Ostrich, (fr. autruche): this bird occur but in one or two coats of arms.
Sable, an ostrich argent--MATTHEWS, Cornwall.
Sable, a fesse between three ostriches argent membered gules--BOYTON.
Argent, an ostrich sable holding in the beak a horseshoe or(otherwise gules)--MACMAHON, Ireland.
Per fesse argent and gules, three ostrich's heads erased, each holding in the beak a horseshoe, all counterchanged--RYED.
More frequently, however, the ostrich feathers are named, a plume of which(q.v.) is now the cognizance of the Prince of Wales. (See also Escroll.)
Azure, semy of fleur-de-lis a lion rampant guardant argent; on a bend gules an ostrich feather of the second between two bezants--HOLLAND, London.
Azure, two ostrich feathers in saltire between three boar's heads, couped at the neck, argent, bristled and tusked or--NEWTON, co. Kent.