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This article is about the long feathers of a domestic chicken. For other uses, see Hackle (disambiguation).
Alexandra Fly based on the Mary Orvis Marbury pattern in Favorite Flies and Their Histories (1892)

The hackles are the long, fine feathers which are found on the backs of certain types of domestic chicken. They are often brightly coloured, especially on roosters. These feathers are often used as fly lures.

The term can also apply to the erectile hairs along the back of the neck of an animal, especially of a dog.