saddle hackle


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n saddle hackle a long narrow feather on the back (saddle) of a domestic fowl
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In literature:

SPENCER BAY SPECIAL: WINGS blue saddle hackles inside with furnace saddle hackles outside.
"How to Tie Flies" by E. C. Gregg
The White Dorking must have the plumage uniformly white, though in the older birds the hackle and saddle may attain a light golden tint.
"Poultry" by Hugh Piper