The Emu Feather is one of nature’s most unique, as it features a double plume. The Australian Emu and its relation the cassowary, are the only birds in the world that have these two feathers originating from the one quill. The quill of the Emu Feather is quite tiny and cannot be used to hold ink like goose or ostrich feathers were in the past. The feathers from the emu are very soft, as the vanes are not held together by barbs like most other bird feathers.
How the feathers are packed All craft feathers are body feathers that have been hand sorted to ensure they are not broken and are between 5cm-25cm. The broken seconds of the craft feathers are packaged for bird nest feathers, they are perfect for aviaries with small birds to make their nest from. These feathers are sterilised and are a mixture of the coarse tail feathers for structure and the soft body feathers for lining the nests with, simply scatter in the aviary and watch the birds get busy.
While emu feathers are the main focus we also have available assorted poultry feathers including guinea-fowl, duck, pheasant, a range of chook breeds as well as selected feathers from a Cockatiel (Quarrion) and Rosella. Numbers may be limited depending on moulting so we ask you to check