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    Established BHUZzer Khaleela's Avatar
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    Where do feathers come from?

    Okay I know where feathers come from but does anyone know where the feathers used on costumes come from? Are they harvested from birds or collected randomly?


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    Re: Where do feathers come from?

    Not sure, but I have heard of birds being bred exclusively for that purpose (for commonly used in costume or decorating feathers like peacock and such). Not sure if this was done in a "humane" manner, but since this was back in the 70's, I'm guessing not. I don't think there was the same level of awareness as we have nowadays.


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    Re: Where do feathers come from?

    Most are ostriches and they dye them to many colors. peacock feathers sheds them them or some zoos which is a shame in summer months cut the plumage off. I know ostriches are farmed for meat and such. But I'm not sure how they are treated. Bust ostrich and peacock feathers have been used for hundreds of years.

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