What was that breed with the long saddle feathers used as lures?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Kanchii, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    A while ago there was a thread started, which I cannot find anymore, with pictures of a gorgeous breed where the roosters had very long saddle feathers commonly used for fishing lures. I was wondering what that breed was called, and if it's in the APA? I remember they were stunning, and if they're recognized (or even if they aren't) it seems like they'd be show stealers, I'd love to eventually get a pair...
  2. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    I'm not sure about the thread, or breed, but I do remember reading something on one of the hatcheries, about a certain breeds feathers being used for fly tying. I couldn't find it now, but Murray McMurray has a "Fly Tyers Special" that has different breeds/colors in the combo-all cockerels of course.
  3. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    Quote:Good to know, thank you!
  4. MNKris

    MNKris Songster

    Nov 1, 2007
    Fly tyers use the hackle, I think? I know Blue Andalusians and some of the rocks and wyandottes are used for fly fishing...
  5. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    Quote:Yes I believe they can be, but in the thread posted a while ago it was a certain breed that had its saddle feathers touching the ground, and tons of them
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
  7. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    Quote:THANK YOU -bows down-
  8. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    Very interesting; I'd love to have that blue dun roo running around my yard, he's purty!

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