Hello! As my name suggests, my favorite breed of chicken is the Egyptian Fayoumi. There's one problem with my obsession. My place of residence is in Idaho. As you might know, Fayoumi are much better for hot weather, as opposed to cold weather. But I can work my way around this by crossbreeding. Fayoumi chickens are flighty, fast, and smart, making a good bird for free ranging and general survival. I was thinking possibly breeding them with Araucanas, or maybe Mille fleur Bantams? If anybody has experience with chicken genetics, I'd love to hear your input on my idea, or maybe if you know better breeds to hybridize with, to make them a cold hardy, free range chicken. Thank you for reading and/or responding!