Chandelle Feather Boas are made of feathers or "flats" from the turkey. The feathers are stripped from the stem of the larger turkey feathers into two to make plys. A lightweight chandelle boa might only weigh 40 grams. The more ply, the fluffier and thicker the boa. Hint: Let your boa breath! A boa may look thin and flat right out of the package so let it hang and air out. Usually the boas need to be hung up for 48 to 72 hours before use. The longer you hung them the better they look.