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Himalayan Snowcock

Native to Eurasia, this soft colored shy gamebird gets its name from the sound of its call. It is a quick flyer, has a tendancy to run to avoid danger and the rocky, steep, hillsides of open dry country in which it lives, makes

Tying with Himalayan Snowcock Feathers

Some consider the Chukar and Red-legged Partridge one and the same. Slight differences are observable to the knowledgeable but for most intents and purposes they can be deemed the same.

Although fly tying history has neglected this bird from the cabinet of necessities, it is an indispensable item for many reasons. The olive colored back feathers make great soft hackle flies much in the same way as the Hungarian.

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Himalayan Snowcock $425.00  

Short of some feathers missing on the rump, this is a nice skin. The color is good, the feather edges are clean and free of chipping.

The varred neck and breast feathers are tucked under in the photo and I can send more pictures if needed.

 

 

 

 

 


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Partridge

There are 43 different breeds of partridge, some dull in color such as the rock partridge while others such as the crimson-headed partridge is among the brightest colored of any bird.

They are native to Europe, Asia, Africa, and the middle East. Not to confuse them with grouse, partidge are clean legged, having no feathers on their legs or feet.




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Hungarian

Raul Raul

Chukar

Snow Cock


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