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Blood on wing feathers post wash

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by IAtaxi, May 9, 2018.

  1. IAtaxi

    IAtaxi Member

    8CCA214F-FA3C-4088-99DF-FF2788AF697E.jpeg It never fails with me on snow geese and rossies. Get the bird all nice and clean and blow dried. Go to wire wings and out come juices that were still in the wings. I’m not sure what to do different? How would you guys fix this? My past cure all has been to remove bloody feathers and glue in new. This one is going to be a challenge cause it’s a pretty big spot to hide. I was able to clean it up some with dawn and windex. But lost the smoothness of the feathers in return. My plan is to let it dry then get serious about the fix. Any before or after this particular problem advise much appreciated!
  2. rogerswildlife

    rogerswildlife Rogers Wildlife Taxidermy Tommy Rogers

    Don't push the wire all the way out of the wing will help alot . I use peroxide in a spray bottle the kind you use when you cut your self . If you've notice when you spray It on a cut It foams and makes the blood dissaper. It will eat the blood off then dry it good. I don't push my wires out .Hope this helps
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  3. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

    On geese are you removing the meat in the fingers/wrist area? Open that area up and get it real clean during the wash.

    S[ray Peroxide then clean it real good with water. After drying it, spray on a little thinner to help remove any moisture and then hit it with compressed air to dry and fluff
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  4. Tom Maul

    Tom Maul Active Member

    I agree with both the above responses.
    On turkeys and geese I'll remove the flesh from the alula.
    I also do not run my wire out the wing, but rather bury the sharpened end into/under the bone in the alula. You may need to secure the wire with some epoxy or bondo into the void area of the alula... then sew the incision up.
  5. Nancy C

    Nancy C Well-Known Member

    Since it's already mounted the best way to fix it (IMO) would be to immediately pluck out the stained feathers, which aren't very many, wash and dry them, and then glue them back in place after the mount is completely dry. It's easier to pluck them without damaging them if you do it before the skin hardens.
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  6. dar.k

    dar.k Member

    Feather white from matuska works well
  7. rigbobby

    rigbobby Active Member

    I have had good results using oxyclean.
  8. GotHonks

    GotHonks Well-Known Member

    Paint it and call it good ... Works just fine and takes minutes instead of hrs .. Might be taboo but I do what works for me ...