Cookshill Hen English Partridge

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Cookshill Hen English Partridge

Post by ForumGhillie » Thu May 27, 2021 5:35 pm

Arrived in the mail when I returned from my 2 week Dakota's hiking and camping adventure. Nothing better for soft hackles than a Cookshill Hen English Partridge. Steve's materials are always top notch.

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I requested a while ago since they are so hard to come by lately. My others are getting sparse from use.
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Re: Cookshill Hen English Partridge

Post by Ron Eagle Elk » Fri May 28, 2021 7:37 am

I'm a huge fan of Steve's feathers. Your picture explains why. Always top notch skins.
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Re: Cookshill Hen English Partridge

Post by zen leecher » Fri May 28, 2021 9:52 am

it's rare to have the head attached. Very small hackles are on the head and upper neck area. two thumbs up.
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Re: Cookshill Hen English Partridge

Post by Mike62 » Fri May 28, 2021 7:21 pm

I have got to learn how to skin out an entire bird. My closest neighbor is a professional trapper and has graciously offered complete instruction this fall. That bird is gorgeous.
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Re: Cookshill Hen English Partridge

Post by NightWatchman » Fri May 28, 2021 9:37 pm

I would take him up on that Mike62 !
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Re: Cookshill Hen English Partridge

Post by DOUGSDEN » Fri May 28, 2021 10:06 pm

John,
I think I'm gonna melt.....or at least pee my pants over this bird! You have scored a huge winner on this one! It is absolutely gorgeous! Please remember to show us some of your beautiful patterns that will come from this prize!
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Re: Cookshill Hen English Partridge

Post by letumgo » Sat May 29, 2021 8:59 am

This is the first partridge I've seen with the head still intact. One of the finest skins I've ever seen. Congrats.
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Re: Cookshill Hen English Partridge

Post by ForumGhillie » Sun May 30, 2021 4:20 pm

All the English Partridge skins I have purchased over the years from Steve at Cookshill has had the head and been top quality.

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Re: Cookshill Hen English Partridge

Post by Boarmountain » Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:41 am

Mike62 wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 7:21 pm I have got to learn how to skin out an entire bird. My closest neighbor is a professional trapper and has graciously offered complete instruction this fall. That bird is gorgeous.
I have a post in the tutorials on how to skin and preserve a bird

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=8457
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Re: Cookshill Hen English Partridge

Post by Mike62 » Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:08 am

Boarmountain wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:41 am
Mike62 wrote: Fri May 28, 2021 7:21 pm I have got to learn how to skin out an entire bird. My closest neighbor is a professional trapper and has graciously offered complete instruction this fall. That bird is gorgeous.
I have a post in the tutorials on how to skin and preserve a bird

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=8457
I remember reading that a while back. I bookmarked it this time so I wouldn't forget it. Thanks for bringing it back up! The larger fur bearers (mostly deer) don't trouble me, but my big, clubby, farmer hands are not the most delicate of instruments...
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