Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Society & CultureOther - Society & Culture · 2 months ago

Is this a real feather or fake feather? ?

Hey, I found this feather a while back and I always thought it was fake but recently I realized that I haven’t actually held or owned a real feather so I wouldn’t know the difference. I find it very unlikely that it’s real because of how fragile the “hairs” are, but it also looks more realistic than some feathers I’ve seen so I don’t know..

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    That is down. It's technically a feather but it's the layer underneath the shinier waterproof surface feathers. Its point is to keep the bird warm (which is why we steal it to make bedding for humans out of). 

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  • Jim2
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Probably real. Not a bird expert, but I have plenty of birds where I live and think I have seen something like that.

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