Thanks for all the great reactions! I actually didn’t finish the series: there are still two sketches sitting on my deks for more than half a year now. Reason for this is that this little chicken died on January 8th. She had started moulting just before new year and that, combined with the stress of the fire works in my street, was too much for her. Due to this disappointment, the fact that she almost looked like a grown up already and because I had a very busy time last half year, this series got on a lower priority.
Next month I will actually have more time and I hope to turn the two sketches into real illustrations: one where she is shaking her feathers and an other one where she is in fact dead. Although it is a pity she died, for the series it isn’t that bad: it has a real beginning and end due to this misfortune.
The chicken turned out to be a blue partridge and looked like a Breda fowl despite the fifth toe that came from her silky parent.