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 Post subject: Got my Rooster back!!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:20 am 
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I have a friend who is an excellent Taxidermist and he skinned a Pheasant in front of me in about 3 minutes and brought it back this weekend after only a month. I think he did an excellent job. He took a couple Prairie Chickens I got this season and is going to mount one for me. He always asks me how I want them done and I tell him whatever you think would look best.

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Here are a few of the other birds he has done for me.

A big Gadwall drake that I had done not the most flash bird but if you look close they have some amazing patterning in their feathers.

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My first and best Can I have taken, we don't get many around here.
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A Huge Greater Canadian that he mounted when I lived in a Trailer and had very little room. I love the way he did it.

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 Post subject: Re: Got my Rooster back!!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:11 pm 
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The jewelry makes the canvasback even sweeter.

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 Post subject: Re: Got my Rooster back!!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:01 pm 
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Great looking mounts!

I have a friend that does taxidermy, and is pretty good, but not as good as your friend. He did 3 ducks for me, a woodie, a pintail and a mallard. He told me that was his first, second, and LAST ducks to mount. Deer are much easier.

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 Post subject: Re: Got my Rooster back!!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:13 pm 
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The jewelry makes the canvasback even sweeter.

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Ok I have to be honest. That was not actually on that bird. I had it ina drawer adn added it later. I do have a mounted Mallard that was actually banded but the picture did not turn out. Will try to add it later.

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I would be sure to invite your friend to every barbecue. Nice mounts.
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Very nice mounts.

I agree with your comments about the gadwall. In hand, the feather pattern of a fully plummed drake is gorgeous.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:59 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:08 pm 
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great mounts and nice photos. I love Gadwalls also- beautiful birds and very tasty! A very underrated duck for sure. Nice to see you give that Gadwall a beautiful mount that it deserves.

My favorite duck, and the best mount I have is a Black drake. I've never taken a Canvasback either - glad to see that you have!


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 Post subject: Re: Got my Rooster back!!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:12 pm 
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I have to say I love the Gadwall. I have liked the pattern on a drake & have thought a pair or several would make a great mount. Nice mount.


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 Post subject: Re: Got my Rooster back!!
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:57 pm 
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He does very nice work!

But three minutes to skin a pheasant? After mounting birds for over 40 years, I don't think I've ever come anywhere near that! I just mounted a mallard yesterday. The entire process took about 4 hours. Now, I'll admit that ducks are a different breed and have some "special needs", but the skinning alone took over an hour! And that doesn't count fleshing and degreasing!

Either way, the mounts look fantastic!

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Very smartly done with the grass and feathers blowing the same direction. Good job!




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