Small Flight Feathers
This type of feather is found among the Larger Flight Feathers and form part of the flying surface of the wing. Small Flight Feathers are used in better quality feather pillows or comforters and often mixed with a percentage of down.
Large Flight Feathers
Larger Flight Feathers are found on the wings and tail. They are a straight, flat feather that has a hard quill shaft running from one end to the other with a series of fibers joining together into a flat structure on each side of the shaft. Larger Flight Feathers are used in good quality feather pillows and feather beds.
Body Feathers are primarily for protection and found over the entire body of the bird. This type of feather is great to use in feather pillows and featherbeds because of the bend or curve to the shaft giving them a spring.