This item is 25 beautifully patterned brown and black feathers from a barnevelder chicken. The pattern is called penciled or partridge laced but these are actually from a domestic chicken. They look like game bird feathers and are in awesome condition.
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.
absolutely beautiful feathers. cruelty free. I love these for my macrame. ill be back