Help with gender on special needs chicken please!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BasicallyHeather, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. BasicallyHeather

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    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.

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    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! [​IMG]

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  2. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    I guess roo...
     
  3. simplysophie

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    I hope our buttons is a hen!
     
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  4. Firefighter Chick

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    how is is she/he? can you take some close ups of the legs and back? I'm going to guess female.
     
  5. simplysophie

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    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 [​IMG]
     
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  6. BasicallyHeather

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    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...

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  7. Firefighter Chick

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    looks ALL GIRL to me! congrats!
     
  8. De

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    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...
     
  9. EMaker

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    I have a special needs RIR pullet with the same disability (or so it appears). We was our rescue, and she's wonderful!
     
  10. farmerChef

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    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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