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Calling all Turkey gurus

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by [email protected], Apr 10, 2011.

  1. I am wanting to do another turkey for the showroom. Something different, I have a alert head? I was thinking of the turkey just coming out of strutt with it's head up looking, tail curved down back feathers up little. I have seen a few mounts like this, but darned if I can find any reference pics I can try to replicate.
    Anyone have any
  2. stuffr2

    stuffr2 Member


  3. Joe Winsor

    Joe Winsor Active Member

    Awesome picture. What a bird!!!!! Ben Franklin was thinking right for sure.
  4. Thats it, thanks a bunch
  5. rnviper3

    rnviper3 New Member

    great photo. thanks for sharing
  6. alan webfoot

    alan webfoot New Member

    what a bird to me that looks better than a full strut!!
  7. stuffr2

    stuffr2 Member

    Glad to help. It's easy when you have a bird that is as photogenic as "Ol' Fred" . Good luck with your mount! ;)
  8. trophy mtn.

    trophy mtn. find us on FB (trophy mountain taxidermy).

    GREAT turkey pic. and the pose is one to try and duplicate.. thanks.
  9. Got it done yesterday, its close but not excact.
    Thats not an easy pose to pull off, not for me anyway.
    will post pic at lunch.
  10. Heres the rough draft

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    thanks again for the pic

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  12. troy

    troy Member

    Is that what is known as a half-strut?
  13. dlivermore

    dlivermore New Member

    that is the real head right?
  14. The half strutt has more of a strutting head on it, its similar, I wanted a alert head
    on this bird.
    I wish I was that good
  15. dlivermore

    dlivermore New Member

    if its not the real head then where do you get your heads from? I like the way it looks.
  16. ElkinsTaxidermy

    ElkinsTaxidermy www.ronelkinstaxidermy.com

    I'm sure he means it's freeze-dried.
  17. Yes, freeze dried, got from another taxidermist, I think Harry Whitehead freeze dries it.
    My heads go to Brett @ Boondocks.
  18. Lookin good man, I believe a little higher head position and some shingling in the breast and you would be right there at it. Either way you still got a nice mount to look at.
  19. Yea, I wish I had the head a little higher.
    I didn't want to shingle it though.
    Basically I wanted to make sure it was correct to have a semi strutt pose with the head alert
  20. stuffr2

    stuffr2 Member

    Nice job! Take a look at the tail position and the head in the picture. I would pull the head back a little and lower the tail, regardless it's still a very nice mount. You are right about it "not" being an easy pose. I did one last summer in a seminar,in that pose, and just about bit off more than I could chew for a 3 hour seminar.