In 2006 we imported Toulouse parent breeder hatching eggs from France so we could produce goslings for a customer with a unique meat market.
Surprisingly some of them hatched with top knots or tufts on their head - much like a Roman Tufted or Tufted Buff.
Since then we have selected those breeders with tufts and created our own Tufted Toulouse strain. About 85% of the Tufted Toulouse goslings hatch with a tuft. Those 15% that do not have tufts are sold as French Toulouse.