25 beautiful brown and black iridescent turkey feathers with tan tips. Lengths are approximately 6 1/2” to 8”. These are from hunted wild Kansas Rio Grande turkeys so there may be some slight imperfection but as you can see in the photos they are very pretty feathers. They have been cleaned/washed to remove the dirt and grime so they are ready for your projects. Makes nice jewelry, on costumes, in a dried floral arrangement or any project your creative mind needs them for.
You get the exact feathers in the photos.
Pheasants, turkeys and other game birds are like most birds when it comes to bathing. They take daily dust baths called dusting or sand bathing. This is where they scratch the dirt to make dust wallows and then they completely dust themselves by rocking their bodies and using their wings to work the dust into the feathers and skin. The dust helps absorb oil in the feathers to keep them from becoming greasy and matted and helps smother or minimize lice, feather mites and other parasites. It also helps remove dry skin and other debris in the feathers and keeps them clean and flexible.
Although this is great cleaning and maintenance for the feathers while the birds are alive it's not so great for using feathers in your projects. The dirt and oils can leave the feathers smelling bad and attract bugs. It can also discolor the feathers over time leaving them dull and lackluster.
All the feathers I sell are soaked in a safe cleaning solution to remove the dirt, oils and parasites. They are then power sprayed with hot water to remove the cleaning solution and any excess dirt and oils. This is important for the beauty and longevity of the feathers in your projects and also keeps them from developing an "aroma".
While steaming or freezing is a good way kill any parasites that are on the feathers it does not completely remove the dirt and oils which over time could attract more insects.
Gorgeous Feathers Thank you so very much!!! And absolutely Beautiful packaging !!
I will almost always ship USPS first class and will only charge for the shipping cost. My items vary in shapes, sizes and weight so sometimes I may be a little off on the shipping charge so I will make it right with you when shipped if there is a overcharge of over $3. If UPS is considerably cheaper than I will use them.
I will always make every attempt to ship out within a day of purchase. I live in the country so it may not work out to do that but I will for sure get it out within 2 days of purchase. If you request it to be sent out right away I will definitely try to get it sent ASAP.
Returns & exchanges
I pack everything very careful but if something was to get damaged during shipping I will refund or replace. All I need is to see is a picture of the damaged item with packaging so I can file a claim. If you are not happy with your purchase you may ship it back at your expense and I will give you a refund for the item.
If you have any questions about my taxidermy work, feathers, glass or other items for sale please contact me. I do taxidermy on upland game birds and was taught by one of the best taxidermist in the country. I am very particular about my work so you can be sure it is very clean and well preserved.