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Old 08-17-2010, 05:26 PM   #1
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Default Turkey feathers . . .

are so beautiful! Making the rounds in the field this afternoon I came across these two next to one another. More to add to the cup! (We keep a cup of them that is now full to overflowing, time to stop collecting!) These two types are the ones we always find. I wonder what part of the turkey they come from. The striped one is very curved and the brown and black one with the fringe is very flat. I'm guessing wings and tail in that order???
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:06 PM   #2
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Very pretty. Yup, wing on left and tail on right!!!
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:02 PM   #3
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Equill is correct....
I'll confess, I'm a vase stuffer too.
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Tip of a more downy feather.
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Old 08-18-2010, 02:44 PM   #4
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So do I! I have collections all over the place!
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:02 PM   #5
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I even keep the pretty feathers from the indoor birds when they shed them...
Always wanted to create something from them someday..What I don't know...A feather picture?
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:07 PM   #6
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I do the same. I have feathers from my brother's love bird and from my sister's parrot. I always hold onto feathers thinking I will make dream catchers with them. I have quite a collection of feathers from all kinds of birds!
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:17 PM   #7
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I've feathers stored away from a dear Mexican red head parrot, Timoth grey that just about ripped my fingers off all the while I tamed her, fluorescent orange feathers of the sun conure, sweet talking love birds, dusty cockatiels I bred and raised, the forever chattering parakeets....and some shrieking Nandy we had years back...One of the loudest bird you could ever own, I swear...
My favorite feathers though are the tiny tiny cheek spots from the parakeets...
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Havalotta,
Do you have any birds now?
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:36 PM   #9
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Just one lonely love bird named Tiki (Remember the tiki room in Disney world or was it land where all the bird sang?)
He bonded with a Lutino (Yellow) parakeet many many years ago whose name was Lucy, as in Lucy in the sky with diamonds...Her cheek patches were pure white...

We lost her a few months ago....Parakeets don't have the lifespan parrolets have.. He missed her and became real quiet for quite awhile...I started to talk to him and he came out of his slump.... Now, he actually asks me for conversation..... Says something like..... Can you hear me, in birdy talk.. I answer him back in birdie talk of course and say.... Of course I can hear you and boy Oh boy does he ever start to jabber with me.. Isn't that funny...Now you're probably thinking... What a bird brain.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:22 AM   #10
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I'm glad to know I'm not the only feather collector out there.

My "bouquet"
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