Help with gender on special needs chicken please!

BasicallyHeather

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 4, 2011
244
7
93
Lowellville, Ohio
This is Buttons, our special needs bantam cochin/white leghorn X. Any guesses as to age or gender? She/he is our sweet little lap chicken, thoroughly and ridiculously spoiled. We'd just like to know if it's a she or he, and maybe how old she is. We have had him/her for almost a month, and the comb and wattles are darker now.




We adore our sweet little baby, and it makes no difference to us if it's a male or female...we just get tired of mixing up the gender pronouns all the time!


Thank you all
 

simplysophie

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 16, 2011
142
6
91
I am basically heathers daughter, and as buttons owner i thought it might be useful to tell you that our Cochin banty/leghorn X does his love dance fo all the girls, including buttons. Buttons is the chicken in my avatar
 
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BasicallyHeather

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 4, 2011
244
7
93
Lowellville, Ohio
She/he is very tame, very interested in joining the flock in ranging the yard (even though it can barely walk because of its deformed legs), and our rooster does do his side-stepping "love dance" in its direction...

Close-ups:

Tail


Legs
 

De

Songster
11 Years
Apr 9, 2008
307
1
139
Camden,AR
Not sure on sex, but I think it is a cochin/sultans b/c of the crest and 5 toes...
I had a hen that was had a deformed feet that lived to be 5 and layed big brown eggs every day...
 

EMaker

Chirping
8 Years
Aug 19, 2011
171
2
79
I have a special needs RIR pullet with the same disability (or so it appears). We was our rescue, and she's wonderful!
 

farmerChef

Songster
9 Years
Nov 18, 2010
3,444
85
221
Southern Georgia
My Coop
I don't think the parents are cochin/leghorn, unless they are also mixed. Niether cochins or leghorn have 5 toes or (head) crests. could you post some pics of the parents? might have some houdan or sultan as De suggested
 

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