Coq de Leon roosters are the oldest genetic chicken line bred for fly tying feathers. Dating back several hundred years, these roosters have traditionally been bred only in Spain. Since the mid-1990's, Whiting Farms has continued the tradition by raising authentic Coq de Leon rooster stock from Spain. Whiting Farms is the only commercial breeder of Coq de Leon outside of Spain.
Coq de Leon Rooster Capes have some excellent tailing fibers from the "throat hackle" along the edges of the cape. Larger wet and dry fly hackle, and barbs suitable for hackle stacking applications. Also great for skaters, Yuk Bug, Jumbo Humpy and Sofia Pillow Flies.