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Crawfurd's & Lineated Kalij

These two species mark the transition between the families of Silvers and Kalij. Silver Pheasants have red legs while Kalij legs are grey. Crawfords are a bit brighter with red legs, while Lineated are only slightly darker and their legs are grey. The Ayeyarwady River divides the families.

Tying with Crawfurd's and Lineated Kalij Feathers

The Ayeyarwady River flows north to south through Burma. All 15 subspecies of the Silver Pheasant are found east of the river, while all Kalij are found west of the river. Male Crawfords and Lineated are very similar, however, the hen's feather patterns are quite different.

Fly tying literature often refers to an Andersen's pheasant as a naturally occuring subspecies. However, it is now widely accepted that an Anderson's is a hybrid between a Silver Pheasant and a Lineated Kalij. This would account for the Anderson's darker, tighter "V" pattern in the male's feathering.

The same uses apply for these feathers as other silvers but with a darker look. Again, the saltwater tier can use the crests for any baitfish pattern with dark or blue backs.

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Body Contour Feathers $17.50  

Feather Packs

For most tyers, a whole skin is more than a lifetime's supply of feathers.

So for those interested in tying a few patterns, here are packs of enough feathers to get you started.

 

20 Feathers - $17.50

 

 

 


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Breast Feathers $7.50  

Mixed Feather Packs

For most tyers, a whole skin is more than a lifetime's supply of feathers.

So for those interested in tying a few patterns, here are packs of enough feathers to get you started.

 

12 Feathers - $7.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
Wing Quills $5.50  

Feather Packs

The markings on these wing quills is more intricate than on either a Silver or a Lineated.

Perfect for wings on wet flies, they are stiff and marry well.

1 pair - $5.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
Tail Slips $7.50  

Feather Packs

The center tails on this bird are lighter, while the side tails are far darker and the markings far more complicated.

The barb length is not as long as a True Silver, but they still make an impressive wing on a wet fly pattern.

 

1 pair - $7.50

 

 

 


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Crawfurd's Kalij - Collecter Set $.00  

Collecter Set

Here is an assortment of Crawfurd's Kalij Pheasant feathers.

It includes a bit of everything, crest, neck, back, wing, and breast feathers.

It's the next best thing to buying a whole skin.

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Collecter Set of 25 pr - $0.00

 

 


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Lineated Kalij - Collecter Set $.00  

This is an older male in full feather. Check out the close ups below, the eyed feathers are in good condition and the color is very good.

The tail feathers are perfect, no wear at all on any edges. With a bit of steaming the eyes on the individual feathers will look as nice as the ones pictured in the sidebar.

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Collecter Set - $0.00

 

 

 


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Crawfurd's Kalij - Male $375.00  

This is an older male in full feather. Check out the close ups below, the eyed feathers are in good condition and the color is very good.

The tail feathers are perfect, no wear at all on any edges. With a bit of steaming the eyes on the individual feathers will look as nice as the ones pictured in the sidebar.

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Lineated Kalij - Male $375.00  

This is an older male in full feather. Check out the close ups below, the eyed feathers are in good condition and the color is very good.

The tail feathers are perfect, no wear at all on any edges. With a bit of steaming the eyes on the individual feathers will look as nice as the ones pictured in the sidebar.

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<malayan peacock pheasant>Pheasants

All pheasants are native to Asia. There are 52 different breeds of these beautiful birds, 17 of which are listed as endangered.

Habitat destruction and hunting has reduced the number of these birds in the wild. The Hainan Peacock Pheasant, thought to be a subspecies of the grey, is one of these and is one of the most endangered birds in all of China. Today it is at greater risk of extinction than even the Giant Panda.

None listed here are in such danger - but with habitat destruction and population growth, it's just a matter of time.

Breeds:

Tragopans, Monals & Koklass
 
  • Koklass
 
Gallopheasants
 
  • Bornean Firebacks
  • Malayan Firebacks
  • Siamese Fireback
 
Long-tailed & True Pheasants
 
  • Designer Ringnecks
 
Ruffed & Eared Pheasants
     
Peacock Pheasants
   
Cross-breeds
  Silver x Reeves    


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Pheasants

Partridge

Grouse

Softbills

Quail

Junglefowl

Peafowl

Hookbills

Guineafowl

Turkey

Bustards

Ratites

Cranes & Storks

Waterfowl

Pigeons and Doves

 

 

 





Lineated Hen

 

natural habitat

 


Comparing Feathers

 

 

Crawfurd's / Lineated

Heavey mottling obscures the fine barring

 

Anderson's

These are black feathers with white barring

 

Lewis Silver

Lewis Silver - closely related but much different color pattern

 


Crawfurd's Male



Wing Quills light color pattern

 

Crawfurd's Hen

 

 

Side Tails

 

 

"Wing-Whirrling" Display