Fly Tieing question - how do you grade feathers?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Hennypen, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roosters have some beautiful feathers and I don't want them to go to waste when we start butchering the culls. Can someone tell me how to grade the feathers? This isn't a cull, but an example of his saddle feathers. He's less than a year old.

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  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  3. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Now if you are looking for a home for some of those extra feathers. [​IMG]
     
  4. Rocky Maley

    Rocky Maley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could i see some pic of the hole bird i can tell more. Nice badger color
     
  5. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The bird on the right is the one in question. His saddle feathers are about an inch longer now than when this photo was taken. He's not a year old yet. So these feathers molt or keep growing?

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  6. Rocky Maley

    Rocky Maley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking at the bird the neck would make feathers for streamer wings. The saddles would work as wooly booger hackle. How many birds do you have at this time? PM me on what you would sell the necks for. Remember to wash
    , flesh and borax them well

    Rocky
     

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