Ocellated / Wild Turkey Cross
Ocellated turkeys are the most sensitive birds to raise in captivity. Wild turkeys are unbelievably hardy. Cross them, and after a few generations you end up with the best of both birds.
Without a doubt, these feathers have an icredible mix of color and pattern.
From evey shade of tan to green, these feathers are beautiful! No two are the same, so if there is a specific shade or size, feel fre and call me.
Tying with Ocellated Cross Turkey Feathers
As turkeys go this is one gorgeous bird offering the tier huge possibilities. The copper wing coverts can be used for iridescent wing cases on stone fly patterns or for wet fly wings.
The grayish-brown mottled tail feather have often been used as an alternative to bustard in married wing or mixed wing salmon flies.
The body and rump feathers offer the artistic tier some beautiful choices for full feather wing salmon flies. Sections of the tips of the tail feathers can be used for tails on salmon and steelhead flies. Crafters will find untold uses for these feathers.
Neck & Breast Feathers
These feathers have a complicated pattern of metalic green to almost pink. There is quite a range in size - very tiny ones up on the neck, larger ones on the bird's back.
These feathers have a rich irredescent blue-green color. For the most part they are all the same lengh, however, the feathers closest to the body begin to show some degree of barring.
Further down the back, on the rump of the bird, the feathers begin to resemble tail feathers in color and pattern. However, the fibers are softer and the barbs are shorter. They range quite a bit in size, the shortest measuring less than 3", perfect for a wing on a fly.
The color and pattern of these feathers is almost identical to the actual tail feathers. They vary a bit in lengh, ranging from 5 to 9 inches.
The fine vermiculation combined with the metalic green and bronze make this a spectacular feather
There is varying degrees of vermiculation. Those close to the body have more irredescent green cast to them.
They are approxamitly the same size as those found on an Ocellated.
|Ocellated Cross - Collecter Set||$0.00|
Complete set includes
center pairs - $
side tails - $
tail coverts - $
wing quills- $
wing coverts - $
rump feathers - $
50 feather assortment - $
Bronze Wing Coverts