After having many pretty and fun different breeds of chickens that we fed to the local predators . We've created a chicken bunker with a strong run and are focusing on kid friendly birds who are great egg layers. From my reading on the forum, I think we will go with Sex Link, in a variety of colors. My question is, If the sex link is a cross between any number of different breeds of birds, is one color a better than another? Also, the hatcheries keep there "recipe" secret so are say black sex link birds from one hatchery better than black sex link birds from another hatchery? One more thing, do you think any color of sex link is more hardy or savvy on free range? Thanks!