Genetic Hackle

  • Breed Purpose:
    Feather production
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    Many breeds have roosters that are prized for their appearance, either beautiful coloring or long tails, but these have an added attraction, the feathers on their neck and back are extremely long. They vary a great deal in all other aspects, as many variations have been created to produce unique feathers for the fly tying trade. They are also commonly called "Fly Tie" chickens.

    This picture is of a young trio, the saddle feathers on this rooster now touch the ground. I pulled a saddle feather and it was 12 inches long.
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