Hello. We live in Glendale AZ. I have 2 RIR & one Americuana (not sure if I spelled it right) hens. We had a Bantam hen that was killed by a hawk. Just got another Bantam baby (and 3 Americuanas) from Pratts Feed Store. How soon can I tell if my Bantam is a roo or a hen? They do not sex the Bantams at Pratts. Last time i bought 4. 2 died within a couple days, one grew into a beautiful silver roo with a gorgeous purple jewel on his head. Very mean though. The hen was a black silkie and she was a pretty good egg layer. Would lay for 2 weeks and go broody for 3-4 weeks. Lovely off white almost pink eggs. She would steal the other girls eggs too. "Tilly" was the one who was murdered so I'm hoping to get another female. Just curious as to when he/she might look like a rooster or hen. Last time, which was our first time, I had no idea until the roo was fighting with our Leghorn roo. I am sure he showed characteristics of being male but I never thought to take notes. He was re homed soon after the fighting started. Thanks for any advice. I've always found the best info and advice on BYC.