Congrats and go for it! If interested in my experience- yes can combine NN with tufts, not hard at all. The tufts hanged loose on my NN birds, like big heavy earrings that hang down and swing a lot? Purely my guess- the reduced feathering on the skin projections the tufts grow on causes them to lose some support and not really stick straight out of the sides of head. I do wonder if a bird with dense feathering on tufts may still stick out side ways despite being NN... your newest rooster seems like a very promising candidate for this? Anyways, it would be fascinating to see someone else do this and see how your birds turn out. Cynthia, that's a pretty bird.