Competition question

Submitted by Steve on 1/4/01. ( )

I have a fawn that I am mounting for a competion piece. The doe was killed in a car / deer collision, which caused the death of this fully developed, ready to be born fawn. Anyway, the question I have is, would it be considered from a judges viewpoint a good thing or "tastless" to sculpt an umbilical cord to be attached to the fawn. There currently is one on there, and I thought it might help out in the "points " from a judge. What do you think. Thanks

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Definitly tastless

This response submitted by Mark C on 1/4/01. ( )

I'm no pro but I think it has more to do with your sponsoring assocations rules. Here in our state, the association won't allow fawns due to how they are perceived by the public.

I would not do that.

This response submitted by John C on 1/4/01. ( )

While true to life, I think it would be rather hard to explain to anyone else. Yes we taxidermist would know and understand, but this is fuel for the antis. Why throw gas on hot embers? Do the best you can and attach a note, explaining any prolems you have with it. JOhn C

for what its worth...

This response submitted by Bill Yox on 1/8/01. ( )

The cord comes off very soon after. I have never knocked anyone for not having the remains of the cord there, so just do a great job on the rest of the animal, and good luck to you.

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