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Turkey Feathers: More Facts, Awesome Ideas, and Buying Guide

Turkey feathers are a beautiful way to add some decorations to your home and life! What is the symbolic meaning of the turkey? What colors of turkey feathers are there? What crafts and decorations can be made with them? And where do you buy turkey feathers? If you are interested in earning an income with your chickens, check this out: Chicken Rich

 Jersey Buff Turkey

Jersey Buff

These turkeys have a rich reddish-buff color to their body feathers and the same color extends across the tips of their tail feathers. But the rest of the tail feathers are white. Their primary and secondary wing feathers are white and the hens tend to lighten in color as they age.

Two Narrangansett Turkey Strutting

Narragansett Turkeys

These turkeys contain the colors: black, gray, tan, and white. It looks somewhat similar to the Bronze but doesn’t have a coppery bronze. Instead, it is a steel-gray or dull black. They also have white-wing bars.

Slate or Blue Turkey

Slate or Blue Slate

The Blue Slate Turkeys, also called the Slate, Blue or Lavender Turkey, are a solid to ashy blue over its entire body. They may have black flecks. The toms are darker in color than the hens.

Turkeys roosting on a fence

White Holland

You guessed it, this turkey has snow-white feathers!

For Further Reading: Turkey Symbolism

Turkey Feathers

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Rich Adamo

Sunday 3rd of November 2019

I'm trying to find books of crafting ideas for the use of chicken and turkey feathers that I've been collecting for years. I need a book account I dont have a computer. I find all sorts of site's selling feathers but none of how to craft with them. Any ideas please.

Delci Plouffe

Tuesday 5th of November 2019

Have you checked if Pinterest has any ideas that might work for you? It may have some good ideas!


Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

To be cruelty free are you talking about using the feathers of deceased birds or murdered birds for capitalist gain or using torture tactics by plucking them when they are alive?

Delci Plouffe

Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

Hello :) I don't use any of the examples you mention. In fact, the picture linked here shows the feathers I've gathered from my guineas. They are laying around everywhere and there are usually quite a lot where they roost and preen. Pretty easy to pick them up and they are in great shape!


Wednesday 6th of February 2019

Found your site looking for craft ideas to use with feathers and wanted to say that your turkey pictures are beautiful! After looking through the links, I found a few good potential projects that I could see myself taking on in the future. Anyway, Lovely Site about homesteading for a mom who loves gardening and living simply..

Delci Plouffe

Wednesday 6th of February 2019

Oh wow! Thank you! I'm so glad it was helpful! Enjoy and good luck on the projects!