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Thread: WTB: Peacock or pheasant

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    WTB: Peacock or pheasant

    Can anyone please point me in the direction of where I can get my hands on a taxidermy peacock? We had some on our last farm but unfortunately missed the boat to get one and I have wanted one for a ďdecorativeĒ piece for a while now. Have only found fake ones, half ones mounted to a back board. Looking for one in the style of long tail feathers as opposed to fanned out.
    Also keen on a pheasant if I canít get hold of a peacock. Iím in the process of redecorating and donít have patience or time to get my own done.
    If anyone can point me in the right direction for any hunting/ game style decor please do! Thereís only so many skulls and jaws a house can take.

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    Just to add, don’t have a kidney to offer In exchange but can pay a reasonable amount. Am
    Located in south Waikato and happy to go through trade me to make things more secure or buy direct.

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    pretty sure one of the antique/collectable shops in paeroa has a pheasant will have a look next time i get dragged there

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotty View Post
    pretty sure one of the antique/collectable shops in paeroa has a pheasant will have a look next time i get dragged there
    I didn’t even think about second hand shops! I may be able to get over if there’s one around.

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    How about a picture of a live one on the wall Chelsea
    We had them all over the property and I took thousands of pictures over the years – I only ever shot one when I was a lad
    Roosters, hens, groups, mates or scrappers – whatever you want – I can send you files
    This one is a pretty rooster
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    dannyb, Chelsea and XR500 like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimms2 View Post
    I could probably skittle you a peacock... you'd have to do the stuffing yourself, but.
    My daughter has one getting mounted by Grant Gavin at Titoki at the moment. Give him a call if you decide to get one done. There aren't many taxidermists keen on doing them.
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    Overkill is still dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimms2 View Post
    What Grant does with dead peacocks in his own time is none of my business!

    @Chelsea
    Wants I should roll this up and send it to you?
    Green blur is length of rifle.
    Nice looking bird! If you got one done I’d happily purchase one from you. I called a couple taxidermist up Waikato and either got no answer or got a no to doing a bird or having any available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by time out View Post
    How about a picture of a live one on the wall Chelsea
    We had them all over the property and I took thousands of pictures over the years – I only ever shot one when I was a lad
    Roosters, hens, groups, mates or scrappers – whatever you want – I can send you files
    This one is a pretty rooster
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    Wow this would look nice on a piece of canvas! Good photo skills! Always keen on good artwork

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    There is a bit of homework required with getting a Peacock mounted. They need to be shot at a particular time of year or the feathers will fall out. So be wary if you are buying a mounted bird.
    Overkill is still dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    There is a bit of homework required with getting a Peacock mounted. They need to be shot at a particular time of year or the feathers will fall out. So be wary if you are buying a mounted bird.
    This is starting to sound out of reach haha, maybe that’s why some people are not so keen on doing one. I did find a fairly average one online for $2000 starting to think I’ll have to sell a kidney to get one.

 

 

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