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American Wigeon

This dabbling duck is the fifth most commonly harvested duck in the US, Also known as "Widgeons", or "Baldplates" they are a bird of open wetlands. They tend to gather with coots and other divers to feed, swiping food that they bring to the surface. For this reason, they are also known as "robber" ducks. Breeding populations are strong, 2.5 million and growing.

Tying with American Wigeon Feathers

The background color on the American Widgeon flank feather is of a reddish- brown. It can be used similarly to the Eurasian but not as a classic.

Spey tiers of the West Coast have used these feathers for years for throats and collars on spey style flies such as the Gold Heron and the Brown Heron. The longer fibered feathers also make great strip wing flies.

Creative tiers will find other uses for these feathers possibly as an alternative to the often hard to find Northern Shoveler on the classic Britannia.

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Flank Feathers $0.00  

The eyes on this skin are perfect. White with a nice black boarder and perfectly shaped.

 

3 pr small - $

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9 pr mixed - $

 

 

 

 


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Shoulder & Wing Feathers $0.00  

The eyes on this skin are perfect. White with a nice black boarder and perfectly shaped.

 

3 pr small - $

3 pr medium - $

3 pr large - $

 

9 pr mixed - $

 

 

 


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***American Wigeon is a protected species under the Federal Migratory Waterfowl Act. All feathers for sale on this page are harvested from captive bred birds raised in WI licensed game farms and 3-186 tranfer papers are on file and available with your order upon request.

 

 

     
American Wigeon Drake $0.00  

Full Skin

Darker and thicker barred than Mallard, but with a lighter background than Gadwall, these beautiful feathers are every bit as large.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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