Which bird quills?

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Which bird quills?

Post by LuckyLuca » Sat May 05, 2018 12:39 pm

An interesting find at the boot fair this morning. Each quill is around 70 cm (28") long.
Does anyone know which bird they'd be from? My 1st though was peacock but now I'm not so sure.

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Re: Which bird quills?

Post by Lea Dweller » Sat May 05, 2018 12:42 pm

I did not get the picture so cannot tell, but whatever bird it is I would not want to try and pinch it's food! :Hahaha:
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Re: Which bird quills?

Post by LuckyLuca » Sat May 05, 2018 12:53 pm

Lea Dweller wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 12:42 pm
I did not get the picture so cannot tell, but whatever bird it is I would not want to try and pinch it's food! :Hahaha:
Photo working now Ted.
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Re: Which bird quills?

Post by Lea Dweller » Sat May 05, 2018 12:58 pm

LuckyLuca wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 12:53 pm
Lea Dweller wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 12:42 pm
I did not get the picture so cannot tell, but whatever bird it is I would not want to try and pinch it's food! :Hahaha:
Photo working now Ted.
Having seen the picture, like you I am thinking Peacock, but I am no expert. The quills will certainly yield a fair number of floats, well spotted!

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Re: Which bird quills?

Post by Olly » Sat May 05, 2018 3:00 pm

I cannot think of many - if any - birds with straight quills as long as that! Other than a peacock.

Giant pheasant perhaps - usually only tail feathers are straight - wing quills have a curve.

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Re: Which bird quills?

Post by Reedling » Sat May 05, 2018 3:37 pm

It looks like a section of the feather ends has been cut off, only a Peacock tail feather would be that long.

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Re: Which bird quills?

Post by Loop Erimder » Sat May 05, 2018 3:51 pm

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Re: Which bird quills?

Post by Paul D » Sat May 05, 2018 3:52 pm

Olly wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 3:00 pm
I cannot think of many - if any - birds with straight quills as long as that! Other than a peacock.

Giant pheasant perhaps - usually only tail feathers are straight - wing quills have a curve.
I agree Olly although Ostrich or emu could be a possibility?
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Re: Which bird quills?

Post by Lea Dweller » Sat May 05, 2018 4:09 pm

Loop Erimder wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 3:51 pm
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Don't be daft, they are covered in chocolate and only a few inches long! :surrender:

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Re: Which bird quills?

Post by Olly » Sat May 05, 2018 4:56 pm

Using Penguin would you get better waddling wagglers?

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