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10-01-2009, 11:32 AM #1
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
10-03-2009, 09:58 PM #2
- Duck or Goose
- Marital Status
- Day Job
- Genetics: Whether the parents were full feathered
10-03-2009, 11:57 PM #3
save the goose and ducks. play longer and train your reflexes and skill with the plastic ones.
10-04-2009, 06:13 AM #4
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
10-05-2009, 05:05 AM #5
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.
10-06-2009, 12:39 AM #6
"As for killing birds, don't loose your sleep. Feathers are only byproduct, main product is meat."
99.99% agree with You.
10-08-2009, 06:22 AM #7
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
10-08-2009, 06:51 AM #8
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.
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