Study skins are mounts that are not mounted in an anatomically correct , lifelike
position but simply flat. More a stuffed skin, mostly filled with cotton or paper.
They are made for scientific purposes and some of them are quite old.
Sometimes it is possible re hydrate these skins and mount them again in a natural
position. this is a very difficult procedure which takes quite some time but good results
can be accomplished.
We are proud to say that we have managed to succeed remounting some very interesting
birds for example a kiwi dating back to 1823!
Below some pictures of our work.
This picture shows 4 study skins in the
condition they were brought in.
A bowerbird. This is the result of the
second study skin of the right you can
see in the picture above.
The first bird in the picture
on the left.
Restored in full glory
2 Frankolins. Above a picture prior to the
mounting proces. On the left the finished result.
3 Kiwi’s who were brought to us as study
skins. Mounted in 3 different positions!
Now you can enjoy these lifelike birds
instead of looking at flat skins.