Feathers From Friends: A Few Fotos
A few of my favorite plumes from the girls in the garden.
Look carefully at this Welsh Harlequin contour feather…
The iridescence ranges from black to green to blue.
Our Buff’s fashionable blush-colored flight feather.
Cayuga’s delicate semiplume feather.
The Welshies’ offer the most variety–this is semiplume.
Same feather, different background, new details emerge.
A downy one.
For more on feathers, general and duck-related:
Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle; Thor Hanson; Basic Books; New York, NY; 2011.
Storey’s Guide to Raising Ducks; Dave Holderread; Storey Publishing; North Adams, MA; 2011.
Copyright 2012, Lori Fontanes