Now that I have rehomed my non-laying Leghorns, I need to replace them. I was thinking of getting 2 Barred Rocks and 2 Rhode Island Reds. But then I started reading about Black Sexlinks, and can't decide between the 3 breeds. I want birds that will lay well, be ok with my existing birds and not burn out like my Leghorns did after 3 years. I have read tons of reviews and still can't make up my mind. I have one old BR and at age 5, she still lays me a couple of eggs a week. I would think that a cross between a BR and RIR would make an excellent bird. What does everyone think?