R2 wrote: …What else seems to be coming up short these days? 😉
As I’m sure you know… it’s not the length of your feather, it’s how you use it 😳
And I have to second the notion that feathers will get shorter and of less quality as time goes by. industrial farms care about big breasts (don’t we all?) and nothing else. As they continue to select for turkey’s with more and more meat, they will not have the energy to put into useless feathers. The perfect factory turkey would be a naked walking breast.
Might be a market for heritage turkey feathers. Could look around your area for a farmer raising heritage birds. Better feathers, better meat. Happier planet.