Working On A Chicken

I am working on my latest painting.  It is so much easier just to follow along with someone else's painting.  That means that they have done all the hard preparatory work.  I was born lazy and it is a real struggle overcoming something like that.  Well, I want to paint a chicken.  So, I have the underpainting done and I am agonizing over the chicken.  Or rooster, to be exact.  I used a photo of our very first rooster, Gerard, who is long gone.  He was a very handsome rooster and had a wonderful personality, too.  He was a Buff Orpington, but I don't know what color he will turn out on the painting.  Here is my initial sketch.  I just have to somehow get this onto the canvas....

Impression of a vaguely Gerard-like rooster.