This was my first time to make a duck/bird and was worried about how to do the feathers. I ended up making the different types of feathers on the duck in different ways and I'm happy with the results. I really got into making the duck and was in "the zone" and it was so fun! I got some good ideas of how to make better feathers the next time I make a bird or need feathers. :)
I will eventually post an Instructable for this but I'm too busy with working full-time and preparing for That Takes the Cake 2012. Got to get working on my entry!