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Victorian Style Doe Skull CURRENTLY NOT FOR SALE by badassbonestaxidermy Victorian Style Doe Skull CURRENTLY NOT FOR SALE by badassbonestaxidermy
This is a naturally found doe skull covered with various, grey-scale feathers. (seagull, dove, etc.). Two, whole, Eurasian Collared Dove wings are attached to the side.

Hanger attached for optional wall hanging

PRICE: This piece is currently not for sale as I was just informed that it is illegal to sell Western Seagull feathers. I will be replacing the feathers with legal ones soon and it will be back up for sale.
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HunterStrait Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think its dumb for western gull feathers to be illegal because on this part of the Columbia river, there's an island out in the middle of the river, and it basically has half a million gulls on it.
they dive bomb the deer that live around here, the waterfowl, pets, predatory birds and people.
badassbonestaxidermy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Really! I totally see what you're saying! Where I live on the coast, they're all over and they constantly drop feathers! They steal your food, shit on your head, and you find them dead all over the beach!
Falconsong Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Just an FYI but those feathers are illegal to have and more so illegal to sell. In the US we have the Migratory bird treaty act of 1918 which makes it illegal to have any native bird feathers (seagull..dove...ect.), and by native they basically mean "every bird except pigeon, starling and house sparrow and some game birds in the right circumstances".  And the DA group you posted this to is very strict about not posting or selling illegal material, too.
badassbonestaxidermy Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for letting me know. I am aware of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 but I did not know how extensively it covered basically every damn bird. I had no idea seagull feathers were illegal to possess since I was born and raised at our coast and have collected them all my life. They're everywhere and I never thought twice about it. However, I did more research on doves and found that these dove wings actually belong to the Eurasian Collared Dove, not the mourning dove. I basically saw any dove as a mourning dove, as I didn't know much about doves (: The dove they were taken from was killed by my cat and had a collar around it's neck and we've positively identified our local dove populations as the Eurasian Species. I've found that Eurasian Collared Dove feathers are legal to possess. I will, however, have to remove the seagull feathers and replace them with something else. Thanks again.
Falconsong Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
no prob! not many people know about it and even if you don't know about it you can still get in trouble for it (kinda sucks but that's how the law works), so i always try and politely point it out to people. You're right on the collared doves- they're non-native invasives that people kept as pets and released. The same goes for parrots. (For example, ironically my pet parrot is an endangered species (sun conure), but totally ok to keep feathers from since he's not under the MBTA.) You might try using goose or duck feathers (like maybe from a muscovy duck, they're common and relatively easy to get a hold of) to replace the seagull. They're similar in size and sometimes color to the gull feathers you have on it.

Also, just check your laws before you sell anything and especially before you ship anything out of the US- the export permits/licenses and such are kinda a nightmare (You need a federal import/export license for example, among other things) and you can end up having packages not get to their destination because of it. I think Lupa had a good starter page on the loops of legalities:… and here:…

Good luck!
badassbonestaxidermy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for your input and your help (: Happy New Year!
Glacialwolf13 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
can you have game birds like pheasant and quail though?
Falconsong Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Pheasant to my knowledge yes, quail i dunno.  just look up migratory bird treaty act and look at the list of birds.
badassbonestaxidermy Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Check with your state though because there are some state laws that don't allow certain pheasant, for example. I believe Washington is one of them because it has some endangered pheasants.
Minotaur-Queen Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Yes. Domestic Birds, with the exception of Captive water fowl are legal to sell. As well as upland game birds like Turkey, Pheasant, Quail and Chukar in most states.
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