The domestic rooster provides some of the most versatile of decorative feathers. Coque is a common term from rooster tail feathers. Tahitian and Polynesian dance costumes commonly use black, white, red, orange, gold, and yellow coque feathers up to 18” long.
Stripped coque is a bouncy feather most often seen in hats and elaborate hair pieces. White stripped coque is a popular wedding feather.
Much of our rooster feather items are strung (sewn) and sold by the length as feather trim for costumes, crafts, and other applications. These include both dyed and natural varieties of saddle hackle and the similar but somewhat longer and denser schlappen feather.