/0_30 Do you own Roman geese? Are you a Roman geese breeder? If so, please reply to this thread with the your thoughts and experiences, including: · What made you decide to get this breed? · Do you own them for fun? Breeding? Some other purpose? · What are your favorite characteristics about this breed? · Post some pics of your birds; male/female, chicks, eggs, etc!