This is Black Hat. She is a Mottled Houdan chicken.
She is also Lakin's chicken.
And he loves her.
He spends hours out back with her.
He hugs her and gives her water and makes sure we all say hello to her.
And he doesn't mind at all that she is a rather unattractive chicken, with 5 toes and a crossed beak and a very loud cackle. He loves her just how she is. And it is probably one of the most adorable things to witness.