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 that.)   



Skues Birds


Fogg's Spider Hackles