split feathers

Submitted by clinton wolford on 4/10/02. ( )

i just mounted a hen and male wood duck. their feathers ar split like crazy. how can i fix this.

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Steam them....

This response submitted by JL on 4/10/02. ( wmlures@xtdl.com )

Feathers are easily repaired with the use of steam. I use a small clothing steamer and it works great. If you have a home atomizer that makes steam to treat a stuffy chest cold, this will work also. Steam will cause the feathers to repair themselves if they havent been damaged. Good luck.....JL

Split Feathers

This response submitted by Stefan Savides on 4/11/02. ( stefan@AvianDesign.com )

Split feathers may be caused by poor washing or poor rinsing which in either case will not be repaired by steaming. I hope this is not the case.

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