This item is 8 very long, assorted tail feathers. The ones in the pictures are the feathers that you will receive, there is only one bag of these. These feathers are black with red and white highlights, or mostly red. They are between eight and 12 inches long and are in very good condition, considering that it takes the rooster 6 months or more to grow them this long and he's running around outside the whole time.
I raise heritage breed chickens for eggs and process the roosters for meat. It is really important to me to use and appreciate as much of the animal as possible and so I save a lot of the feathers. If you need feathers from birds that were not killed, these will not work for you. I tried to price my feathers to reflect that. I love my birds and take excellent care of them; they are raised organically and free range, cooped at night for predator protection, and we respect them to the very end. We processed 41 roosters this year, and it is hard and it sucks and it is necessary for the financial viability of our project. We are a farm; we can't keep every rooster. It may be of interest for a potential buyer to know that one of our main focus points is on environmental sustainability, our home and farm are off-grid, we haul water, use only wood for heat and cooking, and have a solar panel for our few electric needs. This year I have devised a solution for washing and even drying(!) my feathers without the use of electricity. I am proud to offer these low impact feathers.