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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.
For every $300 of feathers purchased, you get another $30 worth of feathers for free!

For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.90 for US shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers OVER 36" long, please add $14.90 for US shipping on any combination order.


EYED FEATHERS + SWORD FEATHERS + GUARD FEATHERS +
QUILL FEATHERS + WING FEATHERS + TAIL 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 ~
$8 - $20 per dozen

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. Includes moon feathers with fully formed eyes.
eye feathers 03"-12" long - $8 per dozen
eye feathers 12"-24" long - $8 per dozen
eye feathers 24"-36" long - $10 per dozen
eye feathers 36"-48" long - $12 per dozen
eye feathers 48"-52" long - $20 per dozen

For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.90 for US shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers OVER 36" long, please add $14.90 for US shipping on any combination order.

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~ SWORD FEATHERS ~
$10 - $20 per dozen

Peacock Sword 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. These are popular with fly-tiers as they have very long barbs, the small branches that attach to the central shaft of the feather.
sword feathers 06"-12" long - $10 per dozen
sword feathers 12"-24" long - $10 per dozen
sword feathers 24"-36" long - $20 per dozen

For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.90 for US shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers OVER 36" long, please add $14.90 for US shipping on any combination order.

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~ LONG STALK PEACOCK GUARD FEATHERS ~
$5 per dozen


Long Stalk Peacock Guard Feathers (most over 48")
will be cut to length before shipping.
A favourite for cat toys because of their length, these long, trim feathers literally, frame the peacock's fan. They are very difficult to see agains a background of foilage, but with a contrasting background, as seen in this beautiful image from depositphotos, you can clearly see these feathers are the the longest feathers produced. They do not have eyes, but resemble the shape of a "whale tail"
$5 per dozen

For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.90 for US shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers OVER 36" long, please add $14.90 for US shipping on any combination order.
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~ PEACOCK CINNAMON RUST PRIMARY FLIGHT FEATHERS ~
$20 - $30 per dozen

Large Rust Wing Quill Feathers
These are the premium point feathers from adult males. Especially firm for use as fletching, which has been described in medieval literature. They also make excellent feather quill pens for the purist. Thesre are larger diameter quills than found on the peahens.
Male quills "on the hoof"
14+ inches - $30 per dozen
10-13 inches - $20 per dozen

For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.90 for US shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers OVER 36" long, please add $14.90 for US shipping on any combination order.


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~ ADULT PEACOCK MOTTLED RUST FLIGHT FEATHERS ~
$20 - $30 per 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. Used frequently in art.
13+ inches, $30 per dozen
12-13 inches, $20 per dozen

For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.90 for US shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers OVER 36" long, please add $14.90 for US shipping on any combination order.
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~ PEAHEN GRAY QUILL PRIMARY FLIGHT FEATHERS ~
$20 per dozen

Taupe Gray Wing Quill Feathers
Beautiful soft gray-brown peahen primarily for art or feather quill pens. These are slightly smaller in shaft diameter than the rust wing quill feathers produced by the peacocks. Some have slight mottling.
$20 per dozen.

For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.90 for US shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers OVER 36" long, please add $14.90 for US shipping on any combination order.


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~ ADULT PEACOCK BLACK SECONDARY FLIGHT FEATHERS ~
$6-$30 per dozen

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.
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
6-10 inches, $0.90 each or $9 per dozen
3-6 inches, $0.60 each or $6 per dozen

For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.90 for US shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers OVER 36" long, please add $14.90 for US shipping on any combination order.


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~ ADULT PEACOCK BLUE ARTICULATION FEATHERS ~
$10 per dozen

Blue Articulation Feathers

These feathers are few and difficult to find because of their size. Each peacock produces a precious few of each size. The smaller feathers are about 3-1/2 inches long and the larger about 4 to 4-1/2 inches long. The older the bird, the more irridescent the feathers become.
$10 per dozen

For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.90 for US shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers OVER 36" long, please add $14.90 for US shipping on any combination order.
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~ ADULT PEACOCK TRANSITION FLIGHT FEATHERS ~
$30 per dozen

Black & Mottled Wing Feathers
These are rare and interesting feathers. They are half mottled and half black, marking the transition from the black flight feathers to the mottled flight feathers.
13+ inches, $3.00 each or $30 per dozen
12-13 inches, $2.00 each or $20 per dozen
Check for availability.

For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.90 for US shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers OVER 36" long, please add $14.90 for US shipping on any combination order.



~ PEAHEN GRAY SECONDARY FLIGHT FEATHERS ~
$10-$20 per dozen

Large Gray Peahen Wing Feathers
These feathers grow on the wing just above the quill feathers on the females.
12+ inches, $20 per dozen
10-12 inches, $10 per dozen

For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.90 for US shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers OVER 36" long, please add $14.90 for US shipping on any combination order.
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~ PEACOCK MOTTLED SECONDARY FLIGHT FEATHERS ~
$6-$30 per dozen

Mottled Peacock Wing Feathers
These feathers grow on the wing above the dark gray-black flight feathers on only the male birds. Each peacock produces only a few mottled feathers per year. The Black Shouldered peacocks produce no mottled feathers, but instead have black feathers where the India Blue peaocks have mottled.
Another favourite for art projects. The larger size are occasionally used for feathers exchanges at some Native American style weddings.
13+ inches, $3.00 each or $30 per dozen
12-13 inches, $2.00 each or $20 per dozen
10-12 inches, $1.00 each or $10 per dozen
8-10 inches, $0.90 each or $9 per dozen
6-8 inches, $0.75 each or $7.50 per dozen
3-6 inches, $0.60 each or $6 per dozen

For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.90 for US shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers OVER 36" long, please add $14.90 for US shipping on any combination order.
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~ PEACOCK GRAY TAIL FEATHERS ~
$10 per dozen

Peacock Gray Tail Feathers
These feathers start out with mottling when young and eventually become a light gray. As the peacock ages and the eyed train feathers become longer, the gray true tail feathers become longer so they can support the fan. This picture taken from the internet clearly shows an adult male on the left and a yearling male on the right. The photo identified the yearling male as a peahen, but peahens do not have rust quills. Yearling peahens, however, do have the same black mottled tail feathers as the males.

For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.90 for US shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers OVER 36" long, please add $14.90 for US shipping on any combination order.
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~ PEAHEN BLACK TAIL FEATHERS~
$10 per dozen

Peahen Black Tail Feathers
These are the support feathers for the covert feathers and assist with flight and direction.
$10 per dozen

For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.90 for US shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers OVER 36" long, please add $14.90 for US shipping on any combination order.
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~ ADULT PEAHEN MOTTLED GRAY COVERT TAIL FEATHERS~
$5 per dozen

Peahen Mottle Gray Covert Feathers
These feathers grow on the females where the eye feathers grow on the males. Very delicate and lacey, they are prized by a particular Danish fly-tier, so they must be good for something besides neutral and natural feather bouquets. Vary from 8-12 inches long. Supported by the black peahen tail feathers listed above.
$5 per dozen

For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.90 for US shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers OVER 36" long, please add $14.90 for US shipping on any combination order.
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~ SHIPPING ~

SHIPPING CHARGES
For orders of feathers up to 36" long, please add $8.90 for shipping on any combination order.
For orders of feathers OVER 36" long, please add $14.90 for shipping on any combination order.
For every $300 of feathers purchased, you get another $30 worth of feathers for free!
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 for "one" item. There will come a place to enter what you are purchasing and it is there the details can be listed.
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 2019-jul-05


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Yreka, California
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