Posted on March 05 2011
Bob Marriott’s fly fishing store has turned into destination for California hair decorators on the inside track, says Michael Mello in the Orange County Register. Buyers seeking high-quality feathers from suppliers like Whiting Farms are willing to pay thousands of dollars for 12-14-inch feathers. One reason: American Idol judge Stephen Tyler is wearing feathers in his hair.
Thomas Whiting, who ships out thousands of feathered bird hides a week, is now hiding in the barn — literally. “‘I had to get away from the aggressive salon owners,’ he said via cell phone, a cacophony of rooster calls filling the background.”