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Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by ed150, May 7, 2008.

  1. ed150

    ed150 deer city time

    bird taxidermy [turkeys] is new to me,would love to see a bunch of turkey mounts on one thread,would u folks post some pics for us all to see,i do see some on bird of the week ,but want to see a bunch of them
     
  2. I,ll start it off
     

  3. J. Sonner

    J. Sonner New Member

    here's a couple
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  4. BDrake

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    Nice Work!
    Here are a few I may have posted before?
     
  5. BDrake

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    nother
     
  6. BDrake

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    annother
     
  7. heres another
     
  8. ed150

    ed150 deer city time

    man those mounts are awsome,love the 2 birds in one display
     
  9. bw

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    Not very good pics. Some of what is drying in the shop now.
     
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    another
     
  11. ed150

    ed150 deer city time

    here is the last 2 i did,i have a hard time grooming then,but ii think im getting better,u guys birds are just awsome
     
  12. ed150

    ed150 deer city time

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  13. bw

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    For me, grooming is one of the easiest parts. Their feathers are big and easy to get ahold of with the tweezers. Much easier than a small bird. Just pull them out and stack them in rows. But that's just me.

    Ed, aside from the grooming...I would like to see some arch in that tail. Thats a small tip that can help make a difference.

    And one of the most critical parts is making sure your turkey is clean and rinsed well. I wash mine once inside out, once right side out, and then rinse a minimum of 3 times. If he is clean and rinsed....then 99.9% of those split feathers will zip back together when you blow dry him. And be sure he is completely dry. Those purple wing coverts that are split on your bird will all go back together with nothing more than the air from your blow dryer. Just blow them from the top (quill end) to the bottom.

    Keep after it. There seemed to be a big learning curve for me with turkeys.
     
  14. ed150

    ed150 deer city time

    thanks bw
     
  15. J. Sonner

    J. Sonner New Member

    here's a few more. The pics of the three birds in the woods were taken with some of our wholesale work last spring behind the shop.
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  16. Nice birds, I notice on your tails you have the same two centrer feathers that want to twist tward eachother, i have the same problem, does anybody have a solution?
     
  17. Birds Only

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  18. Bojack

    Bojack "PR" Moro's Nocturnal Timber Ghost

    Whats the story on the last pic of the strutter? He aint got no legs
     
  19. ed150

    ed150 deer city time

    now thats some birds,love them turkeys
     
  20. BDrake

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    Wow, I thought my birds looked nice, Yours all look really Good! Taz, I think you just need to make sure the bondo is getting on and around them. They twist while drying, right?