A bit of whimsy...
This is a custom piece I did for a friend/client. She got the idea for it years ago when I drew a couple of chickens with the plumage coloration of other types of birds (eagle, hawk). She wanted this hen to have the plumage color of a Gouldian Finch. Definitely used some colors that don't normally find their way into chicken art! ;-)
colored pencil and graphite on white Stonehenge paper
6.25 by 12 inches
sold, custom commission by the blog commenter who goes by "BMc" :-)