Fly fishermen, fashionistas fight over rare rooster feathers
A new trend of attaching feathers to hair has spurred a run on the decorative plumage of designer roosters produced at just 3 U.S. farms. Demand for the specialty feathers — a fad fanned by the stars of TV series such as “Pretty Little Liars” sporting the extensions — has left anglers high and dry, but boosted profits for farmers who raise the fowl. But the farmers say they’re stung by the criticism of animal activists, who dislike the practice of euthanizing birds to harvest their feathers.
Weigh in: Is it fashionable or just foul to fowl?