I have 9 hens right now 3 red comets 3 Buffs and 3 black sex links. I have been very impressed with the black sex links. But I have been wanting to breed chickens to replace my flock. I know that sexlinks don't breed true, I was thinking of getting barred rocks but I don't want to have a RIR rooster because of bad experience and I have small kids. They seem to be mean. Is there a gental rooster that I can put with barred rocks and get great egg layers? Or if someone is having success with a exceptional egg laying self sustaining flock how did you do it. P.S. I plan on using silkies as brooding hens.