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A turkey we all wish we could mount!

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by AFTHUNT, May 11, 2016.

  1. AFTHUNT

    AFTHUNT Well-Known Member

    This bird was shot in webster Wi. wow what a cool bird. No it is not at my shop :'( . sorry for the poor picture i got it out of the outdoor news paper.
     

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  2. bucksnort10

    bucksnort10 Well-Known Member

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    very pretty, thanks for sharing
     

  3. Sonnyknight

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    I wish that was in my shop lol !!!

    Sonny
     
  4. AFTHUNT

    AFTHUNT Well-Known Member

    That would be a show stopping strutting mount.
     
  5. Nancy C

    Nancy C Well-Known Member

    It's definitely not easy to get a Bourbon Red turkey in good plumage like that, but it's possible. They really are one of the prettiest domestic breeds.
     
  6. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    hope they are getting it mounted
     
  7. oldboar

    oldboar Taxidermy...do the impossible:)

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    There are natural color variations like this in Northwest Wisconsin. I personally mounted two of them...and hunted the birds that were killed by the luck hunters.

    Gorgeous! I had a cherry colored hen coming through the timber calling to me...gobbler 50 yards behind her. I was so fixated on him, that until she jumped up on log 10 yards away from me, that I didn't notice she had about a 10 inch beard. Talk about regrets...cherry, and bearded. Couldn't get the gun on her:(

    Here's a pic of the mount I did, back 13 years ago. Not great...but all I knew at the time.
     

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  8. AFTHUNT

    AFTHUNT Well-Known Member

    The Wisconsin DNR says that the coloration is caused by "erythrism" which Is a genetic mutation causes an absence of normal color pigments or excessive production of other color pigments. Yes it is getting full mount.
     
  9. wa

    wa Thanks John...this depicts me better

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    Caused by leaving the barn door open. JK