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Bird Anatomy

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Branden, Dec 18, 2020.

  1. Branden

    Branden Member

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    Looking for a book or something that help with anatomy.. or more so head neck junction an wiring wings
     
  2. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Prairie Wings

    Also study your carcasses. If you really want to get it, pluck a bird. You can freeze it and thaw it several times before it'll get stinky.

    Neck bends can also be conquered by using the real neck. Wire wheel it, pickle for a couple days, run annealed wire down the spinal hole, wrap with cotton
     
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  3. socalmountainman

    socalmountainman Northwestern School of Taxidermy - Class of '73

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  4. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    You can learn a lot by just going onto Carl's facebook.
     
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  5. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    or pluck a live bird
     
  6. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    That’ll really piss off the bird. If you’re to pluck a live bird id go with a Canadian Honker
     
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  7. bucksnort10

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    LOL awesome response!
     
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  8. killitandfillit

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    I find this response very interesting. Mainly the second part of wire wheel on the neck and pickle it. It brings a few questions for me
    In this process I assume you remove all of the meat and bring it to nothing but bone?

    would you use pickle like in a hide tanning process.
    I’ve thought about this process and would be Intrigued in trying on a few Sandhill cranes if you would care to elaborate on it a bit. I’m sure it’s not that complex but would definitely like to fully understand the process and how you wold go about doing this. Thanks.
     
  9. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Just hit it on the wire wheel, pickle for a couple days and wrap with cotton. Run an annealed wire down the spine hole. It will ensure you don't make incorrect bends.
     
  10. RichMO

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    Ok...So I sent the money thru Paypal on December 29 to Carl and as to date have not received anything...??? I know it's from across the pond but this is a little strange...
     
  11. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    no such bird.... ha
     
  12. socalmountainman

    socalmountainman Northwestern School of Taxidermy - Class of '73

    Rich, I sent you a PM explaining it. Check your ALERTS at the top right corner. Joe
     
  13. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    Oh, then pluck a Branta canadensis
     
  14. Jimmy Rimrock

    Jimmy Rimrock Yeah, they come to snuff the rooster

    Most all above are good.

    I would suggest having a rotisserie chicken for lunch. It will absolutely put you in the know on how a wing is attached, in addition to being DELICIOUS
     
  15. RichMO

    RichMO Well-Known Member

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    Got the flash drive from Carl today..... wow takes a long time from across the pond. Almost 1 month but anyway its here.