Ostrich Feathers

Some articles on ostrich feathers, feathers:

Edward, The Black Prince - Titles, Styles, Honours and Arms - Arms and Heraldic Badge
... Edward also used an alternative coat of Sable, three ostrich feathers argent, described as his "shield for peace" (probably meaning the shield he used for jousting) ... used a similar shield on which the ostrich feathers were ermine ... "shield for peace" is believed to have inspired the badge of three ostrich feathers used by later Princes of Wales ...
Prince Of Wales's Feathers - Origins of The Badge
... differenced royal arms) a shield of Sable, three ostrich feathers argent, described as his "shield for peace" this probably means it was the shield he used for jousting ... The prince also used badges of one or more ostrich feathers in a number of other contexts ... The feathers had first appeared at the marriage of Edward III to Philippa of Hainault, and it is therefore likely that the Black Prince inherited the badge from his mother ...

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    Too many feathers can sink a boat, and too many knick-knacks can break an axle.
    Chinese proverb.