Bizarre Question!

tball

Chirping
8 Years
May 17, 2011
106
2
91
hemphill,tx
Ok i was sending some leghorn roos to freezer camp and my freind asked if i would save the tail and wing feathers for her. I scalded them then plucked set aside, next day put in some clorox water to "make claener" anyway they are yellow(white leghorns)and no fluff or fullness! should i have pulled feathers first then scald? And yes i mean after its dead! or is there any way to fix these....
 

BarefootMom

Songster
9 Years
Jul 20, 2010
1,581
26
216
Half Way, Missouri
Bleach will yellow white feathers. I don't know all the basics buy you might ask in Breeds, Genetics, and Showing. They are cleaning white feathers all the time


You might try laying them in the sun. But I don't know for sure.
 

newchickgal

Songster
10 Years
Nov 17, 2009
499
1
121
Republic of Panama
Can you try it with Mrs. Wright's blueing? Try a test area first on one of the feathers. I know it works for white clothes that have yellowed maybe it's work for feathers?
 

mandelyn

Crowing
10 Years
Aug 30, 2009
2,475
1,057
351
Mt Repose, OH
My Coop
For saving feathers, you skin the bird, no scalding or plucking. That also keeps them "neat". You need to salt the skin and dry it out to preserve it.
 

lockedhearts

It's All About Chicken Math
12 Years
Apr 29, 2007
5,028
7
271
Georgia
Try the Blueing, when I was showing my White Cochins, I used that when I bathed them, dilute it (A LOT ) cause if you leave it on too long it will appear purpleish (ask me how I found this out
)
 

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