Man, that's amazing! It looks so round and comfy with that cute, snuggly face! I can't believe you really designed that on your own. I never heard of 'wet folding', but all of your origami pieces that where made that way seem very impressive and I will definitely look that up! Thanks for posting this
The body shape makes me wonder how you'd handle a quail, especially with the little feather on the forehead. I like the folding technique that gets you soft edges rather than crisp, as it fits the fatness of a winter bird all puffed up. In general, though, I picture blue jays as a more slender, pointy bird. (Not to mention mean, but that's a difficult feature to fold!)
It seems you understand everything in my mind . I also thought about a quail and did it, but no so successful, maybe I'll try it again. Currently I prefer doing the Northern cardinal, which was my first idea. This blue jay was the result when the way colors changed not really like a cardinal. Looking back to the model after reading your comment, I still need to improve it indeed.
And reading your comments is always a pleasure, thank you very much!