I am interested in getting a few Toulouse this spring and wanted to know about the characteristics of the breed. Are they gentle? Hardy? Good breeders, layers, mothers? Predator considerations, such as special precautions? Shelter they like best? Nesting areas? How do they like them? Compatibility with other animals/livestock/poultry? Feed? Will they continue to forage and graze well in the winter? Any info would be appreciated!