Roman Tufted goose

[English] plural Roman Tufted geese

White, and with orange legs and beak, this is a small goose weighing between 10 and 12 pounds. Its distinguishing characteristic is the small tuft of feathers on its head. It is a very friendly, prolific and beautiful goose. In Barcelona a group of Roman Tufted geese is to be found at the Cathedral. Presently around six or so but, according to legend, 13 guarded the capital. This was to maintain one for each year of the life of St. Eulàlia, the patron saint of Barcelona, whose bones are thought to lie in the crypt.