After watching through the Venom Labs 2 tutorial set (Which is absolutely excellent!), I decided to try my hand at actually using the hair particles in Internal.
I’m pretty happy with it so far, just need to texture up the beak, and possibly a few other things. It’s also the first time I’ve ever included a semi realistic looking eye in one of my renders. I usually use cycles, and haven’t really perfected an technique for realistic eyes yet.