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Feather
Feather JE3 BE2.png
Rarity color

Common

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Feathers are items dropped by chickens and parrots, as well as tamed cats as morning gifts.

Obtaining[]

Mob loot[]

Adult chickens drop 0–2 feathers upon death. The maximum is increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 0–5 with Looting III.

Parrots drop 1–2 feathers upon death. The maximum is increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 1–5 with Looting III.

A fox sometimes spawns holding a feather, which always drops upon death. Alternatively, the player can drop a food item, causing the fox to drop the feather in favor of the food.

Natural generation[]

Item Structure Container Quantity Chance
Java Edition
Feather Shipwreck Map chest 1–5 60%
Village Fletcher's chest 1–3 55.8%
Plains house chest 1 12.1%
Bedrock Edition
Feather Shipwreck Map chest 1–5 60%
Village Fletcher's chest 1–3 55.8%
Plains house chest 1 12.1%

Cat gifts[]

Main article: Cat § Gifts

Tamed cats have a 70% chance of giving the player a "morning gift", and the gift has a 16.13% chance to be a feather.

Usage[]

Helmet[]

While a feather cannot be equipped in the head slot in Survival mode, equipping it using commands causes it to appear completely upright unlike other items.

Steve wearing Feather.pngAlex wearing Feather.png

Crafting ingredient[]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Arrow Flint +
Stick +
Feather
Book and Quill Book +
Ink Sac +
Feather


Firework Star Gunpowder +
Matching Dye +
Feather +
Glowstone Dust +
Diamond


Up to eight dyes can be added.
One head, gold nugget, feather, or fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.
White Firework Star or
Blue Firework Star or
Brown Firework Star or
Black Firework Star
Gunpowder +
Bone Meal or
Lapis Lazuli or
Cocoa Beans or
Ink Sac +
Feather +
Glowstone Dust +
Diamond


[Bedrock and Education editions only]
Up to eight dyes can be added.
One head, gold nugget, feather, or fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.

Trading[]

Expert-level fletcher villagers buy 24 feathers for an emerald as part of their trade.

Data values[]

ID[]

Java Edition:

NameResource locationFormTranslation key
FeatherfeatherItemitem.minecraft.feather

Bedrock Edition:

NameResource locationNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Featherfeather288Itemitem.feather.name

History[]

Java Edition Indev
0.3120100130Feather JE1.png Added feathers.
Feathers can be used to craft arrows.
Feathers are dropped by every mob in quantities of 0 to 2.
20100206Feather JE2 BE1.png The feather's texture has been changed; it is now not as straight anymore.
20100219Zombies are now the only mob that can drop feathers. This was a placeholder as Notch has stated he currently doesn't know what else they should drop.[1]
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.14Chickens now drop 0–2 feathers upon death.
Java Edition Beta
1.8Pre-releaseZombies now drop rotten flesh, instead of feathers.
Chickens are now the only source of feathers.
Java Edition
1.3.112w17aFeathers are now used to craft book and quills.
1.4.612w49aFeathers are now used to craft a firework star with a burst effect.
1.1217w13aParrots now drop feathers.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 288.
18w11aFeathers now generate in shipwreck chests.
1.1418w43aFeather JE3 BE2.png The texture of feathers has been changed.
18w44aCats now offer feathers as gifts.
18w48aFeathers can now be found in chests in plains village houses.
18w50aFeathers can now be found in chests in fletcher houses.
19w07aAdded foxes, which sometimes spawn with feather in their mouths.
19w11aFletcher villagers now buy feathers.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.2.0Feather JE2 BE1.png Added feathers. They are currently unobtainable and serve no purpose.
v0.3.3Chickens now drop 0–2 feathers upon death.
Feathers can now be used to craft arrows.
v0.5.0Feathers can now be obtained after activating the nether reactor.
v0.11.0build 1Zombies now drop rotten flesh, instead of feathers.
v0.12.1build 1Feathers are no longer available from the nether reactor.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2Feathers can now be used to craft book and quills.
Added parrots, which drop feathers.
Feathers can now be used as an ingredient to craft a firework star.
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Feathers can now be found in shipwreck chests.
1.8.0beta 1.8.0.8Feathers can now be given as a gift to the player by tamed cats.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Feather JE3 BE2.png The texture of feathers has been changed.
Feathers can now be found in the new plains village house.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Feathers can now be found in village fletcher chests.
beta 1.11.0.4Feathers can now be sold to fletcher villagers.
1.13.0beta 1.13.0.1Added foxes, which can drop feathers.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 1Feather JE2 BE1.png Added feathers.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Feather JE3 BE2.png The texture of feathers has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Feather JE2 BE1.png Added feathers.

Issues[]

Issues relating to "Feather" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

References[]


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