LAMPLIGHT FEATHER, INC.
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A family owned business since 1973. An online feather store since 2001 as www.tonyhill.net
OSTRICH FEATHERS from Lamplight Feather: long, standard, short, mini
The term “ostrich feather” is generally applied to the feathers technically termed drabs within the trade. Several sizes of "femina" feathers also fit in this category. Drabs are ostrich shoulder feathers and have a thinner stem and somewhat thinner herl. Drabs are naturally gray in color and come mostly from the female birds. They must be bleached somewhat then dyed resulting in some colors being a bit less bright that the wing plumes that are dyed over white. Feminas are a type of wing plume similar but less wide and full than the plumes. Lamplight Feather features 5 ostrich feather sizes: mini, short, medium, long, and extra long. Colors availability can vary but these are generally in stock: aqua, black, blue, white, brown, burgundy, fuchsia, gold, gray, green, hot pink, lavender, pastel, light pink, lime, natural, orange, peach, purple, red, ivory, turquoise, yellow, candy pink.
Ostrich feathers are gathered with no harm to the birds. On ostrich farms during the molting season, the birds are herded into corrals where experienced pickers walk among the birds to identify and pluck the loose feathers much like ripe berries are harvested in a garden.
Read more about ostriches, their feathers, native habitat, behavior and more at our ABOUT OSTRICHES AND OSTRICH FEATHERS page