User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Bangor,Gloucestershire, Scotla
    Posts
    442
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

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

    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

  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Bay Area
    Posts
    5
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Depends:
    - Duck or Goose
    - Gender
    - Age
    - Marital Status
    - Day Job
    - Genetics: Whether the parents were full feathered
    etc.

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Minnesota US
    Posts
    208
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    save the goose and ducks. play longer and train your reflexes and skill with the plastic ones.

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Bangor,Gloucestershire, Scotla
    Posts
    442
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by duncanidaho View Post
    Depends:
    - Duck or Goose
    - Gender
    - Age
    - Marital Status
    - Day Job
    - Genetics: Whether the parents were full feathered
    etc.
    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

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Estonia
    Posts
    165
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by noppy View Post
    and have 130 pet birds
    If you use them sparingly, you have have a year's stock. Now you need Portugese cork tree

    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

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Jakarta
    Posts
    20
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default birds

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

    99.99% agree with You.

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Bangor,Gloucestershire, Scotla
    Posts
    442
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sihker View Post

    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
    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. #8
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Xiamen China
    Posts
    8
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    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.

Similar Threads

  1. Exact difference between goose and duck feathers?
    By superflip_ in forum Shuttlecock
    Replies: 20
    : 08-20-2013, 04:14 AM
  2. Duck or Goose Feather Shuttles
    By leehsim in forum Shuttlecock
    Replies: 13
    : 11-24-2012, 11:15 AM
  3. Replies: 10
    : 06-24-2012, 09:16 PM
  4. Wilson Top Line 60 - Goose or Duck?
    By dreamzboy in forum Shuttlecock
    Replies: 1
    : 09-30-2009, 12:42 AM
  5. Cheap Goose or Expensive Duck *v*
    By invisbear in forum Shuttlecock
    Replies: 8
    : 05-17-2009, 08:00 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •