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Peacock body

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Daniel Callan, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. A friend gave me a peacock and I was wondering where I could find a body for it.
    Or is it better to carve one.
    Also if you have pics of mounted peacocks I would love to see them to get some ideas.

    Thanks
    Daniel
     
  2. socalmountainman

    socalmountainman Northwestern School of Taxidermy - Class of '73

    Hey Daniel, you should wrap one together with wood wool (Excelsior). I've done three in my life, all hand-wrapped. Do you still have the carcass?
     

  3. Thanks socalmountainman , that would be one option, but I would prefer to use a foam body.
     
  4. socalmountainman

    socalmountainman Northwestern School of Taxidermy - Class of '73

    Here you go: http://www.jonas-supply.com/search.aspx?si=&sp=peacock

    Have fun with it and take before and after pictures. Joe
     
  5. DL

    DL Well-Known Member

    I used one from research mannakins.
    I wanted to be able to remove the tail so this was my way of doing it. I used a coarse reciprocating saw blade to get the fat out in between the feathers in the tail and then used bondo to attach it to the foam.
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  6. DL

    DL Well-Known Member

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  7. Red stag

    Red stag Active Member

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    Ahhhhh- so nice colors on those birds! :eek: Ollie
     
  8. TWinter

    TWinter Winter taxidermy

    McKenzie should have one in one of their catalogs.