Brahma hen capes and soft hackle with Chick-a-Bou pelts are rapidly becoming the tier’s choice for nymphs, wet flies, small damsels, and woollybuggers. The natural grey on white mottled appearance of the hen feathers makes this the perfect partridge replacement. The marabou-like feathers are called Chick-a-bou. They are much finer and more delicate than turkey marabou, which tends to be too large and coarse for many flies. And because it’s from a chicken, numerous patterns and markings are available to enhance its effectiveness, particularly grizzly and grizzly dyed olives, brown, and bright colors.