An old favorite, the stitched 3-piece dutch hood is the standard hood we sell. Every hood is hand stitched, blocked and burnished by hand. We can dye the hood in just about any color and combination at your request. One of our best sellers is our "Dragonscale" eye panels. These are made of a unique leather. It isn't tooled, it's completely natural. In a couple of the pictures in the gallery you can see the guard hairs peeking out from under the scales. We can make hoods in sizes from sharpies to eagles and everything in between. Horsehair plumes with metal rings are standard on our stitched hoods, but we're happy to make a turk's knot at your request. Micro hoods come with a thread wrapped horsehair topknot to keep them as light as possible. Average weight for standard leather stitched kestrel and merlin hoods usually ranges from 3.4-3.9g. If you have a special request, contact us and we will do our best to make it happen:)
Each hood is sewn, blocked and burnished by hand. Our hoods are made to last a lifetime if properly cared for, as is all of our equipment.
Our hoods have different gapes depending on the type of bird the hood is intended for. Each is carefully designed for maximum fit and comfort. When you checkout, contact us with the species, gender and weight (flying weight preferred, but trap/molt weight will also help us choose the right size) and what colors you would like or NOT like, if you have a preference. Our average turnaround time is 3-4 weeks. Depending on our backlog it may be shorter or longer though. If you need a hood in a rush, our Bonded One Piece Field Hoods should have a quicker turnaround time.
Standard Leather 3-Piece Sewn Dutch Hoods
Exotic Eye Panel 3-Piece Sewn Dutch Hoods
Handpainted Dragonscale Eye Panels
Custom Tooled Hoods