What we do Our native breeds Geese watchlist Roman Key Characteristics They have light blue eyes and orange to pink bill and webs / feet. Some Roman Geese are tufted. History The breed was imported into the UK during the early 1900’s and entered the British Poultry Standard in 1954. Some Roman Geese are tufted dating from their main import in 1924, both tufted and non-tufted can be shown in the UK. Appearance The Roman Goose is described as 'chubby' as it has a short neck and back and a full breast with no keel. They are usually pure white, with occasional grey markings however this has nearly been eliminated. Uses Although only a small breed, the breed produces good meat birds that grow quickly. They lay 60 to 110 eggs a year. Did you know? Tufted Roman Geese are extremely rare.