Although dry fly hackle has been around quite a while, today's hackle is far superior to what use to be available. Also, with today's superior dying techniques there are many more desireable colors available to fly tiers and are often hard to distinquish between the natural colors.
One of the most popular breeders of dry fly rooster hackle is Whiting Farms. Whiting Farms is known for producing high quality feathers for fly tiers in a wide variety of colors. They offer their dry fly hackle capes and saddles in three different brand grades: Whiting Farms hackle (the old Hoffman line), Hebert Miner hackle and the new Whiting High & Dry Hackle line. Each line has a slightly different barb count and feather density which results in slightly different price points.