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Grooming question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Alleyoops25, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My duaghter is going to be showing a cochin Rooster. We gave him a bath got him cleaned up the best I could. He still has a dingy yellow lok to his feathers. Is there anyway we can whiten this up a bit?
     
  2. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wel shucks I geuss his going to stay dingy.
     
  3. Keshiaandadam

    Keshiaandadam Cooped Up

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    You know i have always used water with a little Peppermint oil in it to wash my birds but is it possible thats just his color?
     
  4. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont think so. He is a year and a half old, and clear up untill last winter he was snow white. Maybe it is, notta clue. I will go get a picture of him and you tell me.
     
  5. missusduray

    missusduray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There was a post on here a few days ago about show tips. I am not sure if that would address your problem or not.
    I also heard rubbing the feathers with a cloth that has peroxide on it. I have never tried it. Storeys has a whole section on showing Chickens. Good luck!
    Kristyne
     
  6. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    I've heard that if a white bird gets too much sun and eats a lot of corn that the feathers can turn brassy.
    Have you tried a shampoo made for white dogs?
     
  7. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I have made that post however I have not done it a whole lot. since it is the first year we will be showing our birds. I do have Dog shampoo for white dogs and that is what I used. Maybe its his color. Here is a pic of him what do you guys think of him.[​IMG]
     
  8. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And one more inc[​IMG]ase the first doesnt work for you
     
  9. Alleyoops25

    Alleyoops25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are working on getting his comb to get it not so chapped looking. The wind is always blowing and it dries out everything and everyone
     
  10. missusduray

    missusduray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    put vasilene on the comb. that should do the trick.
    You can do it to his legs too if they look rough.
    Kristyne
     

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