That's more understandable. I know that many units have pat mascot, but is kind of weird when all-male unit marching around with ironed goats I won't comment on their uniforms. Don't know much about Spanish Legion, but man on first glimpse they look weird.
Recommend to all: watch the film, Pépé le Moko, starring Jean Gabin.
I was 13 yrs old at the time when I first watched it on BBC 2, a saturday night, i think. ..yeah @ that period French culture was imported big time. Mother speaks perfect French and blasted my lugs with Piaf, Distel, Aznavour etc.