Fishermen’s Hackles Become Latest Fashion Trend

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Hackles — the long, skinny rooster feathers fishermen use to make lures are the latest trend in hair extensions.

Jim Bernstein, a flly shop manager,  was warned that hair stylists would come banging on his door.  But he didn’t listen.  Less than 24 hours later, a woman walked into the Eldredge Bros. Fly Shop in Maine and made a beeline toward a display of hackles — the long, skinny rooster feathers fishermen use to make lures.

 

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Meet Oscar the Naked Cockatoo

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Birds of a feather flock together, which may explain why Oscar flies solo.

The plucky — and plucked — cockatoo beat the odds to survive a beak and feather disease. She was only given six months to live. That was 13 years ago…

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