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How many shuttles does one Goose/Duck make?????

Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by noppy, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. noppy

    noppy Regular Member

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    As the title says im just interested to know roughly how many shuttlecocks are made form each goose or duck?

    anyways ideas and suggestions welcomed

    Noppy
     
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    Depends:
    - Duck or Goose
    - Gender
    - Age
    - Marital Status
    - Day Job
    - Genetics: Whether the parents were full feathered
    etc.
     
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    save the goose and ducks. play longer and train your reflexes and skill with the plastic ones.
     
  4. noppy

    noppy Regular Member

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    i was only interested in a rough figure ....like 5-10, 10-20, 20-40 or more.

    also in reply to the other reply if they have been culled for other reasons using there feathers is only recycling

    and dont i dont like killing things especially birds

    Im studying zoology at university

    and have 130 pet birds
     
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    If you use them sparingly, you have have a year's stock. Now you need Portugese cork tree :p

    As for killing birds, don't loose your sleep. Feathers are only byproduct, main product is meat.
    As for feathers, I think they use all of them. There are many god-awful quality shuttles out there. So, if you are zoologist, you should know the numbers.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK0c2xKQb8Q
     
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    birds

    "As for killing birds, don't loose your sleep. Feathers are only byproduct, main product is meat."

    99.99% agree with You.
     
  7. noppy

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    i do know the numbers but that doesnt really matter especially as there is a large range from 1,000-30,000 feathers per bird depending on size etc with geese have around 15-20 thousand and ducks a little less
    i only know as my A level project was on birds focusing mainly on feathers and flight ability.

    Anyways that not my point, my point is that a high proportion of the feather cannot be used for a number of reasons.

    the first one being that a lot of feathers are down, if you tried to make a shuttle using down, you would end up with a feather duster.

    the second being that a lot of the feather would have a thick enough calamus (quill) so could not be used

    thirdly a lot of the contour feathers that cover the body are too curved and small.

    and last of all i dont believe primary flight feathers could be used as the quill's would be too large and also the front/top vane is too thin in comparison.


    So in conclusion the only feathers that i think could be used would be secondary flight feathers and tail feathers

    Really Rough calc.....

    which would only allow for say 20 on each wing and 20 on the tail = 60 in total
    60 divided by 16 = 3.75 which must be wrong

    so perhaps they use the contour feathers on the upper and lower wing

    but i need to eat and have wrote too much already
     
  8. bennychenxm

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    let me give you an idea, one goose have 16 feather per wing, that means 32 feather can be made into shuttlecock, one shuttlecock have 16 feather, then means one goose two shuttlecock, but i don't know if some factories make shuttlecock not from the feather of wing.

    for your reference.
     

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