Post by naturallyfurry on Jul 30, 2018 15:58:28 GMT -5
Hi! I am a pet stylist of over 15 years. I have recently had a client's rooster win Best of Show at the local fair. I have yet to find out what the breed of rooster it is. He is moving to the next level and is competing in the NYS fair next. He contacted me to see how to remove yellowing from the feathers for the competition. I am aware of how to do so for show dogs, but not quite sure if the same methods are used and or safe to show birds. Any and all help in this matter is greatly appreciated!
Yellowing may be genetic i.e. from a partially active copy of a gene. This normally results in a slight bronze tint to feathers. Some genetic combinations are susceptible to sunlight related yellowing. For these birds, the best way to prevent feather yellowing is to keep them out of direct sunlight. Unfortunately, I do not know of a way to remove yellowing once feathers are fully developed.
Silver Laced Wyandotte crossed to blue egg laying Brown Leghorn to develop a blue egg laying Wyandotte.
Post by oklahomacochins on Aug 2, 2018 21:11:08 GMT -5
Difficult if not impossible if the yellowing is genetic or caused by exposure to sun but if it is just due to slight staining from dusting, etc. then you may use a whitening shampoo being careful not to apply it full strength to the bird or your bird may be blue stained.
Breeding & showing Large Black, Blue, Brown Red, Mottled and White Cochins; Barred Plymouth Rocks; White Faced Black Spanish, White Faced White Spanish Black Minorcas; Bantam Black Cochins & White Wyandottes; Gray Toulouse Geese; Auburn, Bronze, Slate, Jersey Buff, Golden Narragansett & Holland White Turkeys.