Game: Name that dead animal

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  1. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    I just picked up a box of tying materials. Some neat stuff. Some stuff I'm stumped as to what it is and and what it would be used for. I know a lot of you will find this too easy, but here it goes:

    (not sure why my images aren't showing... the code is turned off and i don't know how to turn it on...)

    The first one is a freebee just to help you warm up...

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  2. jami_wa

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    1. Rabbit
    2.Rabbit (I hope that's not cat)
    3.Rabbit?
    4. Female Pheasant?
    5. Elks hair
    6.Gopher? lol
    7. Porcupine
    8.Mink
    9.Ferret? lol
    10.Snow Mink lol
    11.Dead Cat lol
    12.Mummified Chicken lol
    13.Grouse?
    14.Parrot...lol
    15. Rock Hen?
    16.Barbie and a chicken mated
     
  3. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    :rofl:

    Not bad. Your guess is as good as mine on few. I really don't know on many of them. Some I do, but put in the list to see what kind of guess i got.

    When I (or Chris) figure out what's up with the images, this game should work better.

    I should offer a prize of some kind...

    Oh, and some of those are worth extra points because pics have more than one fur or feather type. And bonus pts for telling me what patterns the item is best suited for :thumb:
     
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    Well it's hard to look at the pictures and reply at the same time (windows open for forum that is). So if anyone else wants to take a shot at it this is how I did it......I opened a text document on my desktop, then looked at each picture and typed my answers on the text document when I was done I hit reply to post then just copy and paste in your answers.
     
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    only 3 stumped me....... fun game...... ;)
     
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    Meow!!!
     
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    Don't know any but I think the first is Himalayan Yak under arm fur (from Jami's cat I suspect!)
     
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    Desmond Wiles Sir Castaline

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    1) [​IMG]
    2 bunny masks (olive & what looks to be a greyish brown): dubbing
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    hard to tell, my guess is calf body hair and a tail in the bag: wing posts on dries
    3) [​IMG]looks like a sasquatch petting some wool: urban legends, dubbing
    [​IMG] wool

    4) [​IMG] pheasant tail and I believe a brown or furnace hen saddle: unlimited possabilities (ie. tails on wets and nymphs, collars for wets)

    5) [​IMG]deer hair: streamers

    6) [​IMG]can't tell, looks like a darker shade of deer hair: streamers

    7) [​IMG]not sure, I'm guessing moose hair, but I've never seen any with that mottled look to it:tail on a royal wulff

    8) [​IMG] I've never tied with it, but I'm guessing it's mink:dubbing

    9) [​IMG] same mink tail with a died mink tail next to it (I haven't a clue what that tiny little white thing in between is): dubbing

    10) [​IMG] I think that's the mink minus the tail: dubbing

    11) [​IMG] grey calf body: wing posts

    12) [​IMG] lady amherst tippet: streamers

    13) [​IMG] grizzly neck, looks like from a hen: streamers

    14) [​IMG] green guinee: streamers (I like tying them as a collar for my marrabou steelhead patterns)

    15) [​IMG] grizzly hen saddle: streamers

    16) [​IMG] golden pheasant tippet: streamers
     
  9. chadk

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    Wow Desmond - pretty good for being a fairly new tyer yourself.

    Are you sure those grizzly feathers are from hens? How do I tell? I thought the brown and grizzly in that one shot might be for dry flies??

    The sasquatch arm was just to help you guys out - adding some perspective for judging the size of those skins...
     
  10. Desmond Wiles

    Desmond Wiles Sir Castaline

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    You may be right on the brown at least, it's hard to tell from the picture, but hen feathers tend to have longer & softer hackles. If the hackles are short & stiff enough for the size hook you're tying them onto then they'd be fine for a dry.
     
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    2 - I was thinking of bleached elk maybe. The hair is stiff and the fibers straight.

    3 - I think the grey and white are the same type. The black seems like a different type of animal. It isn't wool - more like soft bunny fur.

    5 - i'm thinking deer hair as well. It's pretty soft.

    6 is a tough one. It has an olive tone to it - probably dyed. The skin is very tough and wrapped in a ball. Could be deer body perhaps?

    9 - the big tails seem quite different. The hear on the white is much softer and picking it up gives me the creeps - it feels alive. The other dark tail is stiff and the hair is more course. Not sure about that tiny tail either. Thought it may be off of the white mink skin??

    7- moose hair would be my guess too. Very stiff and thick hairs.
     
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    4 has a poor quality rooster saddle. make some spruce flies.

    7 looks like either javaline (sp), or porcupine.
     
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    7 - yeah, I can see some kind of wild pig... Don't think porcupine - no quills, just hair.
     
  14. chadk

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    4 - yeah, I have a very high quality brown saddle hackle that is 3 times that size already.
     
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    Willie Bodger Still, nothing clever to say...

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    2 - I really don't think that is Elk, though it could be from some part of the Elk other than what I have because Elk just looks like Deer on steroids. Looks more like dog...
     
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    :eek:

    Who knows... :confused:

    Bleached Elk was the closest thing I could think of. The lengh and texture are close. But it doesn't seem to lay the same on that skin. Maybe some type of goat?
     
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    hard to tell from the picture, but i lean towards that being calf body hair, or kid goat.
     
  18. chadk

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    7 is definately Peccary (aka javalina).

    I flipped through the type book that came in the box of stuff and there were pictures that matched several of the furs and feathers perfectly.
     
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    Oh, forgot to ask, what kind of patterns would you use Peccary\Javalina??
     
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    Desmond - how do you go from the mink tail (for example) to dubbing? What's the process? Just cutt it off, mix it up (underfur + longer hairs (guard hairs??)), and twist it onto the thread as usual??
     

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