The large feathers from the top of the cape.
Hen capes have long broad feathers with round tips and a firm quill.
This is the back of the rooster.
Wide webby feathers,great for saltwater flies.
Although the feathers are not long, they are naturally dry with very stiff barbs.
Hen Necks make great spent wings and parachute posts. Also, try them on your smallest soft hackles.
Hackle is a standard staple in every fly tyer's box.
N.S Black Hole Australia
EJ Todd Fly Fishing