IDFL ODOR EVALUATION
“5-NOSE” LAB TEST
- Sample Preparation
a) Place 10 g of a feather/down sample into a 1-liter jar.
d) Shake well to make sure that the plumage absorbs water.
- Testing Procedure
a) Place the jar in an oven at 40°C for 24 hours.
b) Open the jar and evaluate for odor as per the IDFL Odor Evaluation form; rate as follows:
1. Extreme or Raw Plumage Odor or Extreme Non-Plumage Odor
2. Unacceptable Plumage Odor or Unacceptable Non-Plumage Odor\
3. Stronger than Normal Plumage Odor
4. Normal Plumage Odor
5. Almost No OdorReport Results
c) 5 individuals should separately evaluate odor as per 2.b.
a) Average the rating of the 5 individuals and report the results as follows: Example --- Lab Odor Rating = 4 Pass (Normal Plumage Odor)