We have adopted 5 red sex link hens. They are 2 1/2 to 3 yrs old. I do not know at what point they stop laying. We would like to get a rooster for them. We want one for protection, to help produce chicks, good egg laying breed, and one that would complement the characteristics of the hens. Any suggestions?? I am looking for a well-mannered, colourful rooster. We have a brahma and a silkie rooster ...and they are both delights to behold!! (separate pens) NOTE: I am not looking to continue the sex-color link.