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Ocellated Turkey

It's the begining of May in the Yucatan Peninsula and the early moring "singing" of the Ocellated gobblers is a sure sign that breeding season is underway. The males call is more like singing than gobbling and is made up of six to seven bongo like base tones which quicken in cadense and volume until a crescendo is reached, whereupon the birds head is fully erect while he issues forth a rather high-pitched but melodious series of chops.

Tying with Ocellated Turkey

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.

 

Feather Packs

     
Neck Feathers

These feathers are packaged and sold by color and length ranging from 1" to 3".

Neck Feathers

These are the most green feathers on the neck and shoulders of the bird. There is quite a range in size - very tiny ones up on the neck, larger ones on the shoulders.

 

Small - 12 feathers / $.00

These are the largest, average length is 3".

 

 

Medium - 12 feathers / $.00

The feathers in these packs average 2" in length.

 

 

Large - 12 feathers / $.00

These are the shortest crest feathers, average length 1".

 

 

Mixed Selections - 12 feathers / $.00

These are the shortest crest feathers, average length 1".

 

 

Neck Feathers


 

     
Shoulder Feathers

These feathers are packaged and sold by color and length ranging from 1" to 3".

5 inch Tail Sections

Heritage patterning in their tail feathers. No other material better immitates the segmented

 

Small - 12 feathers / $.00

These are the largest, average length is 3".

 

 

Medium - 12 feathers / $.00

The feathers in these packs average 2" in length.

 

 

Large - 12 feathers / $.00

These are the shortest crest feathers, average length 1".

 

 

Mixed Selections - 12 feathers / $.00

These are the shortest crest feathers, average length 1".

 

 

Shoulder Feathers


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Breast Feathers

These feathers are packaged and sold by color and length ranging from 1" to 3".

Small - 12 feathers / $.00

These are the largest, average length is 3".

 

 

Medium - 12 feathers / $.00

The feathers in these packs average 2" in length.

 

 

Large - 12 feathers / $.00

These are the shortest crest feathers, average length 1".

 

 

 

Mixed Selections - 12 feathers / $.00

These are the shortest crest feathers, average length 1".

 

 

Breast Feathers


 

     
Back & Rump Feathers

Further down the back, on the rump of the bird, the feathers begin to resemble tail feathers in color and pattern.

Small - 12 feathers / $.00

These are the largest, average length is 3".

 

 

Medium - 12 feathers / $.00

The feathers in these packs average 2" in length.

 

 

Large - 12 feathers / $.00

These are the shortest crest feathers, average length 1".

 

 

 

Mixed Selections - 12 feathers / $.00

These are the shortest crest feathers, average length 1".

 

 

Back & Rump Feathers


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Tail Quills

 

     
Tail Quills $0.00  

Tail Quills

There are 22 of these spectacular feathers in a full tail fan. The body of the feather is has a finely vermiculated pattern and the oceli on the tips are darker in color than those on the tail coverts.

 

Large - $0.00 / pair

 

 

Medium - $0.00 / pair

 

 

Small - $0.00 / pair

 

 

 

 

 

Full Set - 1 pair of each size / $40.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
Back & Rump Feathers

Further down the back, on the rump of the bird, the feathers begin to resemble tail feathers in color and pattern.

 

Large - $0.00 / pair

These are the largest, average length is 3".

 

 

Medium - $0.00 / pair

The feathers in these packs average 2" in length.

 

 

Small - $0.00 / pair

These are the shortest crest feathers, average length 1".

 

 

 

Mixed Selections - 12 feathers / $.00

These are the shortest crest feathers, average length 1".

 

 

Tail Coverts


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Wing Quills

     
Bronze Wing Coverts $175.00  

Wing Coverts

These feathers have a rich irredescent copper 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. Check out the pair on the left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
Wing Quills $0.00  

Wing Quills

The wing feathers on this bird are somewhat similar to the North American Turkey, however there is far more white, especially around the edges on the secondaries. Those close to the body have an irredescent green cast.

 

 

 

 


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Tyer's Mixed Selections

     
Ocellated Turkey - Collecter Set $0.00  

Complete set includes

 

Tails

center pairs - $

side tails - $

tail coverts - $

 

Body Feathers

wing quills- $

wing coverts - $

rump feathers - $

 

50 feather assortment - $

 

 

 

 

 


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<malayan peacock pheasant>Pheasants

All pheasants are native to Asia. There are 52 different breeds of these beautiful birds, 17 of which are listed as endangered.

Habitat destruction and hunting has reduced the number of these birds in the wild. The Hainan Peacock Pheasant, thought to be a subspecies of the grey, is one of these and is one of the most endangered birds in all of China. Today it is at greater risk of extinction than even the Giant Panda.

None listed here are in such danger - but with habitat destruction and population growth, it's just a matter of time.

 

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Peacock Pheasants
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Cross-breeds
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Ocellated hen



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Ocellated tom



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rump feathers



preening male



bronze wing coverts



displaying male




Ocellated painting



center tails



Ocellated tom

 

tail coverts



wing quills



Ocellated head




 

 



rump feathers



preening male



bronze wing coverts



displaying male



tail coverts



Ocellated painting



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