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Sandhill Crane Rug

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by DogSoldierChick, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. So Tennessee legalized sandhill crane hunting this year and I got 2 in. One is for lifesize and the other guy said he just wanted to show off the pretty colors on the Juvenile he got. I admit its color was prettier. His exact words were something like a turkey rug or whatever you can come up with to show off the feathers. So I searched online and here. I found a few mounted but nothing like what we discussed. So today I got it out and this is what I come up with. Ill take better pics when its dry and on its plaque. Trying to decide on the shape for it was kinda tough. Long neck, short tail, really long wings.... Anyway... Thoughts on the shape? Rugs can't be anatomically correct so I thought this was more of an artistic way than laying it flat like road kill. Lol.
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  2. That is really nice... I like it. Do you intend to add the head?
     

  3. He didn't want the head or feet on it. Just the feathers. I do think it would look nice with the head as well.
     
  4. Lizardfeathers

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

    I like it a lot! The shape reminds me of an old African tribal mask...
     
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    * Liberalism IS A MENTAL ILLNESS !

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    Classy....Better than any turkey I've ever seen done... I like it!
    One suggestion cut back the neck so it doesn't extend past tips of the primaries.....and round it off and sew it shut.
     
  6. Adam Edwards

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    Very Interesting, i like it good job
     
  7. giveem3 steve

    giveem3 steve Member

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    That's awesome. Very cool idea.
     
  8. JBird

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    you my dear - are a ROCK STAR
     
  9. Thanks for the idea on rounding off the neck. I was kinda at a loss as what to do at the head. Thank you all for the compliments!
     
  10. rai_red

    rai_red Active Member

    that looks pretty nice, good idea,
    Rainer
     
  11. I like it!!!! :)
     
  12. Very pretty!
     
  13. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    it does look beautiful....I agree with dennis on making the neck shorter
     
  14. I think you did a great job!! Looks awesome
     
  15. RichMO

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    That is a great idea.... would make a great wall hanging in any den.
     
  16. Looks Great... Good Job ...
     
  17. finazducks

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

    I love it
     
  18. Glass eye

    Glass eye Active Member

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    I read your post before scrolling down and looking at the pic. I thought it was a terrible idea until I saw your pic. Beautiful !
     
  19. Allie

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    That is awesome. Even my mom would like it.