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Taxidermy Gamecock Rooster- "Phantom"

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Meet “Phantom” a gorgeous junglefowl/ gamecock rooster. He stands 19" at the height of his comb and is 22" tip to tail. The variety of colors on this bird are amazing. He is from a breed used in cockfighting but he was never actually allowed to fight. He was quite a pleasant fellow who got along well with his brothers ;-)

Please note that I will NOT be shipping this chicken attached to a base. You will need to choose a fairly heavy-weight object that is complementary to your decor for him to stand on. Driftwood, an apple box, or manufactured rocks are popular for their simplicity, but the options are really endless (check out http://www.damoursnature.com/gamebirds_oiseaux.html to see the difference a habitat makes). Once you've chosen what he will stand on, simply measure the distance between the leg wires, drill two holes, put a few drops of glue, and set the bird in to complete the arrangement. Foot positions are NOT adjustable. Contact me if you have any questions!
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Most people have only a vague idea of how taxidermy is actually done, and hence, are not able to judge the quality of a given piece. It has been said, "Taxidermy, like any other craft, can be done 3 ways: cheap, fast, and good. Pick any two." In bird taxidermy, the most important features are a life-like stance, proportions, and the quality of ingredients. If it's wearing chicken feathers but standing like a duck, odds are that the taxidermist was going the fast and cheap route. Knowing this should give you pause, since badly-done taxidermy tends to become the food of moths and beetles within a few years. In the case of this chicken, note that the head is not shriveled and discolored, as is typical with badly-preserved specimens. Instead, the face and beak detail is captured with precision using a competition-quality molded head that will not rot, shrink, or fade. (Yes, there are taxidermy competitions, and yes, chickens have won them!)

I stand behind my All-American workmanship. The skin has been professionally cleaned and treated with the same care a wildlife artist would give to a museum specimen. Displayed properly, it is NOT going to fall apart, loose feathers, fade, or have bugs within five years. Proper care for a taxidermy mount includes protection from excess humidity, oils (cooking & hand), and sunlight, similar to what would be required for a fine painting. Clean with a feather duster or compressed air.
For more wildlife art, see www.taxidermy.net

Taxidermy Gamecock Rooster- "Phantom"

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: styrofoam, preservative, cotton, clay, macrame cord, superglue, oil paints, wire, polymer, acrylic eyes, and a chicken
  • Only ships to United States from California, United States.
  • Feedback: 17 reviews
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