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Peacock Eye, Wing & Quill Feathers
Wing Feathers for Art, Eyed Peacock Feathers, and
Quill Feathers for Pens and Fletches


All the feathers collected are naturally shed (molted/moulted) each year and collected by hand.

WE ARE HAPPY TO COLLECT OTHER TYPES OF FEATHERS FOR YOU AT YOUR REQUEST.


EYED FEATHERS + LONG TAIL END FEATHERS + SWORD & MOON FEATHERS
LARGE RUST QUILLS + LARGE MOTTLED RUST QUILLS
LARGE MOTTLED WING FEATHERS + LARGE BLACK WING FEATHERS + SHIPPING

Adult Peacock

As pictured in the image to the right peacock feathers vary in length. The longest feathers have a flat end with no eye and are similar in appearance to the tail fin of a whale. These make the best cat toys because of their length. Eyed feathers or peacock sword feathers can be used in floral arrangements or for other decorating projects.
Feathers from St. Mary Magdalene's have been used for a variety of things including Native American art, calligraphy using genuine feather quill pens, arrow fletches, fly fishing lures, jewelry, hair extensions, decorative masks, and, of course, peacock costumes.
The eyed tail feathers are a favourite for weddings. The various sizes and lengths have proven to be excellent in floral arrangements ranging from floor vases to boutonnieres.

Peacock Feathers:

Father and SonAll of the peacock feathers collected and sold each year are naturally shed every summer and are not plucked from the birds. The birds are not sold for butcher nor are they contained in any way, which has its pros and cons. The peacocks like to stay near human habitations where they feel safe from predators and have a territory to protect. The peahens are the ones at risk for predation since they typically nest in the woods away from the areas of activity and, as such, are easy prey for skunks, raccoons, coyotes, bobcats, cougars, and, more recently, Canadian lynx. Loose dogs cause the majority of deaths and injuries to adult peafowl.

The birds are "free range" and patrol the area at will eating insects and seeds from various grasses. Their diet is supplemented during the winter months with high protein cat food, cracked corn, poultry wheat and leftovers.
During the spring the peacocks fan out their tails and do a little mating dance which the peahens appear to ignore. This photo shows father and son with fans spread showing off for the peahen who is busy digging for insects.
The peacocks form a perimeter around the retreat buildings, perching on fence posts when available, and sound alerts at any sign of danger. Each peacock returns to the same area each day. The peahens choose which male they prefer for their mate and will stay nearby him while in the process of laying eggs over a period of several days. The eggs are at risk during this time because the peahen leaves them unprotected on the ground until she is ready to sit. Unfortunately peaeggs are a favourite of opportunistic birds like ravens, who can wipe out a clutch of eggs in a single feast.
Typically the clutch consists of 7-8 eggs before the peahen begins to incubate the eggs, which takes exactly 28 days. Sometimes the peachicks will stay with the mother for up to a year until she hatches out a new brood of chicks the following season. If her offspring from the previous year stay close to her while she is sitting on the eggs, she will drive them away from her new brood of chicks once they hatch.
The peacocks fan is supported by a layer of underfeathers, which are the true tailfeathers. From the back you can see the long stalk end feathers and how far they extend out compared to the eyed feathers. In young males the support feathers grow in early and are actually longer than the juvenile tail feathers. Peacocks take three to four years to develop their full plumage. Like human teenagers, the feathers come in gradually until the tail is full. The older peacocks have very long eyefeathers and the tail is thick and full. The year old male pictured here has not yet developed the long flowing train of eyefeathers nor has his chest filled in with all blue feathers. In the photos the sword and moon feathers along the edges of the train are visible as well as the very long tail end feathers.

Peacocks make great "watch dogs" and are quick to sound an alert if they see or hear anything out of the ordinary. Unfortunately, they also like to roost on the hoods and tops of cars during the day, but at night they fly up and roost high in the top branches of the tallest trees where they are safe from nocturnal predators and where they can keep an eye on anything out of the ordinary.



~ EYED PEACOCK TRAIN FEATHERS ~
$1 each or $10/dozen

Eyed Peacock Feathers Eyed Peacock Feathers Assorted Lengths
The classic 'peacock feather' showing the eyespot or ocelli. These feathers are covert, meaning feathers on the upper tail that cover the actual tail feathers below.
$1 each or $10 per dozen for any combination of eyed or sword and moon feathers.
eye feathers 3"-12" long
eye feathers 12"-24" long
eye feathers 24"-36" long
eye feathers 36"-48" long
eye feathers 48"-52" long
For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.70 for US shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers over 36" long, please add $13.70 for US shipping on any combination order.
Contact us for bulk pricing on orders $300 or more.


~ SWORD and SWORD & MOON TRAIN FEATHERS ~
$1 each or $10/dozen

Peacock Sword Feathers Peacock Sword and Sword & Moon Feathers
These are excellent for adding color and an exotic touch to dried bouquets and floral arrangements where an actual eyed feather would be a distraction. They grow on the sides of the feather train. Some have partially formed eyes, hence the "moon". A favorite with people who tie their own fishing flies as they have very long barbs, the small branches that attach to the central shaft of the feather.
$1 each or $10 per dozen for any combination of eyed or sword and moon feathers.
sword/moon feathers 6"-12" long
sword/moon feathers 12"-24" long
sword/moon feathers 24"-36" long
sword/moon feathers 36"-48" long
For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.70 for US shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers over 36" long, please add $13.70 for US shipping on any combination order.
Contact us for bulk pricing on orders $300 or more.


~ LONG STALK PEACOCK END TRAIN FEATHERS ~
$1 for TWO feathers or $5/dozen

Long Stalk End Peacock Feathers Long Stalk Peacock End Feathers (most over 48")
These are ideal for cat toys because of their length.
Males only produce a couple dozen of these feathers per year since they frame just the end of the feather fan.
These are visible in the photos above. They do not have eyes, but resemble the shape of a whale tail.
$5 per dozen
For orders of feathers over 36" long, please add $13.70 for US shipping on any combination order.
Contact us for bulk pricing on orders $300 or more.


LONG GRAY PEACOCK TAIL FEATHERS LONG BLACK PEAHEN TAIL FEATHERS FINE BARRED PEAHEN BACK FEATHERS FINE BARRED JUVENILE BACK FEATHERS

~ LARGE RUST PEACOCK QUILL FEATHERS ~
$2 each or $20/dozen

Large Rust Wing Quill Feathers
Large rust male wing quill flight feathers for feather quill pens. Larger diameter quills than found on the peahens.
Male quills "on the hoof"
$2 each or $20 per dozen.
For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.70 for US shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers over 36" long, please add $13.70 for US shipping on any combination order.
Contact us for bulk pricing on orders $300 or more.
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~ LARGE MOTTLED RUST PEACOCK QUILL FEATHERS ~
$2 each or $20/dozen

Rust Mottled Wing Quill Feathers
Beautiful mottled rust male wing quill flight feathers for slightly finer feather quill pens. These are the feathers that transition between the large rust flight feathers and the large black wing feathers on the peacocks.
$2 each or $20 per dozen.
For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.70 for US shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers over 36" long, please add $13.70 for US shipping on any combination order.
Contact us for bulk pricing on orders $300 or more.
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BROWN MOTTLED WING QUILL FEATHERS (14" $3.29 per) GRAY PEAHEN WING QUILL FEATHERS

~ LARGE BLACK PEACOCK WING FEATHERS ~
$3 each or $30/dozen for 14"
$2 each or $20/dozen for 13"
$1 each or $10/dozen for 11-12"

Large Black Wing Feathers
Primarily used in Native American art in place of eagle feathers. Sometimes used for feather exchanges at Native American style weddings.
These feathers grow on the wing just above the rust quill feathers and below the mottled feathers on the males.
For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.70 for shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers over 36" long, please add $13.70 for shipping on any combination order.
Contact us for bulk pricing on orders $300 or more.
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~ LARGE GRAY PEAHEN WING FEATHERS ~
$2 each or $20/dozen for 12" or
$1 each or $10/dozen for 8-10"

Large Gray Peahen Wing Feathers
These feathers grow on the wing just above the quill feathers on the females.
For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.70 for shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers over 36" long, please add $13.70 for shipping on any combination order.
Contact us for bulk pricing on orders $300 or more.


~ MOTTLED PEACOCK WING FEATHERS ~
14+ inches, $3.00 each or $30 per dozen
13-14 inches, $2.50 each or $25 per dozen
12-13 inches, $2.00 each or $20 per dozen?
10-12 inches, $1.00 each or $10 per dozen?
6-10 inches, $0.90 each or $9 per dozen
3-6 inches, $0.60 each or $6 per dozen
small mottled body feathers $1 per dozen

Mottled Peacock Wing Feathers
Used for fly tying and also for feather exchanges at some Native American style weddings.
These feathers grow on the wing above the dark gray-black flight feathers on only the male birds. Each male produces only a few mottled feathers per year.
For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.70 for shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers over 36" long, please add $13.70 for shipping on any combination order.
Contact us for bulk pricing on orders $300 or more.
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~ HALF SOLID HALF MOTTLED WING FEATHERS ~
$3 each or $30/dozen for 14"
$2 each or $20/dozen for 13"
$1 each or $10/dozen for 11-12"

Mottled Peacock Wing Feathers
Used for fly tying and also for feather exchanges at some Native American style weddings.
These feathers grow on the tansition from mottled to black flight feathers on only the male birds. They are the very rarest of the wing feathers since they are not produced by all peacocks.
For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.70 for shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers over 36" long, please add $13.70 for shipping on any combination order.
Contact us for bulk pricing on orders $300 or more.
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~ SHIPPING ~

SHIPPING CHARGES
For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.70 for shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers over 36" long, please add $13.70 for shipping on any combination order.
Contact us for bulk pricing on orders $300 or more.
We accept payment via PayPal.

FEATHER FRESH
Feathers are organic material and, as such, are subject to ageing. To keep your feathers fresh, spray occasionally with Lysol or other anti-bacterial agent. The feathers will turn a reddish color when they are wet, but should return to their normal color as soon as they dry.

PAYING WITH PAYPAL
When paying with PayPal you will need to calculate the GRAND TOTAL due including shipping and optional insurance and enter the TOTAL AMOUNT into the box that appears on the first page. In the Payment For box enter 'Peacock Feathers' and complete the information that PayPal requests. On the second page it will show only 1 item purchased, but further down the page there is a box called Message to Seller where you may itemize exactly which feathers you want and how many of each. This is a small operation so if we have any questions about your order, we will send you an email or you may email us with the specifics so we will know exactly what you want and you can just do the grand total amount on PayPal.



Hand Holding a Red Egg

This page last updated on 05-sep-2018


St. Mary Magdalene's Retreat
Yreka, California
Rev'd Chris Enda-Luke CCS, Director
vicar@stmarymagdalenes.org
530.643.0858




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Community of Christ the Sower (CCS)
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