Lady Amherst's Pheasant Feathers

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Complete Heads With Tippets & Crests Tail Feathers
In the wild, Lady Amherst's Pheasants occurs in Tibet, Southwestern China, and northern Burma, but it has also been introduced in Britain, Hawaii and New Zealand. It is named after Sarah, Countess of Amherst (1762-1838). Her husband, William Pitt Amherst, Governor General of India, was responsible for sending the first birds to London in the early 1800's. They are highly secretive and rarely emerge into the open.
Complete Heads With Tippets & Crests
The head of the male Lady Amherst’s Pheasant is similar to Golden Pheasant but  the tippet section is stunning silver with black barring and the crest feathers are translucent dark red. Crests are used as topping or tails. Tippets are used as tailing material, applied back to back in matched pairs as wings on salmon/steelhead flies or wound as hackle for spider or Spey type flies.
Item Description Color Price To Top
LA001 Lady Amherst Pheasant, Complete Head with crest and tippets, color natural   $13.00
LA054 Lady Amherst Pheasant, Complete Head with crest and tippets, color dyed chartreuse   $13.00
LA184 Lady Amherst Pheasant, Complete Head with crest and tippets, color dyed highlander green   $13.00
LA187 Lady Amherst Pheasant, Complete Head with crest and tippets, color dyed hot orange   $13.00
LA188 Lady Amherst Pheasant, Complete Head with crest and tippets, color dyed hot pink   $13.00
LA199 Lady Amherst Pheasant, Complete Head with crest and tippets, color dyed kingfisher blue   $13.00
LA289 Lady Amherst Pheasant, Complete Head with crest and tippets, color dyed purple   $13.00
LA310 Lady Amherst Pheasant, Complete Head with crest and tippets, color dyed red   $13.00
LA383 Lady Amherst Pheasant, Complete Head with crest and tippets, color dyed yellow   $13.00

Lady Amherst's Tail Feathers
Looking at the picture of the bird makes you wonder what natural selection could have evolved
such a gaudy specimen? Yet when you look at the bird or it's feathers on this page, you are seeing the feathers against a monotone background to make them stand out for display purposes. When you view these same feathers on the bird in their natural colors against a natural deep forest background the stripes and bars break up the form of the bird like stripes on a tiger. This train of thought gets even more interesting when you consider that Amhurst's Pheasants, Golden Pheasants and tigers co-exist in the same natural environment.  Amhurst's tail fibers marry well together and sections from these feathers is sometimes used for strip wings on steelhead and salmon flies.  the most common use for Amhurst's is as hackling material for large Intruder style winter steelhead flies such as the Jumbo Critter. The fibers are removed from the feather and spun in a loop of wire.  the twisted wire serves as the stem of a hackle which is spun onto a hook.  The fibers are then separated so that they will have more movement when wet.
Item Description Color Price To Top
LAC242 Lady Amhersts Pheasant Single Tail Feather, Natural Black and White $20.35

LAC188 Lady Amhersts Pheasant Single Tail Feather, Hot Pink $20.35

LAC187 Lady Amhersts Pheasant Single Tail Feather, Hot Orange $20.35

LAC310 Lady Amhersts Pheasant Single Tail Feather, Hot Red $20.35

LAC199 Lady Amhersts Pheasant Single Tail Feather, Kingfisher Blue $20.35

LAC298 Lady Amhersts Pheasant Single Tail Feather, Purple $20.35

LAC367 Lady Amhersts Pheasant Single Tail Feather, NEW Sunburst Yellow Sunburst Yellow $20.35


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