My husband jokingly called this a potato bird. Interestingly, that name quite appropriately embodies the idea that tickled my cortex into making this quilt. I recently read a short National Geographic article on gene mapping. We humans share a whopping 24% of our genes with the wine grape. The chicken shares 65% of our human genetic make up. I can only imagine that this little Goldfinch and the Yukon Gold potatoes nestled beneath it, have quite a lot in common.