August 08, 2011
Feather Fashion Absurdity: Would You Pay $1600 For A Chicken?
By Tim Romano
Unless you've had your head in the clouds for the past nine months, you've undoubtably heard about the fashion craze of women and a few men (think Steven Tyler) placing hackle feathers in their hair as fashion accoutrements.
Fly tiers have been up in arms with shortages of hackle feathers, bird growers have undoubtably been making money, and fly shops have seen a serious influx of young attractive ladies making their way through the doors.
After all the media coverage on the fad and industry hubbub, the latest email from a friend on the matter had me in absolute stitches and has me convinced that the apocalypse is surely upon us. An eBay item labeled as a, "Whiting Grizzly Cree Feather/ Hair Extension" was going for $1600 dollars. In other words, one chicken was possibly fetching close to two grand. For some feathers…
I don't know about you, but something about this just doesn't seem right no matter how you cut it. Was says you?