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Would you like to a feather pillow that offers you ultimate comfort?  If this is the case there are some things you should know about feather pillows before you make your purchase.  The down feathers of birds are much finer feathers and comes from the undercoating of waterfowl such as geese, swans and ducks.

Not all of the pillows you buy will be 100% down, instead they are a combination of feathers and down.  The down feathers as previously stated are much fluffier and are designed to keep birds warm.  Down feather pillows command a higher price point and are usually found in luxurious bedding.

An all feather pillow is heavier, provides minimal support and much cheaper than all down pillowsFeather pillows contain small horny quills that are hard and heavy and after repeated use the feathers will begin to penetrate the pillowcasing.  A 100% Down pillow are much lighter, more breathable, and softer and provide the ultimate sleeping comfort.  The downside is that the lighter and softer down pillow will be 5 to 10 times more expensive than a feather pillow.

Down pillows quality is heavily influenced by the maturity of the bird in which it came from.  All things being equally generally goose down feathers are softer and lighter than duck down feathers.  An immature bird’s fiber’s has not had a chance to develop and they tend to be much more fragile.