Roman goose

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Roman tufted goose

The Roman goose is an Italian breed of domestic goose. It is said to be one of the oldest breeds of goose, bred more than 2000 years ago and originally sacred to the Goddess Juno. In the modern period, it is kept for a range of purposes depending on location. It is a popular exhibition breed in North America, where it is more commonly known as the tufted Roman goose and possesses a crest. In Europe, it is primarily kept as a utility meat breed,[1] while in Australia, they are used for both purposes. Crests are optional in Europe and Australia.[2]

Roman Tufted Geese


  1. ^ "ROMAN GOOSE". livestockconservancy. The Livestock Conservancy. Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Limited, Victorian Poultry Fanciers Association (2011). Australian poultry standards (2nd ed.). Ballarat, Vic.: Victorian Poultry Fanciers Association Limited. pp. 315–316. ISBN 9781921488238. Retrieved 15 November 2014.