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Help With Cut Line

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Sekhunter, Dec 5, 2022.

  1. Not sure what it’s called. But I need to know how to use water to part the feathers to make my cut. I tried the other day with not much luck, so just made the cut. I am wanting to improve on my cuts.
  2. Jim McNamara

    Jim McNamara Well-Known Member

    If you are referring to the breast cut or the leg to leg try using very, very soapy water. I use dawn in my water in a spare spare bottle. Soak the area you want to part and it will stay open usually. If breast you need to find the natural seam where the feathers separated naturally in opposite directions.
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  3. Thank you, I did not use any soap. I will give it a try
  4. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    After spraying with soapy water, I use a comb to create a part in the feathers. Cut right on top of the breast bone, stopping just short of the vent.
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