Bizarre Question!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by tball, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. tball

    tball Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.... [​IMG]
     
  2. Orchid

    Orchid Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    North Central MN
    The clorox water is probably the culprit with the yellowing.
     
  3. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
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    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 [​IMG]

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

    newchickgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  5. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  6. newchickgal

    newchickgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mistake, it's Mrs Stewart's blueing, not Wright's! [​IMG] (to me!)
     
  7. SC-ChickMom

    SC-ChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about trying peroxide to turn it white.
     
  8. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Oxyclean?
     
  9. tball

    tball Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks sounds like these are iffy,, we will try a few things [​IMG]
     
  10. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

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    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 [​IMG] )
     

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