Recently, our neighborhood ring-neck pheasant's life was shortened by a car - so I was trying to figure out how I could preserve a piece of him. It might sound weird or morbid but the birds are "stocked" in this area. Basically, they release a bunch of birds and within a field hunters go at it - not making judgement that is just how it is done. Well this pair escaped and have been eating at our feeders within our little, very rural group of homes and farms. So many people loved seeing the pair - he was just gorgeous and the female plump and quiet. On Wednesday morning, I found him in the road apparently hit early that morning. So, here is the question is there anything that you do to preserve feathers before using them in a wreath or art?