Day Old Classic Roman Goslings
Hatching March through June
Our Classic Roman Geese are very similar birds to our Tufted Roman Geese. The Classic Romans do not have tufts though. The original Roman Geese were developed in Rome over two thousand years ago and were tuft-less. In America, the Roman Goose was developed with a tuft and most Romans you find in the U.S. are tufted. These Classic Roman Geese are elegant birds and are the epitome of a goose. Roman Geese have been well-respected and depended upon for thousands of years.
Production: Classic Roman Geese are small geese. They do not get the heavy keel or grow to very heavy sizes. But they are plump with a very good meat-to-bone ratio, providing a high amount of meat in a small package. They also have better fertility than many of the larger breeds of goose. They have very solid egg production as well, about 30 eggs a year.
Temperament: Geese tend to be aggressive and protective. For geese though, the Romans are known as being one of the calmest and least aggressive. They can even be charming and friendly. For a backyard environment, the Roman Goose is probably your best bet for a breed of goose.
History: The Roman Goose has been a revered and historical animal, being featured in Roman mythology and associated with the Roman Goddess Juno, of light, marriage, and childbirth. Romans still tell stories of how their geese saved the city in 365 BC from an attack by the Gauls by giving out a warning cry. Since ancient Rome, the Roman Goose has made its way across the world. They are one of the oldest domesticated breeds of poultry. Roman Geese were admitted into the APA in 1977.
APA Class: Light Goose Class
Color Description: Classic Roman Geese are pure white, although young geese may have some gray coloring. They have bright orange-pink bills as well as legs and feet. Sometimes the coloring of bills can be almost red-orange. Their eyes are blue.
Conservation Status: Critical
Weight: Young Male (Gander) 10 lbs, Young Female (Goose) 9 lbs