The martlet is in English heraldry depicted as a swift with tufts of feathers instead of talons, sometimes lacking a beak as well. I was thinking of making him an amputee, but settled on giving him huge tufts of feathers where his legs start instead. Kind of look like a feathery skirt, right?
I call this one Chiddester. He’s indeed very swift, a messenger type (don’t shoot!) who’s a lot more tough and jaded than he might look.
Are those boots or feet? Cartoon animal physiques never did make much sense, now did they?