pinfeather


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pinfeather

(pĭn′fĕth′ər)
n.
A growing feather still enclosed in its horny sheath, especially one just emerging through the skin.
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Pinfeathers aren't the only thing that can ruin a mount before the taxidermist touches the bird.
More workers tend the shackle line, cutting off crops and other areas where pinfeathers remain.
At that time - the 1930s - getting rid of pinfeathers in chickens was a very big problem.
Most important, white pinfeathers looked less unappetizing if not completely plucked.
But at The Nature Conservancy's new Gray Davis Dye Creek Preserve, in the Sacramento Valley near Red Bluff, the worlds of pinstripes and pinfeathers collided with happy results.
I've been plucked so many times I'm right down to the pinfeathers.
If there are lots of pinfeathers in the duck, forget it as a bird for taxidermy because the duck will never look right.
They also have fewer feathers in general which helps to reduce pinfeathers at processing time on these colored birds.
Live-flame singers then burn off the birds' pinfeathers.
Well, when a piece such as the one now beside us can command prices of up to $35,000, it isn't exactly pinfeathers.
It removes feathers and pinfeathers in just a few minutes--much faster than plucking by hand
Butchering time is a family affair for us: my husband actually does the deed (he soothes and calms each bird before the big chop); I pluck most of the feathers; my mother-in-law goes over each carcass to pull out pinfeathers.