OK, anyone that does cranes on a regular basis or have successfully done some in the past. Do you use an artificial head or the real head? At a glance I didn't see d defined feather/skin junction to cut for an artificial. I use artificial on most birds but on occasion have used the real ones but I often treat it the same way when skinning. If you use the real one, is an incision needed to turn the neck skin over the head? Skinning it is this afternoon's job so hopefully I can get some input yet this AM.