Every year I add a few birds to my flock, usually replacement birds by hatching my own. I like a colorful egg basket and have all colors of eggs, blue, green, olive, speckled terra cotta and olive, dark and white. Each year my project has been adding a new color or hybrid, something I love doing. So of course I am planning this spring's hatchings when dear husband reminded me about the huge percentage of cockerels I get. (Unfortunately that is true.) So he suggested that for this year only we take a break from breeding (Hope some girls go broody....whoops did I say that out loud?) and purchase any new birds, sexed pullets only. Reluctantly I agreed (Ummm not my fault if anyone, especially the little bantams manage to hide and hatch some eggs. Could I hide the bator in the closet? Just random thoughts of course.) The problem is, he wants to get sex links or brown egg production layers. (Have I mentioned I love a colored egg basket?) because he claims they would lay better than the birds I have (Not their fault some are getting old) My opinion is to get some more colored egg layers I can use the following year when I go back to breeding and also to continue with a colorful egg basket. I really don't need cookie cutter eggs. (He claims my eggs cost a hundred dollars a dozen to produce but that is exaggerating.) So my question is (in order of my preference.) 1. Purchase some colorful egg layers so I can make even more colors the following year.(Or maybe one hatch this year????) 2. Split the difference. Let him get half sex link production birds while I get an equal number colorful egg layers. 3. Get all sex links (in which case I won't know how the extra birds showed up.) Opinions? What would you do?