We get severe winters here. Thought about breeding some Orpingtons to get a cross that is very docile like the Orp but have very small combs and waddles so they won't freeze. My ideal traits would be: very docile and friendly cold hardy very small comb and waddles partridge or other marking for free range camouflage improved egg laying like New Hampshire Reds Any ideas? Thought about going for the docile nature and egg laying first, then the external traits. Is it true that chickens breed stronger traits from rooster to hen offspring and hen to rooster offspring?