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Selling feathers for fashion and fish?

 
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I found this via Reddit, with the headline "Feather panic: America is experiencing a feather shortage. A rooster neck of feathers that would have normally cost $29.95, is now selling for $360. A 300% – 700% jump in rooster saddle feather price is now typical. "

Fashion: http://social-creature.com/why-youre-wearing-feathers-right-now
Fish: http://billingsgazette.com/business/article_8e346394-92b5-54c7-80f5-feb54a9cc014.html

Does anyone here have any experience with this?
How about which breeds of fowl have the most income potential?
 
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I use feathers in my professional work, but not the same as are popular for fashion.  I'm raising White Cochin Bantams for the small white feathers I need.

I do not see the price mentioned in that quote reflected in the prices of the supplier of other feathers I use. 

http://rainbowfeatherco.com/FeathersFrame.htm
 
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Here is another article:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110609/od_uk_nm/oukoe_uk_fashion_feathers

I live near Keough Hackles, though I know little about their business.  I remember when they moved into a shut down egg farm 15-20 years ago.  They added a 1000-1500 sq ft building (Not a barn, but some type of processing/storage building) at the start and within 18 months, added a 2nd.  I remember pointing out to my Dad then that they were apparently doing well enough that they were able to double production in just 18 months.
 
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