Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021

Gallos de Leon Endangered in Spain

chickenMost anglers doubtless don’t admire the name Gallos de Leon, but they should. It’s the oldest species of hen bred peculiarly for producing fly-tying feathers – and they’re now endangered in Spain.

These birds were grown in Spain for hundreds of years, and this piece from Earth Island Journal gives an outstanding account of the perils the hen is facing. examine it in full right here.