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1 Question about white birds on Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:51 pm

appway

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Has any one used Corn starch on the white birds to help brighten them and give the alittle Shine.
Of course it would be blown out
We use it with dogs so was wondering if anyone has used it for Poultry
I used it on one of my rosecomb LH Bantams just to see and it seemed to work som
or maybe I am just crazy

2 Re: Question about white birds on Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:18 pm

Schipperkesue

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Hey Joe, I am sure you have seen groomers load up a Sheltie's legs with cholesterol and chalk? I wonder if that could be done with a silkie?! Hee hee!

Tell us how the results of your little experiment work out.

3 Re: Question about white birds on Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:43 pm

appway

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I sure will let you Know
I hope Heather or Rico post on this as I am sure They have seen all the tricks LOL



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4 Re: Question about white birds on Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:37 pm

appway

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Rico or Heather Have there ever been Birds shown that you judged that have been Powdered or Corn starched?

Thanks\
Joe

5 Re: Question about white birds on Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:19 pm

Schipperkesue

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Joe, I am betting they will say there are no foreign substances allowed on the birds. That said, I have a book somewhere called "The Art of Faking Poultry" or something like that.

6 Re: Question about white birds on Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:57 pm

viczoe

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Appway
I would not put any cornstarch in your bird, it will change the texture of the feather and if the judge gets any on their hands it could be the difference between placing well or not and you may get foreign substance written on your card.

Just a nice bath ensuring all the soap is out is best and a good wipe down with a piece of silk. I any soap is left in the feathers will appear sticky. Soap left in and blueing turning white birds various shades of blue are the most common things I see. esp the soap. Heavy feathered birds need at least 3 rinse waters to get it all out.
Hope this helps

Heather

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7 Re: Question about white birds on Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:21 pm

appway

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Thanks Heather
Did not think about it changing the texture so guess I will skip it LOL
I loved doing the Bantams after their bath I put them on my Ring side Grooming table and They just layed there while I dried them and even layed on their backs while I did their underneath.
Now the Austalorp and the Ameracauna were not real happy
Neither were the 2 Delawares
Oh well all is fun

Thank you again for your answer

Joe

8 Re: Question about white birds on Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:43 pm

viczoe

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No Problem Joe and the best of luck at your show to you and Geri. I am finally done after being gone judging or showing every week for the last 9 weeks in a row, glad it's over for the year now and my poor doggies can bond with there mom again.

Heather

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