We have been raising chickens for over 30 years. These birds are bred for their feathers. Having tied flies for over 44 years has made it possible for me to improve the quality of feathers we use and raise. We raise 700 to 1200 birds yearly. We sell neck and saddle hackle. Grades, colors, and prices are available from our catalog.
We no longer sell hatching eggs and chicks. Our business has become too busy for us to continue assisting other farms develop genetic hackle.
Some of the birds we raise are for streamer use. Some birds we raise are for dry fly use. Some birds we raise are used for wet flies and nymphs.
We have been raising roosters with long saddles that salons use for hair extensions. We do have some packaged feathers by length for salons that want only long feathers.
Theriault Line: These birds I have crossed for over 30 years. They have excellent dry fly quality necks. There is an assortment of natural colors.
Prices for 2013
The feather packs are sold by length.
6-8 inches per 12 feathers ($5.00 per pack) 8-10 inches per 12 feathers ($7.00 per pack) 10-12 inches per 12 feathers ($9.00 per pack) 12-14 inches per 12 feathers ($12.00) 14-16 inches sold out we are sold out of feathers over 16 inches.
Some craft saddles are available with 5 1/2 inch feathers to 7 1/2 inches for $18 to $55 each (craft saddles are narrow feathers used for hair extensions)(all are dyed in bright colors from assorted natural colored saddles. No two will be alike.
Whole saddles 6-8 inch feathers $30 @, 8-10 inch feathers $40,10-12 inch feathers $50 @ . Add $10 to every size for grizzly saddles. Used for dry flies or hair extensions.
We do have some large grizzly necks available in assorted bright colors and natural for $25.25 each. (used for salt water patterns and crafts)
Dry fly rooster necks: from $17.95 to $33.95 each Chicken Wings $2.95 per pair Wet fly hen necks: from $$5.95 to $9.95 each Chicken Tails $2.95 each clump Hen saddles: from $3.95 to $5.95 each Streamer rooster saddles: from $6.55 to $12.95 each (feathers are shorter than 5 inches and wide Dry fly long rooster saddles: $40 to $70 each