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Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by wingman, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Nancy C

    Nancy C Well-Known Member

    I don't see any blue on her bill. Maybe it's a monitor thing?
  2. Rick RR GBirds

    Rick RR GBirds Let's go kill some birds...I'm psyched!

    That would be an EXCELLENT show piece as well!

  3. Rick RR GBirds

    Rick RR GBirds Let's go kill some birds...I'm psyched!

    Here's a couple Long-tails!
  4. Featherfeeler

    Featherfeeler New Member

    Hi Gang,
    Some Hen Woodies Do have yellow on the tips of their Bills. I may have gone just a little overboard with the yellow (I think that I did say it was a commercial piece) but it is often there to some degree or another.
    Check out the Hens on Garth Elroys' Web Page: http://www.featheredfotos.com/Species%20Pages/ducks/wood%20duck.html and the attached photo: [​IMG] You can clearly see the yellow on the tips of the lobes. SS: Hen Wood Bills can and do vary quite a bit in color. I have seem them from Blue/Grey to Umber/Brown/Grey with any number of white and Burnt Umber/Bl;ack accent markings as shown above :) There are really a number of "right" ways to paint them.
  5. Brian

    Brian Active Member

    featherfeeler, you dont have to explain yourself to anybody. its clearly obvious you know what the hell your doing and i think your hen looks amazing. is it a little bright yeah so what. i think it makes her pop. i think shes one of the coolest hen woody mounts ive ever seen. i would be honored to display her in my gameroom and the whole piece for that matter. welcome to the forums and keep posting your work. your sir are a great bird taxidermist and ther aint no client out there that would have a problem with that mount. schite i thought it was a comp piece and to see that its only a commercial piece id be scared to see what a comp piece looks like. thanks for sharing.
  6. SS Taxidermy

    SS Taxidermy New Member

    Wasnt knocking the mount at all i think its an excellent piece. I was just curious because i kill hundreds of wood ducks each fall and have never seen yellow on the bills. Maybe its a spring thing?
  7. duxrus

    duxrus Active Member

    Variation in waterfowl colors......who'd a thunk it ::)

    I would gladly take credit for that mount if he didn't.... :)
  8. Nancy C

    Nancy C Well-Known Member

    More variations. (And the amount of white varies a great deal, too - from almost as much as a male to practically none at all.)

  9. ryan rhodes

    ryan rhodes Active Member

    couple finished up...


  10. wow on the woodies!
  11. little fred

    little fred R.I.P all my fallen taxidermy brother's

    nice ryan cool hoodie my 2nd favor...bird

    great work guys and gals
  12. Samson

    Samson New Member

    here is my platinum pheasant, customer was very happy. ;D sorry for the crappy pictures, my camera hates me ::)

    Greetings, Karin

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  13. TLN

    TLN Member

    Amazing work, I don't do alot of birds,but here's a couple I just finished. [​IMG][​IMG]
  14. boar master

    boar master Respect and preserve the Nature,you are part of it


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    TIM SCHLOSS Member

  16. ryan rhodes

    ryan rhodes Active Member

    Pair of wigeon just finished...




  17. Brian

    Brian Active Member

    ryan, they pen raised that drake is killa!
  18. ryan rhodes

    ryan rhodes Active Member

    Haha, no man they're wild shot right by my house by a client right down the road.....
  19. Nice Widgeons!!
  20. wingman

    wingman Active Member

    Beautiful work everyone, I finally finished up and photographed a few. :)

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