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mounting a Guinea Hen..

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by allison1952, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. allison1952

    allison1952 Member

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    Can anyone give me some insight on mounting a Guinea Hen, basically what is protocol for the head?? is it like a turkey, remove and freeze dry or??? lookin for the most economical but acceptable approach... Appreciate any and all insight, thanks again
     
  2. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I have pondered this somewhat and reached the conclusion that I would use a cast head. It's quick and easy and when I'm trying something new, I don't want un necessary difficulty.
    For me, experimentation on those heads would take place on subsequent mounts.
     

  3. nate

    nate Active Member

    I would freeze dry it, same as a turkey
     
  4. dbronco

    dbronco Member

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    I would definitely recommend freeze drying like a turkey. It will keep the feathers/hairs on the head intact and make it look far more realistic.
     
  5. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    allison1952, the reason I suggested the cast head is because you asked for most economical. I assume that a guinea hen head would cost similar to a turkey head.

    An artificial turkey head costs me around $50 including shipping. To have it freeze dried, it's about $75 shipping to the company so that it is received still frozen, then the $55 freeze dry service and the $10 return shipping and I have up to $130 into it.

    Therefore, an artificial head is the most economical and acceptable approach. When it comes to turkeys, I prefer the freeze dry route even though it costs more.
     
  6. allison1952

    allison1952 Member

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    Thank you very much for all the advice everyone, what is the best source for a painted complete replacement head for a guinea hen. Appreciate all the advice.
     
  7. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    There probably isn't one, however, I would contact Tony Finnazo on here for artificial heads and I know he used to paint the bills on ducks so, he might be able to paint it as well.
     
  8. finazducks

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

    Ours is $17.95 with eyes
     
  9. allison1952

    allison1952 Member

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    thanks for all the advice everyone