Can this be fixed?

Discussion in 'Taxidermy Forum' started by rmk800, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. rmk800

    rmk800 Elite Refuge Member

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    Im considering having this spoonbill mounted up. Best one I have shot in years.

    The bird took a pellet across the top of the head just before the feathers reach the bill. can this be fixed?
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  2. DucHunr

    DucHunr Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm sure it can be, but with a certain level of difficulty, as that is where it gets skinned around the bill and glued when being mounted. Not many feathers to hide the imperfection.
     
  3. BLKFTDN

    BLKFTDN Elite Refuge Member

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    Depends... bring it to me for a closer inspection. :tu
     
  4. fowlweatherfowler

    fowlweatherfowler Refuge Member

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    Not a pro but I would try cutting deeper groves in the head and try tucking the skin down in until it hides. But withoUT seeing exactly how it tore it may just need to be adjusted while gluing to the head.
     
  5. squatty420

    squatty420 Elite Refuge Member

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    Sleeper pose will hide that right up just fine :tu
     
  6. JMM

    JMM Elite Refuge Member

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    As long as the skin on both sides is intact it should sew up once degreased. Let a good bird Taxidermist look at it and help you make the decision.
    Love a nice spoonbill!!:tu
     

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