Wing, of the dark mottled brown or blackish feather of a turkey; body,
of orange camlet mixed with a little mohair; and a dusky red, or bright
brown cock's hackle, plucked from the back where the feathers are longest,
Any feather of a copper or dirty yellow colour, which is not too coarse
in the fibres, will answer for the wings; such as may be found on the
domestic hen, turkey, or the landrail: the body of lemon coloured mohair
mixed with a small portion of light brown fur or camlet; and a pale dusky
ginger hackle over the whole.
The wings are to be procured from the cormorant, or the mottled feather
of the mallard, if very dark: body of dark sable ribbed with gold wire,
over which a dusky red hackle should be thickly wound: for the tail, the
mottled feathers of the drake; and before fastening off, a little flos
silk should be unravelled, and fastened at the extremity of the work.
No. 4. The
wings the extreme end of the feather of the guinea fowl not stripped,
but having the feather left on both sides of the middle stem; a blood
red hackle should be fastened on with the wings, and so arranged as to
extend behind them; the dyed feathers used by officers in the army answer
very well for this purpose, if those from the macaw cannot be procured.
The body is best made of the harl of an ostrich dyed to correspond with
the red feather introduced; with a bright yellow hackle over it. The beautiful
green feather which forms the eye of a peacock's tail should be fastened
at the head, and left hanging downwards so as to cover the body for nearly
half an inch, and a few strips of the same part of the feather may be
fastened at the tail.
It is to be made of the wool of a sheep or another animal dyed yellow,
and a black hackle twisted at intervals over the body; or vice versâ,
of a back body and yellow hackle.