This item is 13 nice long iridescent black tail feathers from a an organic rooster. Some have orange streaks on the tips and orange fuzz at the base but they are all mostly iridescent greenish black. They are between 5 and 6 inches long, some a little more, some a little less, as shown on the graph paper in the pictures. There is only one bag of these feathers, so the ones shown are the ones you will receive.
My feathers are from chickens raised by me on my small farm at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. I raise hens for eggs and process the roosters for meat. It is important to me to use every part of an animal and respect them to the end. The chickens live on pasture in portable fencing so they are on fresh grass every day of the summer, and brought in to the barnyard to scratch in the mulch in the winter. This year we got a livestock guardian dog, bringing our losses from predation down to zero. We are striving to implement a poultry permaculture paradise, planting new forage producing trees and perennials every year, rotating ground, and always seeking to minimize what we have to purchase from outside, while using every possible product from the birds. It may also interest potential customers to know that my farm and family are off grid. We catch or haul water, use wood or the sun to cook our food, and have a single solar panel for our few electric needs.