actually. this is interesting. is the goose meat the by-product of the feather, or is the feather the by-product of the goose meat? meaning, do they kill the goose to sell for meat, and then realize they can sell the feathers too, or do they raise the goose for the feathers, and since the goose are fat, they sell the goose for money? i think it is neither. goose farmers raises goose not for the meat nor for the feathers, but for the $$. if they can sell the beak and the noise that comes with it, they will too. however, it is also something to note, and that is the goose meat is worth much more money than the feathers. one last thing left to ponder. since all these manufacturers says they only use the few feathers from the left wing of the goose, does that mean the farmers need to pick up the goose and pluck those feathers out specifically for the shuttle makers? otherwise, if they pluck all the feathers out, it will be hard to pick up the dozen or so from the big pile of hundreds of feathers.