Welcome to the Leicestershire Emus
and Rheas Feathers Page
| Emu Feathers are unique
They are double feathers - two
complete feathers joined at the base.
They vary in size depending on where they are on the body.
Neck feathers are short, the back feathers are longer and
the tail feathers can be up to 15" long.
You can see from this picture they are softer near the body
to keep the emus warm.
The tail feathers are quite coarse while the neck feathers
are much softer.
The neck feathers are white with a black tip, while the rest
are varying shades of brown.
Emu feathers are good for making flies for fishing.
They are also anti-static so make good feather dusters for
cleaning computer screens.
Emu feathers can be dyed in a variety of different
colours but the black tip remains black.
I have very few packs of feathers left, email me if you
are interested firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Leicestershire Emus and
Rheas, 31 Newbold
Road, Kirkby Mallory, Leicestershire LE9 7QG