I have raised chickens; it was a special joy to do so on my little ranch after I retired as Bishop of Corpus Christi. I never had one as talented at this one, but I wish that I had.
Father Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote,
“Glory be to God for dappled things –
For skis of couple-color as a brined cow;
For rose-moles all in staple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced -fold, fallow , and plow;
And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.
All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: