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Finished feather

Feather which has been passed all the working processes, including washing, drying and all hygienic treatments.
 

Down

Plumage forming the undercoating of waterfowl, consisting of clusters of light, fluffy filaments growing from one scantly down core but without any quill shaft or vane.
 

Down of Eiderduck

Down picked from eiderducks´ nests.
 

Duck feather

Feather derived from the plucking of ducks.
 

Feather

Horny integument of fowl that has a shorter and softer vane than quill feather and, unlike plumules, a well-developed quill.
 

Goose feather

Feather derived from the plucking of geese.
 

Landfowl feather

Feather derived from the plucking of landfowl, including chicken feathers and turkey.
 

New feather

Feather that has previously not been used as filling material after plucking.
 

Waterfowl feather

Feather derived from the plucking of waterfowl, such as ducks and geese.
 

Reprocessed feather

Feather which has previously been used as filling material and again been subjected to treatment.

The standard EN 1885, edition April 2004, which contains further definitions on the topic of “down and feathers“, can be obtained from:
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