saddle hackle


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Noun1.saddle hackle - a long narrow feather on the back (saddle) of a domestic fowl
hackle - long slender feather on the necks of e.g. turkeys and pheasants
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NOTE: The original Assassin was tied with a body of dark olive dubbing, a rib of oval gold tinsel, a brown saddle hackle palmered forward, and a wing of about eight strands of lime-green Krystal Flash.
The cocks have a proud carriage, full neck, and saddle hackle, and full tails, with well-curved sickle feathers.
One infamous Whiting saddle hackle sold for $1,015 on eBay when the supply was down and the demand most high.