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Sandhill Crane neck wire size?

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by dmac1175, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. dmac1175

    dmac1175 Active Member

    What guage wire is sufficient to hold up the ridiculous long neck on these things?
  2. Texasbanditto

    Texasbanditto New Member

    I used a 12 gauge and it didn't work. When I do it again, I am using a 10 or larger.

  3. dmac1175

    dmac1175 Active Member

    Thank you, that's what I was thinking.
  4. Nancy C

    Nancy C Well-Known Member

    I use 9ga in the main part of the neck and 12ga in the windpipe. That combination will hold it pretty well. Pose the neck and lightly tie or glue the 2 parts together before you add the skin, because it will be very hard to raise or lower it. You will still be able to turn the head, though.