Which feathers are legal to paint on?

  • Whether you are serious about feather painting, or if you are just a feather lover, I highly suggest familiarizing yourself with the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918. This document outlines all of the provisions and restrictions in regards to feather possession. To make it easy, I have done an in-depth post about it here.


Where to purchase good quality feathers?

  • Craft Stores (such as Michael’s, Joann’s, and Hobby Lobby, etc.)
  • Fly fishing outfitters (Such as Cabella’s, Sportsman’s Warehouse, etc.)
  • From a local rancher
  • Online from a reputable dealer


Which feathers are best for feather painting?

  • I’ll soon be doing an in-depth post regarding the best feathers for feather painting, but for now, I’ll tell you my recommendations:
  1. Brown Turkey Tails
  2. Any Herritage Turkey Tails
  3. Turkey Wing feathers
  4. Pheasant feathers
  5. Goose Feathers
  6. Peacock




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