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Need help!!

Postby MNkid7 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:00 pm

To make a long story short is it possible to have a taxidermist mount a breasted out bird? I shot a swan and breasted it out to clean thinking I wouldn't be able to get it mounted but that change. I didn't pluck any feathers just opens up the skin and separated the skin for the meat from the top of the cheat to where the breast end. Thanks in advance!
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Re: Need help!!

Postby Page » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:12 am

Yes. You could still have it mounted. If you made a nice clean incision, you should be fine. Your taxi should be able to determine if you damaged it or not.
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Re: Need help!!

Postby MNkid7 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:22 am

Thanks for the responses!
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Re: Need help!!

Postby AAR » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:36 pm

Just depends how clean the incision was. I have had to mount a few that were cleaned before and they weren't sure if they would mount it at the time. Problem is when people generally clean birds they cut a little and rip away the skin from the breast. So you end up with many large tears along what should be a straight line. This leads to a lot of issues with ripping further and difficulty fleshing and tumbling prior to mounting. You may have very well sliced him open like a surgeon, from my experience the amount of extra sewing was substantial. Either way though, only way to know is get the taxidermist to see it first hand and make a call. Worse case is you avoid a belly showing pose.

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