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