A Poultry Hackle Description List.
Taken from John Veniards ‘Fly Dressers Guide’
Grizzle - alternate bars of black and white usually from Plymouth Rock poultry.
Cree - Plymouth Rock/Rhode Island Red cross.
Reds (Browns) - from Rhode Island Red poultry.
Red Game - from Old English Game poultry.
Badger - Black centre with white outer fibres, sometimes with black tips.
Furnace - Black centre with red outer fibres.
Coch-Y-Bondhu - As Furnace but with the edges of the fibres tipped with black.
Greenwell - Black centre with ginger outer fibres.
Blue Dun - Slate grey.
Iron Blue - very dark slate grey.
Dun - mouse colour.
Honey Dun & Honey Blue Dun - These have honey tipped fibres.
Rusty Dun & Rusty Blue Dun - These have rusty tipped fibres.
White/ Black/ Buff/ Ginger/ Honey/ etc./ are self descriptive. (Easy for him to say
Fogg's Spider Hackles