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Custom Feathers is proud to offer 3 of the 5 major subspecies of turkey feathers and their tail feathers, pre-tail feathers and bronze flats which are the most identifying factors of this majestic creature. Eastern are the most common found in the United States. This turkey is present primarily from the Midwestern states all the way to the East coast. Rio Grande are located in such states as Texas, Oklahoma and Western Kansas but make their presence in small quantities in other areas as well. Merriam's turkeys, which were named in 1900 in honor of C. Hart Merriam, the first chief of the U.S. Biological Survey, are located in the upper Northwest states such as South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming but can be seen in smaller pockets all over the Western U.S. Eastern will have cinnamon to chocolate brown tipped feathers. Merriam's will feature a range of blonde to platinum white tips on their feathers and the Rio Grande sub-species will be accented with caramel to sometimes blonde tips. We have also recently added a wide selection of domestic turkey feathers on this page.
Adult Tail Feathers
These are tail feathers from a mature gobbler also known as a tom. Grade #1 feathers will primarily be centers that are perfect to near perfect condition while the #2 grade will be specimens that will have minor to moderate flaws and the extreme right and left feathers from the tail. Adult tail feathers will primarily range 16-18 inches in length and 2 1/2- 3 1/2 inches in width.
There are many uses for tail feathers ranging from making wreaths to a canvas for painting.
Jumbo Single Eastern Tail Feather
Price: $11.99 (each)
These are the very largest, widest, longest and most extraordinary tail feathers that come through our hands! A very small percentage of tail feathers qualify for this product. They would make an outstanding canvas for your painting project.
12 Adult Eastern Tail Feathers Grade #1
12 Adult Eastern Tail Feathers Grade #2
12 Adult Rio Grande Tail Feathers Grade #1
12 Adult Rio Grande Tail Feathers Grade #2
12 Adult Merriam's Tail Feathers Grade #1
12 Adult Merriam's Tail Feathers Grade #2
6 Adult Eastern Barred Tail Feathers Grade #1 and #2 Mix
A mix of #1 and #2 grades, these feathers have deveoped a "barred" pattern all or part of the way up the feather. They will be mostly of the Eastern subspecies and will add a unique twist to your flower arrangement or other project.
Juvenile Tail Feathers
Juvenile feathers come from an immature gobbler also referred to as a jake. They have very delicate characteristics and are approximately 40% shorter and narrower than the adult feathers. Their uses range from cleaning musical instruments to floral arrangements when a smaller feather is needed. Jake tail feathers are smaller and more delicate than regular adult tail feathers since they come from juvenile turkeys. They will range from 10-16 inches in length and 1 1/4 to 2 1/4 inches in width.
12 Juvenile Eastern Tail Feathers Grade #1
12 Juvenile Eastern Tail Feathers Grade #2
12 Juvenile Rio Grande Tail Feathers Grade #1
12 Juvenile Rio Grande Tail Feathers Grade #2
12 Juvenile Merriam's Tail Feathers Grade #1
12 Juvenile Merriam's Tail Feathers Grade #2
Domestic Tail Feathers
12 Adult White Tail Feathers Grade #1
Temporarily Out of Stock
White tail feathers are simple feathers. They can be dyed to any color you choose or you can leave them natural. Their uses would include fly-tying, smudging and many other craft projects.
12 Adult Bourbon Red Tail Feathers Grade #1
This breed of turkey is classy and the feather sports a simple white base with rusty hues. You will be tickled with how they look in any project using tail feathers including wreaths.
12 Adult Royal Palm Tail Feathers Grade #1
Royal Palm tail feathers have the highest contrast of a black stripe on a white background. The possibilities are endless for this feather. This would include wreaths and floral arrangements.
12 Adult Bronze/Bourbon Red Cross Tail Feathers Grade #1
These tail feathers are a cross between a Bronze (wild type) turkey and a Bourbon Red turkey creating a beautifully unique feather pattern. They will add pizazz to your next craft project.
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