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Case Skinning Tutorial (pic Heavy)

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Dark Man, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. Dark Man

    Dark Man Well-Known Member

    First I wet down and separate an area in between the legs with water l.Some go all the way to the leg and around,I stop my incision just into the drum stick.Make sure the incision is wide enough or you will fight like hell to get the skin over the body,or even rip the skin trying to pull it over! 1C048D8F-7805-4AB1-AD26-9A750B1DDBA9.jpeg Work around as much area as you can from this point,you should be able to skin down just past the pelvic bones and up the chest a bit,this will expose the legs better for you. 524DBA1B-45BE-49D8-AC1B-89FDE7D66D10.jpeg Next,sever the leg at the joint and remove the tendons and meat. 45FAADCF-D06D-487F-A487-FAD5F096C6EC.jpeg 7CE8E8DA-03AE-4161-BDF7-AC5C309A2316.jpeg Reinvert the leg and wet the area where you will separate the feet at the feather line,makes it a little easier to see.(if you take the feet off) 498EF118-39A0-4068-890A-12835633DF4D.jpeg To skin down to the tail quills I use slight pressure with my thumb to hold the skin down,Cit the quills and continue slimming down the back. AAC39664-5F5E-43CD-9EED-A9775BFE324A.jpeg 761B6338-F189-45E9-9F08-AF6AB31A34E4.jpeg EC783B10-5129-4F2B-A247-0AE933B390FB.jpeg Continue skinning to the wing joint,once you get there use your thumb and forefinger to pinch where the bone attatches to the shoulder.Pick up slightly to put a little tension on the areaand cut the joint free,with that little bit of pressure it will pop right out 72B7CC0F-2A8C-46FD-8D40-02741303A348.jpeg 80108DF1-5D8F-4E12-8585-F41B4064C9EB.jpeg
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  2. Dark Man

    Dark Man Well-Known Member

    Once you get the first wing released it opens up nicely,I lay the bird flat and do the other wing. 36A4E8D7-7B20-45E3-9F79-EC4F0A2BE377.jpeg 584F0AA3-AA04-47EB-B8BC-F84021D7210F.jpeg My fingers haven’t moved,this is where I pinch it off to make my cut. 642D1403-5D3A-4E8C-8C04-B334CA3097CC.jpeg 2DFD0F26-2954-4F01-BCDE-3046E4AD2834.jpeg After that it’s just getting the neck out,inverting the wings,and removing the oil glands.Once I start mounting I’ll post how I put them together.Hope this helps some of you,

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  3. Great Post Definitely different
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  4. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing!
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  5. Trapper2016

    Trapper2016 Thanks for this awesome forum!

    Thanks for posting this dark man. It really helps and i look forward to any follow up mounting pictures. A question for you if you don't mind. I have mounted one duck in this manner and when i had the bird put together, it had that distinctive "line" running vertically down the sternum that can be seen in your picture of the skinned bird with the feathers side out.

    I was never able to get that "line" to go away with grooming. Do you have any suggestions on how to get that "line" in the feathers to go away? Thanks again for posting this.
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  6. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    Thanks for the post. I have been thinking of trying this. It helps to see photos of how it is done. Looking forward to the reassembly photos.
  7. Dark Man

    Dark Man Well-Known Member

    Back brush the feathers while drying and during grooming,should take care of it for you
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  8. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

    and make sure the down and feathers are dry
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  9. GotHonks

    GotHonks Well-Known Member

    That's pretty slick , thanks for the post and pics ... basicly it looks like after the first insicision ,you just skin it like any other .. Might give it a shot , don't know that I would use it much Unless it's faster.. but it's nice to know another way of skinning ..
    Your awesome thanks again