This is a quick tutorial on how to use Gator to transfer the UVs from a mesh to feathers. The feathers can then be textured with a single image. If you need to understand every step, please make use of the pause button.
mbFeatherTools 3.0 is available at http://feathertools.michael-buettner.com
Polymesh Duplicator, free download: http://www.si-community.com/community/download/file.php?id=231