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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Aquaholic, Apr 21, 2017.
Hi, Aquaholic from Eastern South Carolina. New to chickens,but have jumped in with both feet!
Welcome to BYC!
By "aquaholic" do you mean you used to keep/breed fish? If so, I've done that too.
Just an avid fisherman. Although I do have an aquarium...
Glad you could join us. Feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Do you fly fish? Tie your own flies?
Many of the feathers used to tie flies come from roosters that have special genetics to give their feathers the long, soft qualities that are needed to make good flies.
(looking for a way to tie your interests together)
I do fly fish and tie my own flies lots of caddis made from deer hides. I use some of my pheasant feathers.
My newest birds are a genetic hackle breed from a breeder who sells "capes" for tying flies. The rooster is gorgeous and I'm very excited to have them. I thought of them immediately when you said you were an angler. I think even "normal" roos produce some feathers that are usable for tying flies. If you pull some feathers and the roo complains, just remind him of the alternative and be glad he wasn't the deer who's fur you are using.
G’Day from down under Aquaholic Welcome!
I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.
You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.
If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out