saddle feather

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Noun1.saddle feather - 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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Saddle: Both ecotypes differed significantly in saddle feather colors (Pless than 0.000) and patterns (Pless than 0.000).Saddle feathers were mostly pale-brown (32%) in Aseel chickens followed by greenish-black/brownish-black (26%) and black/gray (19%).
For those who insist on the long saddle feathers, Cote's recommends Whiting 100-packs, which are sized to the dry fly you wish to tie.
The male's neck and saddle feathers are lustrous green-black laced with a rich mahogany red.