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Jake neck length

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Tanglewood Taxidermy, May 27, 2016.

  1. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I went to the archives and I typed in jake neck length and got sorry were you looking for jakie neck length? I proceeded to type every way I could think of to get the neck length of a Rio jake with no results! ARRRRRG!

    I killed a jake and wasn't going to do anything with it. I changed my mind, however, I have the skin, but I didn't keep the head or neck and I didn't measure it, thinking I wasn't going to use it.

    I'm thinking it would be about 11" to 12". Is that about right?
  2. 689

    689 Well-Known Member

    I had 2
    1 was a 23 w/ 11neck(allot of fat) and a 24/ 12.5neck
    I better add that i honestly dont know the diffetence between jakes and toms..:/...lol unless its only size..sorry.1 is posted in workbench.

  3. Jim McNamara

    Jim McNamara Well-Known Member

    Those are real monster Jakes. Jakes have short beards and when the tail is fanned the middle feathers are longer then the rest . Spurs are real short too. Most I do are in the 15-18 lb. range.
  4. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    The Rios I kill that are three or older run 18 to 20 pounds. My largest was 20. It had a 9 3/4" beard, an 8" beard and only one 1 1/2" spur. This jake weighed about 10 pounds, had a 3" beard and 3/8 spurs.
  5. 689

    689 Well-Known Member

    Oh..dang..then im no help..
  6. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I took my grandson out turkey hunting this morning and he smoked a jake. 15 pounds 4" beard, tiny spurs and a 13" neck from the first movable vertebra to the atlas at the skull. So, I guess 13" is the number. This was a bigger jake so for mine I'll go a little smaller and shorter.
  7. capnmike

    capnmike New Member

    Toms will be around 12" and jakes will be 10.5-11"
  8. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I went ahead and made it 11.5 and it was perfect.