Feather ID

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Feather ID

Post by Johnno » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:51 am

I was given this by a friend.. the hackle pliers give an idea of size, a moderately sized bird. I have no idea, but thinking maybe a pheasant of some sort??

Whatever it is, it has nice markings....

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Re: Feather ID

Post by letumgo » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:02 am

It sort of looks like a hen pheasant which has been dyed.

Whatever it is, it is lovely. Would work nicely on march brown patterns (and lots of other stuff to I'd imagine).
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Re: Feather ID

Post by zen leecher » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:20 pm

letumgo wrote:It sort of looks like a hen pheasant which has been dyed.

Whatever it is, it is lovely. Would work nicely on march brown patterns (and lots of other stuff to I'd imagine).
That's what I'd guess also.
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Re: Feather ID

Post by Johnno » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:52 pm

Thanks for that, certainly does have hen pheasant marks now I look at it. It's not a dyed skin, so maybe it's a mutant strain or something...
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Re: Feather ID

Post by letumgo » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:51 pm

John - If that is not dyed, it may be a copper pheasant skin. Wow! Color me jealous!
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