How do you tan a rooster cape?

Submitted by David on 04/05/2004 at 19:44. ( )

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. ( )

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".


This response submitted by David on 04/05/2004 at 19:55. ( )

Thank you I probably would have tried salting it.

You do.

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

Lutan-f will work.

You can tan it

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

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....


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

Authenic makes a bird tan that works.

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