This is my entry for The Three Muses challenge this week (Chickens). My Rooster is a Coucou bleu (Holland Breed) . I blended the image over the background (artist paper-Creative imaginations- Christine Adolph), and used multi layers of coloring but tried to keep the feathering intact. I then added a 'Difference' gradient filter for a 'batik' look. There are an amazing number of beautiful breeds of chickens - I always enjoy going to the county fair here in the summer and being blown away by some incredible 'fancy 'breeds that you don't see on the common farm.