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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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are they still good?

I recently got a pair of quail back from a taxi that had them for 8 yrs. No they were not finshed, they weren't even started, that is why I got them back and my deposit. My question is, do you think they are still in good enough shape to be mounted. I am not sure I even want them anymore but incase I decide to go ahead with the project I want to make sure they are good. I am also looking for ideas of how to mount them if I decide to, any suggestions and where to go would be great.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 05:15 PM
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Re: are they still good?

I highly doubt they are any good. I am not a taxi but anything over 2 years with a bird has got to be bad.

Common sense isn't very common these days!
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Re: are they still good?

you hear this a lot with taxidermists. I wouldn't think they are good yet he wouldn't of had them for two years if they were mine.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-22-2011, 05:26 PM
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Re: are they still good?

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I highly doubt they are any good. I am not a taxi but anything over 2 years with a bird has got to be bad.
Not necessarily. It depends on how they were wrapped before freezing and if they were kept in a frost free freezer or not.
I've mounted birds that were frozen for 10 years or more with no problems. However, that length of time with a fragile bird like a quail will limit your position options. You will probably be limited to a standing mount as the wings will simply not rehydrate enough to pose properly. Your best bet is to take them to a COMPETENT bird taxidermist and ask his/her opinion.

8 years?!?!?! Why did you wait so long to retrieve them? It should have been obvious after two years that your chosen taxidermist did not want to do them.
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