I own red sexlinks, and bought them because they were supposed to be gentle and efficient layers. But instead of buying new replacement layers each year, we were wondering if we could get a rooster and just keep making our own chicks? If the red sexlink is a crossbreed, that wouldn't work, would it? So I was thinking of getting whatever the parent is.. I think a RI red hen and just raise those instead. Would that work? Really, what is the advantage of a sexlink? Does it pull the advantages of both breeds or something??