CDC puffs are from smaller species of ducks but still have the floating and moveing attributes of normal CDC. These feathers come from directly over the oil gland are have millions of tiny barbs on each fiber on the quills.
Puffs are easier to use than normal CDC as wings and legs on flies. Perfect for small flies.like size 16 and smaller. We love them for emerges and small caddis. You can not however, wrap these like a normal CDC or hackle. On 12 and size 14's we like to stack 2-3 puffs.
The other huge advantage to any CDC is the movement these feathers give to a pattern. They are simply more insect like on the water.
Harvested from commercially raised barnyard ducks. Not considered wildlife..