Ok, this is not earth shaking but knowing how turkey feet seem to require some careful attention when painting or finishing, I experimented with what appears to be a great solution to permanently coloring them. It does not require any painting by airbrush, powders, etc., plus is very simple and leaves a nice accurate result. Yes, using the right color of an "alchohol-based" permanent ink marker (used in fine arts), gives great results without all the additional work and cleanup. I found the right colors at Michael's for about $5-7 per marker. They go on leaving a permanent ink film like any permanent marker will and the alcohol vehicle allows the ink to rapidly seep between scales coloring the voids very naturally without adding opaque paint to any surfaces. The underlying pigments show through the ink's semi-transparency. The fine tips allow easy coloration of individual areas including the tiny round scales on toes. The marker on the bottom appeared to be the best color for the Gould's feet pictured. It appears to keep the true color of the feet intact and is much simpler to use. I did see that the sheen after marker application was a little too much for my liking so I hit them with a quick spray of clear flat Krylon and that does the trick. I also found the red markers by Prismacolor work very well on restoring colors to pheasant wattles. If anyone else has used permanent markers on birds, please let me know how you felt they turned out for your mounts. I cant see going back to paints unless there is damage and sculpting work to consider. If you do try this let us know how you find the results to be.