Metz Hen Capes

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Metz Hen Capes

Post by ForumGhillie » Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:56 pm

If anyone is interested, I helped Jim add a bunch of Metz hen capes to his website. I really like the looks of the Metz's hen honey dun capes.

https://jimsflyco.com/Metz-Rooster-Cape ... v1=0&dv2=0
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Re: Metz Hen Capes

Post by Theroe » Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:05 am

Jim most definitely gets “pick of the litter“ from the big time growers.. I have recently purchased two honey dun hen capes from him, and one of the speckled blue dun roosters from him. The most recent is a natural Metz blue dun with true honey overtones. It’s a real rarity, only the second or third one I’ve seen in 40 years.

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Re: Metz Hen Capes

Post by DUBBN » Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:28 am

I want one pretty darn bad.

If I keep looking, I will end up buying one.

I have never had a bad experience with any of Jim's products!
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Re: Metz Hen Capes

Post by Variant » Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:53 am

Theroe wrote: Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:05 am Jim most definitely gets “pick of the litter“ from the big time growers.. I have recently purchased two honey dun hen capes from him, and one of the speckled blue dun roosters from him. The most recent is a natural Metz blue dun with true honey overtones. It’s a real rarity, only the second or third one I’ve seen in 40 years.

Dana
I also picked up a speckled blue dun rooster cape, and a Cree cape and a honey dun cape . The quality and colors are outstanding.

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Re: Metz Hen Capes

Post by ForumGhillie » Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:24 am

Variant wrote: Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:53 am
Theroe wrote: Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:05 am Jim most definitely gets “pick of the litter“ from the big time growers.. I have recently purchased two honey dun hen capes from him, and one of the speckled blue dun roosters from him. The most recent is a natural Metz blue dun with true honey overtones. It’s a real rarity, only the second or third one I’ve seen in 40 years.

Dana
I also picked up a speckled blue dun rooster cape, and a Cree cape and a honey dun cape . The quality and colors are outstanding.

Lou
Lou, were they Metz or Whiting rooster capes?
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Re: Metz Hen Capes

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:49 am

Jim is packing up my Metz Hen necks for shipment. He does seem to get the "pick of the litter" when it comes to hackle. I also trust his judgement when it comes to feathers.
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Re: Metz Hen Capes

Post by Variant » Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:33 am

ForumGhillie wrote: Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:24 am
Variant wrote: Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:53 am
Theroe wrote: Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:05 am Jim most definitely gets “pick of the litter“ from the big time growers.. I have recently purchased two honey dun hen capes from him, and one of the speckled blue dun roosters from him. The most recent is a natural Metz blue dun with true honey overtones. It’s a real rarity, only the second or third one I’ve seen in 40 years.

Dana
I also picked up a speckled blue dun rooster cape, and a Cree cape and a honey dun cape . The quality and colors are outstanding.

Lou
Lou, were they Metz or Whiting rooster capes?
John,
They were all Metz products, the blue dun variant and the Cree are rooster capes and the honey dun is a hen cape.
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Re: Metz Hen Capes

Post by RickA » Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:40 am

John, You're not helping here.
I'm trying to finish up my Christmas shopping and shopping for me is not
what I should be focusing on.
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Re: Metz Hen Capes

Post by ForumGhillie » Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:09 am

RickA wrote: Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:40 am John, You're not helping here.
I'm trying to finish up my Christmas shopping and shopping for me is not
what I should be focusing on.
Rick, I am the guy who gets the spreadsheets for all the capes & saddles to upload and make sure Jim & Wendie did it correctly, which also means checking on all the photos and listings. So I am constantly saying to myself "NO more!" Then Jim calls me and we start talking and he mentions stuff he hasn't posted yet.

BTW, Jim did not get the "pick of the litter" ... he bought the whole damn litter this time!!!

And he is driving me crazy. :lol:
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Re: Metz Hen Capes

Post by Theroe » Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:13 pm

Not a hen, but a recent acquisition from Jim. This is a dark blue dun with a few bonus honey feathers in size 10 and 12, and lots of size 16-20. The very small ones up near the head are perfect for small bivisible‘s.
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