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#1 Dpad1975

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 12:39 AM

I have toucan sub up for sale. 30 feathers for $12. The best Ariel sub you will find. This is not the CDC junk offered by others.

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 01:46 PM

What feather did you dye?  I would think you might use Toco....


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 06:11 PM

I must admit I'm curious about what the feather is as well. I'll add my dying days are long behind me at my age.....


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 08:39 PM

Swan crests :-)

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 10:10 PM

I must admit I'm curious about what the feather is as well. I'll add my dying days are long behind me at my age.....


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 10:40 PM

Dyeing George

Here's hoping your "dying days" are far in the future.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 12:54 AM

Here's hoping your "dying days" are far in the future.


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Posted 14 April 2018 - 01:13 AM

These, dyed the proper color, should make perfect Ariel subs.  Thirty of them should cost around $15.00.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 05:06 AM

The material is swan. Robert has been gracious enough to supply the materials. He has it for sale also.

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 05:09 AM

Those would be nice feathers to use also Jim!

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 11:11 AM

Dying - My cardiologist assured me yesterday that I'll be around a good while yet biggrin.png

 

Dyeing - I no longer get involved with that...and no complaints with the CDC toucan subs I've purchased at this point wink.png

 

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 01:51 PM

Those would be nice feathers to use also Jim!

Yep.  I like the idea of actually using toucan feathers.  The white ones have the same physical feather structure as Ariel feathers, yet come from the Toco, which is a "bird of least concern."  They turn up fairly often for around $200. (Pet bird trade failures, I suspect. But, also old taxidermy.)  The breast patch has several hundred feathers that dye up to the proper color easily.  Because I had a sufficiency of Ariel feathers, I had one dyed blue, green, red, violet in sections.  So, with natural Ariel and Keelbill, I have the rainbow of toucan feathers along with white.


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