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Pintail Necks

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by allison1952, Jan 13, 2021 at 11:44 AM.

  1. allison1952

    allison1952 Member

    what is a good average neck length for a flying drake pintail mount.. appreciate all
  2. The same length as the neck you remove. Just taxi the skin forward.
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  3. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

    taxi with the meter running ... taxi.... thats funny
  4. Not sure what you call it byrdman, but i taxi (move) the skins forward and pin them in place.
    Taxi = moving something from one place to another.
    Dermis = skin
    "Taxidermy" - moving skin.
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  5. Jim McNamara

    Jim McNamara Well-Known Member

    7 1/2 to 8 inches. If unsure just cut long and one mounted and ready to attach head test fit and see what looks right. Don't over stretch .
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  6. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

    ^^This ^^
    I hardly ever measure my necks anymore. I attach my wire and necking to the body first and when mounting insert that combo into the skin. I just leave the necking a little long and right before attaching the head I check the neck skin length and cut the excess off the necking and then install the head
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  7. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

    Oh it would be same for a flying as it would be for a standing or sitting pintail
  8. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

    “taxidermy” was a term used by museum curators when classifying and catagorizing study skins into subspecie groups... to arrange skins is correct but they refer to allready stuffed skins....by moving skin around on a form is not what “taxi” refers to....must be millenial slang huh