Grey-Goose Down

To: "Evan Beaver" <>, "birding australia" <>
Subject: Grey-Goose Down
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 09:05:27 +1000
According to, "Some birds are
killed solely for their down, while some birds (particularly some geese)
are periodically live-plucked of their breast feathers. Some birds line
their nests with down, and such down might be harvested safely after the
young leave the nest."

Peter Shute

 wrote on Tuesday, 10 July 2007 8:43

> Birders,
> Does anyone know about the process involved in recovering
> down for person insulation? It's an incredible material, and
> I'd like to know where it comes from.
> Evan

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