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Snowy Owl Question

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Shadow_Wolf, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Shadow_Wolf

    Shadow_Wolf Make it look alive and real

    My professor would like me to do a snowy owl taxidermy and the school will be paying for the supplies since I do not yet have my own shop. The owl died of starvation and is frozen so measuring is kinda out of the question currently. Since I have not found an owl head form, I will be using the skull for that. I have found a body form, however. What size of eyes and what colors of paint would I need?
  2. finazducks

    finazducks EJ is not the only one to have two Wasco Awards

    I have a head for a Snowy Owl works great
    Tony Finazzo
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  3. alexm

    alexm New Member

    Good to use the real one 22mm yellow pail Research has some great bodies just don't make it to big .
  4. Shadow_Wolf

    Shadow_Wolf Make it look alive and real

    Thanks for the info. ;D I'm trying to make a list of supplies so my prof can order them and I don't have to do the paperwork for having the school pay me back
  5. jwprentice1

    jwprentice1 New Member

    Make sure your school has the proper permits,both State and Federal.
  6. Shadow_Wolf

    Shadow_Wolf Make it look alive and real

    Yep, did that before I said I'd do the mount. Thanks for the reminder though.
  7. jc1982

    jc1982 Guest

    Use the real head because unless you are REALLY REALLY GOOD at re-attaching the skin around the beak - it will never look right. An Owls head will invert like most ducks. Just turn it inside out and clean it out good.