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Awesome Large Rio Grande Turkey Fan
From 2012 Kansas Hunt

Legally and ethically taken by non-resident hunter permit #2957725

Nature's Canvas
This is one of our most exceptional examples of the colors and fletching patterns present in a RIO GRANDE species of the Native Wild Turkey from the Midwest. This particular one is from a 2012 Spring hunt to Kansas. It is a mature bird 4+ years old. Due to it's habitat, this species will normally have more earth tones such as tan, beige & lighter browns. It will have less iridescence than the Merriam's species but more than the Eastern species. This particular one has more of a Green hue in the barring across the covert tail feathers than the Copper or Blue that you see in other species. This one has VERY LONG Margins on the ends of the feathers. It would appear to the untrained eye to be a Merriam's species Tail Fan. Nevertheless, it is a RIO Grande. It has NO relevant surface defects and any other defects are within the layers of covert feathers and are not easily seen. The defects are also limited to very few feathers and they are small notches out of the margins from mites that may have existed on the bird in early spring. There are just a few on the Retrices (Main Tail Feathers) within the margins. I have photographed each defect up-close, for your observation. For those who are not aware, there are a few spring turkeys that are not heavily damaged due to their natural breeding behaviors. They are often tattered, worn on the ends and often missing fletching or the fletching is separated and wrinkled. This one is an exceptional example and truly beautiful piece of natural art. Even if you are not a hunter, you can appreciate this part of nature. If you are a wildlife collector it is certainly a trophy worth having on the mantle! 

Specific Details
This beautiful Turkey Fan measures an incredible 27" wide and 16-3/4" in height.  I have replaced some of the adjacent feathers naturally on the turkey at the region where the tail is removed. Most people don't take the time to preserve fans to this level. As a taxidermist, visual details are very important to me. This is considered a work of art. I wish for these items to be appealing to other buyers as well. I don't want to see an area missing feathers showing patches of dried flesh. Therefore, I have made it suitable for display straight out of the box it will be shipped in.  No work for the buyer!
I don't charge any more for the fan than the amount of time it takes me to prepare it.
This is important info to read if you are a regular buyer on ebay-not just feathers

No guessing by the photos that you see on a general listing and hoping for the best
when you actually get it!

I am a seller that concentrates more on quality than quantity. I actually touch every single feather in our stock and examine it myself for any specific important details or defects. Big job! These defects are always noted in the descriptions. I always try to highlight the beauty and color in the photographs I take, but I also try capture the quality and/or defects in great detail. We do not throw a handful of feathers in an envelope and mail it. You will see up close what you would get! We also do not write mass descriptions. Every single listing is written individually with regard to details. We have never had a single returned item in our history (2001 to present). If we ever sell anything that is not considered a #1 or A+ feather, we will state that in the title or the description. We know that not everyone needs a perfect feather! So, we do also sell scrap feathers and feather trimmings with bits of with skin for trappers. Have any requests just ask.

Anyone who buys feathers should ensure they are buying feathers that have been treated for mites, tiny ticks and larvae. Turkeys carry several different kinds of each! You do NOT want to introduce this into your home! All of our feathers are properly preserved, treated for insects then frozen to eliminate any other bacteria or unseen pathology. When you receive these feathers, they will be bug free, dust free and scent free. There may be white powder particles seen on occasion but that is only the agent we use to preserve them. It is harmless and easily removed with a simple blow-dryer. We keep our feathers in temperature and humidity controlled areas at all times. We are extremely careful about any cross-contamination with new feathers being introduced to stock. If they are individual feathers or loose feathers they are shipped in narrow sleeves to protect their shape and fletching. If there are several feathers or feather assemblies, they are sent in larger plastic sleeve bags. Our shipping methods are a high focus area for us. Based on my experience from the other side!

We have actually been selling on ebay with a 100% rating since 2003. However, because of on-going and consistent problems with Pay Pal transactions (on their part) we had to close the original ebay account and open a new one in 2009.

We are always open to comments or suggestions about our listings. We will always include more detail than most sellers because in the past, including more detail rather than less has proven beneficial to most people. It also ensures you have all the information you may need and it is clear.

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