How do you tan a rooster cape?

Submitted by David on 04/05/2004 at 19:44. ( flytier005@hotmail.com ) 63.200.54.69

I have a rooster that has a great cape but i need to know how to tan it.

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You don't

This response submitted by George on 04/05/2004 at 19:48. ( georoof@aol.com ) 152.163.252.134

You preserve it. You don't "tan" bird skins. Use borax if you want the cheapest way out or Dry Preservative if you want a better choice. Check the archives on "preserving bird skins".


Thanks

This response submitted by David on 04/05/2004 at 19:55. ( flytier005@hotmail.com ) 63.200.54.69

Thank you I probably would have tried salting it.


You do.

This response submitted by gordon on 04/05/2004 at 20:28. ( ) 198.164.30.19

Lutan-f will work.


You can tan it

This response submitted by Steve A. on 04/06/2004 at 11:09. ( ) 216.129.231.7

Most folks use borax or instant preserve on the raw skin, but I have heard of others who use Lutan-F to tan the skin. Check the archives. I can't recall the exact formula, but they soak the bird skin for about a 1/2hour, and then mount. I've also salted birds for a guy who planned to transport them home and have another taxidermist mount them later....


Authenic

This response submitted by *** on 04/06/2004 at 16:21. ( ) 206.138.130.2

Authenic makes a bird tan that works.


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