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How to distinguish the goose feather and duck feather?

Discussion in 'Shuttlecock' started by Enya.zwp, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Enya.zwp

    Enya.zwp Regular Member

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    Do you know how to distinguish the goose feather and duck feather? will you pay attention to what kind of feathers are used when you purchase the shuttlecocks?
     
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    Enya.zwp Regular Member

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    1. on the back of feather:
    goose feather with no lines or lines are not clear.
    duck feather with lines or lines are very clear.

    2. on the contrary side:
    goose feather with a clear channel.
    duck feather with no channel or the channel is not deep.

    some pictures for your reference

    P1040843.jpg
    P1040837.jpg
     
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    CanucksDynasty Regular Member

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    Interesting fact. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    This is cool to know. Thanks
     
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    simple but detailed explanation. thanks.
     
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    thank you.... it's a very useful post...

    goose leathers are better than duck, right?
     
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    Enya.zwp Regular Member

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    the durability for goose feather is better than duck, and the price is higher.
    the difference for these two feather is delicate, duck feather is thinner than goose feather, if don't use bleach, duck feather is usually more white, but bleach will hurt the feathers.
     
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    Thanks for sharing Enya, exactly right, goose feather is more durable, duck feather is more white if not bleaching, very detailed and professional ... :D
     
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    dude this is awesome, i've always wondered and couldn't tell myself, thx for the info!!!
     
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    Can someone explain what the "channel" is?
     
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