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whats in your collection?

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by byrdman, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

    I know we have botw and workbench....curious as to what floks have in your collections...or more like "how many"...recent count I have over 180 mounts...what and how many do you all have...X-birds...X-mammals...X-fish...etc....
  2. Duck_Slayer

    Duck_Slayer New Member

    Prior to Hurricane Katrina I had a few more than now but currently I have:

    1 Drake Wood Duck
    1 Drake Mallard
    Pair of Blue Winged Teal (w/banded Hen)
    1 Drake Green Winged Teal - Banded
    1 Common Goldeneye
    Pair of Redheads - Dead Mount
    1 Shoveler

    I have a pair of Ringnecks on the way back from Birdman. I also have a pair of Buffleheads and a NICE Gadwall to send him so I'll be adding a few more soon :)

  3. Glass eye

    Glass eye Active Member

    I rarely get to mount my own birds...or mammals.
  4. Nancy C

    Nancy C Well-Known Member

    I don't have very much extra space so my personal collection of mounted specimens is very limited:

    1 Adelie penguin
    1 great argus pheasant
    1 Peruvian meadowlark
    1 Cherry headed conure
    2 Diamond doves
    1 English Trumpeter pigeon
    1 Steller's eider
    2 Harlequin ducks
    1 cutaway wigeon mount
    1 European wigeon (An abandoned mount, so I'm keeping it!)

    1 summer weasel
    1 blacktail shoulder mount

    I also have a lot of random things in the freezer.
  5. babak

    babak Active Member

    without photo it won't be attractive!i try to keep all of my first works in my room!yeah,they are just few very poorly mounted and normal species!!
  6. GH

    GH New Member

    snow goose
    greater canada
    Common Goldeneye x 2
    Harliquin x 3
    Barrows Goldeneye
    Atlantic Brant
    Pintail x 2
    Woodduck x 2
    Tree duck
    ringneck duck
    Cinn. Teal
    Whitetail Shoulder x 11
    Lifesize black bear
    caribou shoulder x 2
    pronghorn x 2

    then my son's collection of near numbers...the house is full
    lifesize otter
  7. ClockworkBadger

    ClockworkBadger The Aspiring Taxidermist

    I don't have that much, either. Most of what my father and I mounted were sold for extra funds. XD

    I've got,

    -x1 Australian rock wallaby
    -x1 raccoon kit
    -x2 bobcat kittens
    -x1 chipmunk
    -x3 red foxes (one a pink cross, one a normal red, and one a platinum)
    -x1 brown skunk
    -x3 whitetail head mounts
    -x1 black bear rug

    And that's it. Not a very impressive collection, Lol.
  8. Jorlan

    Jorlan New Member

    Nancy, I've never heard of most of your mounts.. ???
    Very cool. What is a cutaway mount or cutaway wigeon?
    Nice collection GH! I can't wait to see what some of the others have stashed away...

    I'm a beginner/hobby guy. So my collection has just began. Nothing special. In order first mount to latest mount:
    C Goldeneye
    Mallard (banded)
    Pintail X2
    Hooded Merg
    White Fronted (banded)
    BP Snow
    Turkey (fan) x2
    WT Shoulder X2
    WT Euro/Skull X4

    For this summer: Cackler, Ross's, Goldeneye, Hooded, GW, Wigeon x2, Mallard (double banded), Pheasant, Bobcat x5 (hesitant to try a cat)

    I am working on mounting every species of waterfowl that is commonly found in the central flyway. I have shot at least one of each, but the plumage is sometimes lacking. To complete the collection I still need Canvasback, Redhead, Shoveler, BW Teal, Wood Duck, Scaup and Ringneck. . and possibly some other less known species.

    Cool thread byrdman
  9. Lizardfeathers

    Lizardfeathers Thank you for teaching me through your works...

    I've been doing taxidermy for a couple years, but only a few months of doing it more aggressively. It all started with me accenently running over a field mouse with the lawnmower ;D. I didn't want it to go to waste, so I mounted it but it looks like someone cut the thumb of a glove off and stuck some eyes and legs on it. Here's what I have currently.

    Golden pheasant rooster
    Ring-neck pheasant hen
    Juvinile grackle (found dead in yard)
    Greater Canadian goose
    1968 yearling (or doe I'm not sure) deer shoulder mount
    Adult mink
    Two domestic rats
    Three mice
    Domestic rabbit
    Two wild shrews (also found dead)
    My current projects include two white winter weasels and a green mutant color morph mallard drake 8). Nothing two crazy, but I'm new to this. :D My dream mounts would have to be a peacock, a penguin, and an owl of some kind.
  10. 1 peacock
    1 duckling
    1 gosling
    1 Canadian goose
    2 California Quail
    those are in my house.
    These are in my studio:
    1 turkey chick
    I Ostrich chick
    1 pair of black masked Bobwhite
    3 California Quail
    1 Mexican speckled quail
    1 Tennessee Red Quail
    1 Mountain Quail
    1 Bobwhite Quail
    1 Montezuma Quail
    1 scaled quail
    1 Hungarian Partridge
    1 imm. Impeyan
    2 Ptarmigan
    1 Snipe
    1 European Shellduck
    1 Red Crested Pochard
    1 Stellar's Eider
    1 Hooded Merganser
    1 Common Merganser
    2 Bufflehead
    1 Gadwall
    2 Wigeon
    1 Ring Neck duck
    2 Harlequin
    3 GW teal
    1 bw teal
    1 Goldeneye
    2 Pintail
    3 Wood ducks
    2 Mallard
    2 Redheads
    1 tree duck
    1 Mottled duck
    1 Cackler
    1 Speckle Belly
    1 blue Snow goose
    2 Polish Chicken
    1 Frizzle chicken
    1 Ringneck pheasant
    1 Reeves pheasant
    1 turkey tail
    1 ruffed grouse
    1 scorpion
    1 turtle

    wow that's a lot and I wish I had more room for more!I think I'll print this out for insurance purposes! :)
  11. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

    stuffer..glad to see you have a lot...was begining to think I was the only "mount hoarder"
  12. Jorlan

    Jorlan New Member

    Amazing collection birdstuffer. Let's hear it byrdman!
  13. brazosboyt

    brazosboyt Member

    Just over 100 myself. Being a collector and doing your own work is a bad equation. All the North American stuff plus few vagrants, hybrids, gallinules, etc. Harlis are my weakness. Have 13 and this yrs 4 in the freezer. Finishing our new home with my trophy room.
  14. Shawn73

    Shawn73 Active Member

    Most of mine are in the freezer ;)
  15. JerseyJays

    JerseyJays Well-Known Member

    Ive been doing taxidermy since 2006, in my showroom i have:

    1 lifesize 8ptr
    1 lifesize piebald fawn
    11 deer shoulder mounts with various panels/habitat
    4 (soon to be 5) deer on pedestals including a double
    1 bugling elk pedestal
    2 pheasants
    1 turkey
    1 fox squirrel
    1 aoudad 1/2 ls
    5 trout on a pedestal repro
    46" stripped bass repro
    6 other fish skin mounts
    2 other repro fish mounts
    5 tube tanned furs to be mounted
    3 wt skulls cleaned (2 camo dipped)
    1 lynx skull cleaned on wall pedestal
    1 bear skull cleaned on table pedestal
    2 fox skulls camo dipped
    1 black hawiian ram wal ped
    1 strutting turkey
    1 mandarine
    2 mallards
    1 fallow deer shoulder mt
    1 fox lifesize
    1 fox 1/2ls
    1 coyote pedestal

    stuff i put in stores for advertisement that are part of my own collection:

    1 bear - lifesize on wall
    5 fish
    1 corsican ram wal ped
    1 wt deer shoulder
    1 pronghorn altelope shoulder
    1 flying hen pheasant
    1 coyote rug OM
    1 flying hen mallard

    I think thats it...

    oh and a mink and a squirrel that i gave away..lol




  16. Glass eye

    Glass eye Active Member

    Yep, same here.
    I think the only reason I mounted my tule elk as soon as I did ( over a year ) was because I had CUSTOMERS bugging me to mount MY elk.

    ::) ;D
  17. Capercaillie

    Capercaillie New Member

    Nancy please post a picture of your Argus Pheasant?
  18. Nancy C

    Nancy C Well-Known Member

    Capercaillie, I can take a picture of it "as is", but it isn't completely mounted yet. (It's been stuck in this halfway-done condition for years)
    I'm still waiting to get a new head for it. (News: I found one! 'Just don't have it in my possession yet.)
    I purchased the bird already mounted, a terrible job, so the first thing I did was toss the whole thing into the bathtub and soak the skin off the form. I found out very quickly that the wings and tail were going to get demolished in my freezer so I took those parts out and mounted them separately. The rest of it's still frozen.
    Specimen-wise, it's about as good as they get. He was 7 years old and died of cancer. I also have a very good female in the freezer to go with him.

    My birds are always the last ones to get mounted ...
  19. falco

    falco Trapping is fun

    ZERO for me,, believe it or not.
  20. Ranger8292

    Ranger8292 New Member

    1 Banded BWT
    1 GWT
    2 - Pintails
    1 - Mottled Buck
    1 - Bufflehead
    1 - Old Squaw
    1 - Pr. Hooded Mergansers
    1 = Mexican Squealer
    1 - Speckled Belly
    1 - Eagle Head
    1- Greater Snow
    1 - Ross
    1 - Brandt
    1 - Sand Hill Crane

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