The quail feathers work if I only glue the feather part not the down tops; the turkey feathers also turned out nicely. The turkey feathers have a very interesting shaft (see photo). I assume the construction is for strength but to keep the feather light. I did have a problem with the duck feathers. I have white ones which I did not realize have a lovely sheen to them. I had not fully considered the fact the ducks are waterfowl and their feathers repel water. White glue is liquid, so the feather only accepted some of the glue. In the photo you can see the line between the glued and unglued part. I am hoping a second coat will help with this.
Enriched with new knowledge I plan to continue, I will post results as they happen.
See you soon.