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Currently in Stock :iconspeckled-feather:Speckled-Feather 11 18 New Batch :iconspeckled-feather:Speckled-Feather 8 11 Red Fox Vixen: Soft Mount Taxidermy :iconspeckled-feather:Speckled-Feather 12 12 Cuddlepuss and Vix :iconspeckled-feather:Speckled-Feather 8 4 FOR SALE: Black/silver Dragon Dog Soft Mount :iconspeckled-feather:Speckled-Feather 31 13 FOR SALE: White Dragon Dog Soft Mount :iconspeckled-feather:Speckled-Feather 28 3 For Sale: Dragon Dogs (EU ONLY) :iconspeckled-feather:Speckled-Feather 25 21 Commission Blue-eyed Gray Fox :iconspeckled-feather:Speckled-Feather 11 4 Melanistic Raccoon Soft Mount :iconspeckled-feather:Speckled-Feather 9 4 Photo time! :iconspeckled-feather:Speckled-Feather 1 2 Gray Fox Soft Mount :iconspeckled-feather:Speckled-Feather 15 6 Pumpkin Carving for Halloween :iconspeckled-feather:Speckled-Feather 4 6 Female XL Coyote :iconspeckled-feather:Speckled-Feather 6 9 Arctic and Silver Pelts :iconspeckled-feather:Speckled-Feather 11 7 Open Mouth Red Coyote Plush Taxidermy :iconspeckled-feather:Speckled-Feather 20 10 Fidgy on his walk. :iconspeckled-feather:Speckled-Feather 4 2

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What is your most favourite animal to see soft mounted from the list below? 

44%
31 deviants said Fox
20%
14 deviants said Coyote
10%
7 deviants said Skunk
10%
7 deviants said Goat Kid/Lamb
7%
5 deviants said Badger
7%
5 deviants said Rabbit
1%
1 deviant said Raccoon
1%
1 deviant said Ermine/Ferrets

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WANTED! Will buy or discuss trades :)

(Please note me for offers of sale or trade)

Most wanted pelts:


Black coyote, cross-fox, blue fox


Other Pelts wanted:

Coyote
Wolverine
Raccoon (grey or red)
Ring-Tailed cats
Foxes (All colours, rare or oddities preferred)
Badgers (any species)
Skunks
Opossum
Deers/stags
Hare's

Dream Pelt:

Black coyote or wolf <3

Activity


For Sale

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 28, 2017, 8:06 AM
Up for grabs (pictures when they are finished) EUROPE ONLY

1 Soft Mount Alaskan Cross-Fox - £550

1 Skull fox (Gray Fox) - £350

Commissions available on Raccoons, 1 alaskan red fox, 1 alaskan cross fox (last one), 1 young Silver fox


Variety of frozen animals including Moles, Foxes and Squirrels.

I take payment plans.

Work in Progress: Cross Fox

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 9, 2016, 10:53 AM
This is one I am mounting up today.  It's currently drying; lovely wild Alaskan Cross Fox mounted with green eyes and it has been an absolute dream to work with.

The fox should be done within a week or two and will then be available to buy.



Currently in Stock
This is most of what I have here at the moment, save the three goat kids and two raccoons in my garage.  All are mountable apart from the cross fox furthest in the front, which will either be a fantasy piece or clothing.

All the pelts shown are available for commission - sorry, I DO NOT sell them as unmounted pelts.  All are perfectly legally harvested animals that have gone through official importation processes and are all documented - needless to say, they were not cheap.  All are professionally tanned apart from the ring tail and two of the raccoons that were tanned by me.

The only ones not for sale (sorry!)  Are the black coyote, the opossum and the arctic, so far I feel I will keep these for my personal projects.  I will also be keeping one of the cross foxes for my table-scene project...if I ever get round to it!

From TOP left to right:  Wolf coloured coyote 1, Wolf-coloured coyote2 (Skull mount only, will sell pelt only as face is damaged), Alaskan red (needs tail fixing, natural bald patch but will be fixed), Cross fox 1, Cross fox 2, Alaskan red 2, Silver fox, Arctic fox, Red Coyote, Black coyote

From BOTTOM left to right: Grey rabbit 1, Grey Rabbit 2, Skunk, grey goat kid, black raccoon, Ring-tailed cat (paw missing - needs one made), Deer head (traditional reserve), Unmountable cross-fox, Opossum.

Please keep in mind that the prices will be higher than my standard on all Alaskan breeds (Reds, Cross and Silver) due to the high pelt cost and importation.  It is stupidly hard to get hold of foxes of this quality in the UK - the photos really do not do them justice!
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Update

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 1, 2016, 6:13 PM
So, work is chaotic but I have some things in the making.

Coming up will be one Alaskan Cross-fox soft mount and 1 coyote soft mount.  I hope these will be done within the next few weeks (The coyote will be up first).

I only see within Europe I am afraid, but I do take commissions and payment plans.  Just message with any queries :)

New Batch
Finally got my order!  3 Cross fox, 1 silver, 1 arctic, 2 Alaskan reds, opossum  and 1 deer.

Will probably keep two of the foxes for my own personal projects.  The opossum is going to be my personal one also.  rest will be mounted up as soft mounts and looking for new homes :)

Sorry, these are not for sale as pelt-only.
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Speckled-Feather
Melissa
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United Kingdom
Commissions - Open by SweetDuke

Traditional and soft mount taxidermist. I do pre-mades, commissions and requests!

Registered member of the UK Guild of Taxidermists.

Uk based Taxidermist, specialising in Traditional, Soft Mount and poseables as well as fantasy structures. I work hard to produce interesting and pleasant pieces that others can enjoy! I am always on the look-out for pelts so feel free to note me. I strive to answer every post and every note - I forewarn you, I'm a chatter box!

All animals I work with are a 100% cruelty free. By cruelty I mean that all pelts came from animals that met swift, dignified deaths with minimal suffering. I can guarantee that nothing you purchase from me has originated from non-regulated countries such as China. All pelts originate from quality controlled countries within the EU or United States; where possible I prefer to work with wild animals. This is due to me just preferring the natural look to the artificial ranched fur look and nothing against the existence of fur farms.

The pelts I work with are either killed by roads, hunting or legalised population control trapping. If you do not agree with it then I respect that and forewarn you not to look through my gallery. Any unnecessary flaming, lectures or vile commentary will be deleted.

I only ship within the European Union. Depending on where you live will determine how long registry will take before the item is shipped. All purchases are wrapped carefully and communication held throughout the postage stage.

For commissions, again please note me. All commissioned pelts will be requested to provide information on the pelts origin, this is just to secure that both of us do things legally and I can keep my records up to date.

I post on EBAY regularly under the name of Speckled_feather and I also have an Etsy store by the name of SpeckledFeatherFurs. Any questions feel free to ask and thanks for looking at my page!
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For Sale

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 28, 2017, 8:06 AM
Up for grabs (pictures when they are finished) EUROPE ONLY

1 Soft Mount Alaskan Cross-Fox - £550

1 Skull fox (Gray Fox) - £350

Commissions available on Raccoons, 1 alaskan red fox, 1 alaskan cross fox (last one), 1 young Silver fox


Variety of frozen animals including Moles, Foxes and Squirrels.

I take payment plans.

Journal History

Shoutbox

Speckled-Feather:iconspeckled-feather:
Here I shall shout out to my black coyote, wherever you may be! .......one day
Mon Oct 21, 2013, 4:15 PM
Speckled-Feather:iconspeckled-feather:
woo back! :D
Sun Sep 22, 2013, 3:17 PM
iZarago
woo.
Tue Sep 3, 2013, 10:54 AM
Nobody

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Kirin-Hunter Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry to write you here,but you got my note? I know you had some problems with it last time-i just want to pay last payment and agree on details.thank you-hope its everything okay
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Speckled-Feather Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Already messaged you :)
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Kirin-Hunter Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hope you got my last note about eyes and paymentSweating a little...  
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KylieKraftyKitten Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
Hi. Beautiful work! I sent you note :)
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Speckled-Feather Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!  My net has had some troubles as I've switched to Fiber (Which appears to be a pretty bad decision right now xD)  If you don't hear from me comment here and I will throw you my email or number x
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stolen-foxes Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016
Happy Birthday, oh Speckled One! KimRaiFan's Bday Cake Birthday cake  icon Lily Wishing a Happy Birthday 
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EmeraldDaffodils Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I gave a human a painless, premature death then would that justify murdering them? Does it matter how someone was murdered? It's murder, forceful death, no matter the circumstances, correct? Would you be happy with me murdering you as long as it was swift and quick just so that I could turn you into a mere object, a commodity to be sold and shipped and displayed as an ornament? Most people would not fancy that. I'm sure that you have no ill intent and I am not accusing you of being 'evil' or anything like that, but I am simply pointing out the fundamental misunderstanding in ethics of what you do. I am not trying to argue, flame, or anything else, so please just give both this comment and the innocent lives that you are funding the extermination of some consideration. Thank you.
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Speckled-Feather Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand completely but unless you wish to fully pull out of human occupation and give the land in entirety and your luxuries back to nature then I see little other option.  A world over run with animals would be harmful to animal population also; over hunting, fighting for territory etc. I don't force my opinions on you, don't force them on me.  I suggest you do not upset yourself by looking through my gallery x
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Zanny-Marie Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for joining our lovely group:happy: by J-Works
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We're a group designed to promote artwork, in order to bring more exposure to all artists around DA!
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Looking forward to seeing your favorite features in our galleries
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