Rooster feathers to clip into your hair?!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Tina D, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Tina D

    Tina D Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    Thats a new one to me,I have seen plenty of plucked roosters and hens live.
     
  3. equinelyn

    equinelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably because they use all the feathers?
     
  4. KenK

    KenK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
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    The ones in the picture and that fly tiers use are the neck and saddle hackle feathers. They skin the bird and dry the skin with the feathers intact.
     
  5. Tina D

    Tina D Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] Oooh, OK. I thought they were just using the long tail feathers, so I couldn't figure out why they had to be killed. That explains it. Ugh.
     
  6. KenK

    KenK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2011
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    The article said they were killing 1,500 birds a week. I sure hope they are also being used for food. Surely they are; pet food at least if not people food.
     
  7. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    Quote:I hope they do to cause thats just a stupid waste for vanity or some fancy Fly.
     
  8. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    A quote from the article.

    The neck would have normally cost $29.95, but the shop sold it for $360.

    I'd prefer the meat be used too, but how much do you get for old rooster per pound.

    Personally I like old rooster. I make great broth with it and I like the flavor if it is cooked properly. But I'd suspect the ones that are specially bred for the feathers are not great meat birds.
     
  9. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
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    My daughter has them in her hair - they are very popular and the guy who has bred these roosters to have really long tail, neck and saddle feathers can not keep up with demand.
     
  10. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Its the way they pluck them, high speed plucking. saw same thing on the new ,where they were plucking geese for pillows, and coats, overseas, plucking them at high speed ripping the skin off some, these roosters would be fine if plucked with care.

    Like just pulling one hair out at a time, no harm but grag a hand full and pull it out , skin comes with it.
     

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