Herbert Miner Hen Neck - Medium Brown Dun

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Re: Herbert Miner Hen Neck - Medium Brown Dun

Post by chase creek » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:44 am

My wife sees chicken feathers - I see a really fine looking hen neck. Go figure! :D
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Re: Herbert Miner Hen Neck - Medium Brown Dun

Post by William Anderson » Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:47 pm

Ray, those are really difficult to pass up once you pick it up, and if you take it out of plastic and thumb through it, you're a goner. This is a beautiful example of this cape. Nice score.
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Re: Herbert Miner Hen Neck - Medium Brown Dun

Post by joaniebo » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:39 am

Quite a few years ago, I bought a couple (actually SEVERAL) hen skins from Dave Roberts that had a dun color near the stem and various brown or goldish colored tips. In addition, I also bought a couple more that the dun color near the stem and dark reddish brown tips, which I call my "Fiery March Brown Hackles". Lovely hackles that look good with just about anything used for the bodies.
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Re: Herbert Miner Hen Neck - Medium Brown Dun

Post by Theroe » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:20 pm

I can tell you this: that neck looks even better in person !
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