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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:42 pm 
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Need to wash a few chooks Sunday/Monday for next weekend local show. I found some bluo in the cupboard. How do I use bluo it as a wash or rinse.

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 Post subject: Re: Bluo
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giving the girls a blue rinse, eh :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


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 Post subject: Re: Bluo
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i have bluo in my laundry cupboard, not as my parents did for washing and brightening hte colour of white clothes, but for brightening the colour of my white chckens :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

i put a few drops int eh water to bring the sink of water ( a kitchen sink) to a pale blue colour. i then RINSE the birds in this, any bird that is white or has white as afeature of its pattern ( eg birchen)

sorry i don't acctually measure the amount, but start off with a small amount. you don't want to add too much as the bird has a tendency to go blue

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 Post subject: Re: Bluo
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So after washing dip into bluo for a few minutes and then dry or rinse after dipping in bluo?

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well i rinse them in bluo and then dry the birds after rremoving the excess moisture, hope that is clearer.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:48 pm 
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Thanks Caladenia,

I washed a few today, all came out well. Used Martha wool wash and rinsed in bluo. The white birds came up really well.

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Hi Greg,

we are still having problems with ours, but last lot I did we put 4 capfuls in a 3/4 20 lt wash tub, and rinsed in that birds in there for probably 20-30 secs I suppose and came up white but 2 days later could see the straw markings coming back.
how long did you leave yours in the bluo rinse for.

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bluo doesn't tend to remove the straw colours from the hackles etc

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hi everyone, I am about to wash some splash hens and just bought some bluo from Woolies to rinse them in. Does anyone know what quantity to use per litre of water? I don't want to send up with purple chooks! thanks

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About the same as you'd use if using it on fabrics. Sunlight will fade it. Probably a bit of trial & error. Good luck! Another reason for not leaving these things to the last minute - if it can be avoided! :biggrin:


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My advice, don't use it, and remember it gets more concentrated the closer to the end of the bluo bottle it gets/

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Okay thanks, have used it and no disasters. I'm not too fussed on the show thing in any case, but feel like I should participate and couldn't put them in a show without giving them so TLC and attention. Luckily they are very placid girls and accepted the bath happily. Now they are in the backyard under a hair dryer in the sun. :sungs

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I used some Magic silver white once & put too much in the
rinse water & turned my white chooks pale blue.
Use 2 drops,instead of of 1. : :doh :laughing :laughing :laughing


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so did you enter them into AOC macar. :rofl:

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We've created pale purple sussex before with silver dog shampoo. You live and learn. It depends how yellow the white feathers are. If you have white white fowls you don't need anything. We've used a little blue with no problems.

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