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About the goose

Description of the goose

🪿 The goose is an aquatic bird from the Anatidae family. It is native to Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. The Greylag goose is the most common species in Europe.

Physical characteristics

The goose is a large bird, measuring about 80 cm in length and weighing around 3 kg. It has gray-brown plumage with a white belly. The head is gray with an orange beak, and the webbed feet are also orange.

Habitat

The goose lives near lakes, rivers, ponds, and marshes, preferring aquatic environments with dense vegetation.

Diet

The goose is herbivorous, feeding on grasses, aquatic plants, and seeds.

Reproduction

The goose nests on the ground. The female lays 5 to 12 eggs, which are incubated for 28 days. The chicks are precocial and leave the nest a few hours after hatching.

Behavior

The goose is a migratory bird. It flies in a V-formation during migrations. The goose is a social bird and lives in groups.

Goose feathers

Composition

Goose feathers are made of keratin, a fibrous protein. They consist of a central shaft, barbs, and barbules.

Colors

Goose feathers are generally grey-brown, but there are also white and black feathers available.

Uses

🪿 Goose feathers can be used for:

  • Clothing and accessory making: Goose feathers can be used to trim hats, coats, and jewelry.
  • Decoration: Goose feathers can be used to decorate paintings, mirrors, and craft objects.
  • Writing: Goose feathers were once used for writing with ink.
  • Industry: Goose feathers are used in the manufacture of pillows and duvets.

Significance

🪿 The goose is a symbol of:

  • Fidelity: The goose is a monogamous bird that stays with the same partner for life.
  • Courage: The goose is a bird that does not hesitate to defend its young against predators.
  • Travel: The goose is a migratory bird that travels long distances.

Goose feathers at Authentic Feathers

Origin and quality

🪿 Our goose feathers mostly come from small farms in France. We pay close attention to the proper treatment of the animal. As for the quality, we systematically check each feather before it enters our stock to guarantee you very high quality feathers for your projects.

Order preparation

🪿 Your orders are processed within 48 hours after they are placed. Upon receipt of the order, we manually prepare it and check each feather one by one before placing it in the packaging that will protect it during transport. Once the order is complete, we add a small surprise to the package. The packaging and the parcel are eco-friendly.

Delivery

🪿 We work with La Poste to deliver to you. We guarantee a carbon-neutral shipment with our partner Shopify Planet. The delivery time is about 1 week for international shipments, sometimes a little longer.

Frequently asked questions about our goose feathers

1. Where do your goose feathers come from?

Our goose feathers come from ethical and sustainable sources in France. We only sell feathers that are naturally shed or from responsible farms that respect animal welfare.

2. What are the different sizes of feathers available?

We offer goose feathers in various sizes, generally ranging from 4 to 8 inches. You can choose the size that best suits your needs.

3. What is the difference between natural and dyed feathers?

Natural feathers retain their original colors and patterns, while dyed feathers are artificially colored. Dyed feathers can offer a wider variety of colors, but natural feathers are more appreciated for their authenticity. Authentic Feathers only provides natural Goose feathers.

4. How can I clean goose feathers?

Goose feathers can be cleaned gently with warm soapy water. Allow them to air dry and do not put them in the dryer.

5. What are the uses of goose feathers?

Goose feathers can be used for many creative applications, such as creating jewelry, clothing, decorations, paintings... They can also be used to make hats, fashion accessories, and pillows.

6. How can I place an order?

You can place an order directly on our website authenticfeathers.com. We offer international delivery options.

7. What payment methods are available?

We accept payments by credit card, PayPal, and in installments.

8. What if I am not satisfied with my order?

If you are not satisfied with your order, you can contact us within 30 days of receipt to obtain a refund or exchange.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions.

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