This birds occupies a wide range of habitat thoughout its broad range. From sea level to over 6,000 ft, they are found in nearly all tropical to subtropical habitats. Rolling hills of bamboo forests and other secondary growth is perferred. Males form herems of 3-4 hens and breeding begins as early as January. Nests with 5-6 eggs are placed under a bush or in a bamboo clump and the hen alone cares for the young.
Tying with Red Junglefowl Feathers
The Red Jungle Fowl is the ancestor to the modern coachman hackle. But this bird offers many more uses with the variety of body plumage.
Side tails are useful for hackling spey fly patterns and cheeks and wings on streamers.
Saltwater tiers should make note to try to incorporate the natural golden hackles from this bird into your deceiver or tarpon patterns.
- rooster pelts
- hen pelts
- full skins
- fly patterns
- links to other junglefowl
The orgin of all domestic lines of chicken, these capes are a deep firey brown, small like the wild bird, and in good feather, no pin-feathering at all.
The color on these saddles range from coachman brown to natural furnace.
These are some of the finest, softest and well marked feathers for tying soft hackle flies.
Hens are small bodied and densly feathered birds.There is a big difference between the domesticated and wild type red junglefowl
|Red Junglefowl - Male||$125.00|
This is an older male in full feather. Check out the close ups below, the neck hackles are in good condition and the color is very good.
The saddle is perfect, no wear at all on any edges. The fluff on the rump is as it should be on a wild bird, check out the picture on the right.
The tail is missing a few feathers which I have extras of and will replace.
I'm looking for pictures of flies and the recipies you used to tie them. Please give me a call or email me for more information.
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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