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Anybody on here have birds with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton?

Postby Knighttime25 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:53 pm

Just curious if any of you guys on here have any birds currently with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton. I have had 2 drake wood ducks down there now for 27 months and counting now and every time I call her she just says "im getting closer to where you are on the list". I know she has not been taking any birds now for almost 2 years because she wants to retire but seriously, should it take this long to get them back??
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Re: Anybody on here have birds with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton?

Postby Tealer » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:32 pm

Thats sounds like bad news.
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Re: Anybody on here have birds with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton?

Postby cargodoyle » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:58 pm

My harlequin was done by her. It took two years to get it back. It was worth the wait after the fact, but I called her several times asking what the deal was, and she would say things like, "well, do you want me to do it right" and things like that. Arguably the best bird taxidermist, but you have to be patient. I'll be looking elsewhere for someone to do my paradise ducks from NZ...
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Re: Anybody on here have birds with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton?

Postby Knighttime25 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:08 pm

Thanks for the reply cargodoyle, I thought I remembered you waiting awhile for your Harly. I definitely agree she is one of the best bird taxidermists but it's still hard to wait without a timeline. I have a buddy that has 4 birds with her now and he has been waiting for over 3 years :no:
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Re: Anybody on here have birds with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton?

Postby cargodoyle » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:18 pm

Yeah man, no problem. I hope you and your buds get your birds back ASAP. Her having them this long is completely un-sat!!
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Re: Anybody on here have birds with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton?

Postby viking fan » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:25 am

unless they were skinned etc right away there could be freezer burn on feet and bill. at least thats what i was told by a taxidermist. Got my Spoonie drake back today-took 3 weeks and it looks good.
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Re: Anybody on here have birds with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton?

Postby Tool-Man » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:15 am

viking fan wrote:unless they were skinned etc right away there could be freezer burn on feet and bill. at least thats what i was told by a taxidermist. Got my Spoonie drake back today-took 3 weeks and it looks good.



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Re: Anybody on here have birds with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton?

Postby Tealer » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:37 am

viking fan wrote:unless they were skinned etc right away there could be freezer burn on feet and bill. at least thats what i was told by a taxidermist. Got my Spoonie drake back today-took 3 weeks and it looks good.


3 weeks? We NEED pics!
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Re: Anybody on here have birds with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton?

Postby Knighttime25 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:01 am

I saw a gadwall drake that nancy did that a guy had in the freezer for over five years and when she was done it was still top notch in my book, couldn't tell at all. She said they just become harder to skin because it almost becomes freeze dried. Pics of the shoveler???
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Re: Anybody on here have birds with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton?

Postby Blacktail135 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:16 pm

I've got 4 with her right now but, I'm not concerned. She did 5 others for me and I'm very pleased. My daddy alway's said "Do it right the first time and you won't have to do it again!". How true.
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Re: Anybody on here have birds with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton?

Postby washingtonmuley » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:04 pm

2-3 yrs is waaaay too long for a duck!! I know of other taxis that do probably better work and are at 1 year or less.
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Postby washingtonmuley » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:06 pm

One more.
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Re: Anybody on here have birds with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton?

Postby Tealer » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:34 pm

washingtonmuley wrote:2-3 yrs is waaaay too long for a duck!! I know of other taxis that do probably better work and are at 1 year or less.


Kinda my thoughts too.
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Re: Anybody on here have birds with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton?

Postby Meatss » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:03 am

washingtonmuley wrote:I know of other taxis that do probably better work and are at 1 year or less.



I bet you dont.
If they were as good as Nancy they would be as busy as she is.
She is slow but she is not going to be beat by many.
If you know of a better Taxi please post them up ................I have some birds in the freezer I will send their way.
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Re: Anybody on here have birds with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton?

Postby washingtonmuley » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:52 am

Meatss,
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Re: Anybody on here have birds with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton?

Postby cargodoyle » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:37 am

washingtonmuley wrote:Meatss,
pm sent

Ah, come on! Don't take this to the PMs so fast....I wanted to hear this!!
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Re: Anybody on here have birds with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton?

Postby Tealer » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:47 am

Meatss wrote:
washingtonmuley wrote:I know of other taxis that do probably better work and are at 1 year or less.



I bet you dont.
If they were as good as Nancy they would be as busy as she is.
She is slow but she is not going to be beat by many.
If you know of a better Taxi please post them up ................I have some birds in the freezer I will send their way.


I obviously don't know every taxidermist, that said I have never heard of more then a 16 month wait.

Anybody got any pictures of Nancy's work?
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Re: Anybody on here have birds with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton?

Postby Knighttime25 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:16 pm

Tealer, here is a link to her photobucket gallery. http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y249/G ... 20Gallery/
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Re: Anybody on here have birds with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton?

Postby Shade » Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:43 pm

Knighttime25 wrote:Tealer, here is a link to her photobucket gallery. http://s6.photobucket.com/albums/y249/G ... 20Gallery/



Those habitats are pretty stinking good, but I didn't see anything special in the actual taxidermy. But then again, pictures never really do mounts any justice. It's easy to tell a crappy mount from a good one, but that's about it. Any longer than 1 yr is just too long to me. I know taxidermists that get the job done extremely well in 3-6 months and have a hard time believing that it could be done SO much better to warrant an additional year and a half.
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Re: Anybody on here have birds with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton?

Postby Professor Chaos » Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:38 pm

she is very upfront about her wait times and those that know her and the quality of work she produces, have no problem waiting.
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Re: Anybody on here have birds with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton?

Postby Meatss » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:53 pm

Professor Chaos wrote:she is very upfront about her wait times and those that know her and the quality of work she produces, have no problem waiting.


Exactly.
She makes a bird look "lifelike" while most others make them look like a nice "mounted" bird.
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Re: Anybody on here have birds with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton?

Postby Lost Fish » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:48 am

Got my first Snow Goose this year and was saving it in the freezer for a rainy day... Not sure if I prepared it correctly or not. :rolleyes:

Does anyone know a good taxiderist that might be able to do something with this one...

Want a good "nature" setting for it!!! :lol3:
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Re: Anybody on here have birds with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton?

Postby viking fan » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:09 pm

tool-man heres the pics of my shoveler. sides totally mature,chest wierd but nice, having a bad hair day however. head was not so green,but its unique.
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Re: Anybody on here have birds with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton?

Postby getemducks » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:25 pm

viking fan wrote:tool-man heres the pics of my shoveler. sides totally mature,chest wierd but nice, having a bad hair day however. head was not so green,but its unique.
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I think I would have waited a little longer than 3 weeks to get a mount back that didn't look like it went through the ringer. :huh:

Here's a pic of a drake shoveler and yours just don't seem to look the same.
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Re: Anybody on here have birds with Nancy Mulligan in Shelton?

Postby terrellwa » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:35 pm

Lost Fish wrote:Got my first Snow Goose this year and was saving it in the freezer for a rainy day... Not sure if I prepared it correctly or not. :rolleyes:

Does anyone know a good taxiderist that might be able to do something with this one...

Want a good "nature" setting for it!!! :lol3:


That would make a great dead mount, or pepperoni sticks one of the two. :thumbsup:
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