please look at http://www.posemonkey.com/Downloads.
I grabbed them, but they’re not quite what I need. The end needs to be bigger, thicker.
More like the top image on this site: http://vintageephemera.blogspot.co.nz/2010/07/1887.html
Assassin_21, This might work but you will have to fiddle with it. It is the squirrel tail addon to the house mouse. It is jointed so you could make you feather go any which way and you can size each of the sections. Maybe alot of work but hey it is free. Here is the link.
I could not resist trying out my own advice. Here is the result of my “tweaking”.
This what I did to the tail in DAZ3D 3A.
Section Scale Rotation
Name Scale, X, Y, Z Bend, Sway, Twist
tail1 10,0,0,0 0,0,0
tail2 10,0,0,0 0,0,0
tail3 10,0,0,0 0,0,0
tail4 10,0,0,0 0,0,0
tail5 10,0,0,0 0,0,0
tail6 20,0,0,0 0,0,0
tail7 0,200,0,0 0,0,0
tail8 0,200,0,0 0,0,0
tail9 125,200,0,0 -53.01,0,0
tail10 130,150,5,150 -53.52,0,0
tail11 10,10,10,10 -99.67,-16.31,5.05
Put the Bushy trans map in the Bump at 100% strength, -0.15, 0.18 and removed the diffuse map.
Yellow in picture is from the Ubersoft lights I used.
Not perfect but I think I will be using it in some of my renders.