Last Saturday morning, I butchered 1 of 15 x-rocks. This Saturday morning, I butchered 5 more. Here's what I learned: 1. I don't like slicing their neck as a way of killing/bleeding. The only one I did this way, took too long to die and towards the end still flapped his wings. I will stick with the axe! 2. To speed up processing, have one draining blood, while processing another one. 3. Slow down so I don't cut the crop or the innards! 4. Try the wax method again. Seemed like their were more pin feathers without waxing. Oh, by the way, what exactly is a pin feather. Once done plucking, I noticed two types of "things" still attached. One looks like a small quill w/o a feather and the other looks like a hair. Which one of these is a pin feather?