Ha Ha! Made 'ya look! But seriously ...
Now, get down to your nearest feed store and buy a couple of baby ducks. Watch them closely as they grow. Pay attention to the head/neck junction, the articulation of the legs, and, as they mature, look at where the scapulars are connected to the scapula and the structure of the wing web.
You would be amazed at what you learn by studying them before they feather out. Call ducks or "mallards" (tame versions) would be best, but even a white pekin duck can teach you a lot.
They can live for weeks in a large box with a lightbulb, and I have never met a taxidermist with poo-phobia.
What's stopping you?
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Nancy....It's kinda like this......I don't have the heart to eat or mount them when they grow up....LOL