Feather and down: origin and processing

Feather and down: origin and processing 1

The feather is the dress for the birds, the coat that allows them to move and survive all conditions. It protects from cold and water, pampers the little ones since birth and is able to fly high, so high as to touch the sun’s rays, caressing the clouds and then returning, more beautiful and stronger than before.

Feather and down padding: what is the difference?

The feather is made up of a central axis (rachis) from which numerous strands (beards) originate, intertwined to form the banner. The spine in turn is divided into two portions: the calamus, directly driven into the skin and the rod of the spine, from which the beards originate.
The duvet differs from the feathers, even from the smallest ones (so-called quilts), because it has no spine or banner. It has the shape of a real bow, consisting of a central nucleus (just sketched calamus) from which the beards originate. It grows under the neck, under the wings and on the chest of waterfowl. It is not present in terrestrial birds (chickens, turkeys).

Characteristics of the feather

Light as a feather: a reference parameter now entered into common language and not just a way of saying. One of the most important characteristics of the feather is in fact its extreme lightness: for 1 g. duvets are needed from 300 to 600 bows, depending on the size. A quilt flake weighs 2/3 mg Therefore it takes about 1,000,000 of flakes to have 1 kg. of duvet.
An exceptionally fine, light and effective product, of which nature gives us.
The weight of the feathers, compared to that of the duvet is slightly higher, but only a few tens of milligrams. The best feather comes from mature animals. The goose, for example, can give feather from padding starting from the four months of life, when the first mount begins.
If the animal were suppressed before this period, for food purposes, the quality of the feather and in particular that of the duvet would be compromised. In more modern breeding, artificial fertilization and crossbreeding have allowed the selection of breeds aptly brought to the production of meat and / or plumage. From the zoo technical point of view, however, research is mainly aimed at improving the factor related to the food sector, so it is correct to say that the feather is considered a secondary product. Margot Robbie Wears Dries Van Noten Plumage Dress To The Birds Of Prey Premiere And Gets Mixed Reactions. The cold climates favor the consistency and the size of the comforter. Currently the producing countries are Hungary, Romania, Poland, Iceland, Siberia, France, Ireland, Canada and Italy. However, the strongest producer remains East Asia, especially for the duck down: China is the first world producer.

The technical characteristics of a padded garment impact in different directions.
If on the one hand the use of the feather, enveloping and reassuring, touches strings that belong to the sensory and emotional sphere, on the other hand it has technical characteristics that ensure the best conditions for a healthy rest. Feather and down can effectively give well-being, in fact, by regulating the difference in temperature between our body and the surrounding environment, both the latter colder or warmer than us. This diagram shows how the function and usefulness of the goose down change with changing body temperature:

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