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Green Junglefowl

These birds live in bamboo or brush thickets in coastal valleys and low altitude inland forests.

They live in groups of 2-5, led by a dominent male who takes the flock to the waters edge to drink and back to the cover of the forest. At night, they roost in the bamboo stands, 15-20 feet above the forest floor. It is an able flyer, seen flying between islands in it's native range.

Tying with Green Junglefowl Feathers

Another ancestor to our modern hackle is the Green Jungle Fowl. Interestingly, of the four species of junglefowl, only the green lacks the traditional rooster neck hackle. The feathers on the neck are short and rounded, more hen like, soft, and webby.

Many believe that the genetics behind todays badger hackles can be traced back to the Green Junglefowl. Uses for these beautiful feathers are similar to those mentioned for the Red Jungle Fowl such as wings and cheeks on artistic salmon flies.

Saltwater tiers again should think about using some of these golden edged hackles to give a new look to many known patterns for deceivers and baitfish.

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Feather Assortment - Male

The small green pair of feathers is neck hackle, the green pair below that are back feathers, the feathers with the ginger edges are spade hackle from the shoulders, the feathers with the tellow edges are saddle hackle, and the dark pair are breast feathers.

 

 

 

15 pair mixed set - $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feather Assortment - Female

And here is an assortment from the female. The feathers certainly are not as striking as the males, however, the mottling on the hen feathers make them quite attractive.

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15 pair mixed set - $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


     
Green Junglefowl - male $325.00  

Another ancestor to our modern hackle is the Green Jungle Fowl. Interestingly, of the four species of junglefowl, only the green lacks the traditional rooster neck hackle. The feathers on the neck are short and rounded, more hen like, soft, and webby.

 

 


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Green Junglefowl - female- $325.00  

Another ancestor to our modern hackle is the Green Jungle Fowl. Interestingly, of the four species of junglefowl, only the green lacks the traditional rooster neck hackle. The feathers on the neck are short and rounded, more hen like, soft, and webby.

 

 


To check out, click the "view cart" button

 

 

 



 

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Junglefowl

The earliest fossil records of junglefowl were found in southeastern Europe. Sadly, I don't have any feathers from this "Giant Junglefowl" breed, we can only imagine what they might have looked like.

Today there are 56 recognized lines of fancy show breeds, all genetic descendents of the red junglefowl. Domesticating this bird and selecting for all the different breeds took hundreds if not thousands of years. However, if we took all lines of fancy chickens and bred them back together, we would end up unraveling all those years and be right back with a red junglefowl.


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grouse

softbills

quail

junglefowl

peafowl

hookbills

guineafowl

turkey

bustards

ratites

cranes

waterfowl

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