I think Dany is protesting the killing of the peacocks, but it turned into a discussion of peafowl killing in general.
That is true that we can't say if the peafowl are killed for just the feathers or if it is also for their meat. I am not against killing them for meat, it is just I worry that they are often killed just for their feathers.
I wasn't claiming that the lady who did those peafowl taxidermy mounts was killing the birds just for taxidermy - I was using her taxidermy as an example of bad looking peacock taxidermy because of the strange handling of the peacock neck and face. I just think it is funny how peacock mounts cost a lot of money yet a lot of them are not well done. Perhaps they are using a turkey as the base and not altering the base enough to make it look more like a peacock.
As for the taxidermists buying peacocks at auction - It might not sound believable but at a large auction a peafowl breeder attended and noted that some people were really buying up lots of the peacocks. After questioning the people doing a lot of the buying, they learned that they were buying them for taxidermy. At an auction you can get a peacock for less than $150 dollars. Some people have had really good luck getting a nice looking peacock for $50 or less at an auction. I believe some of the large peafowl breeders bring their birds they were not able to sell off to these auctions. I was told of a peafowl breeder that gives their extra peafowl they can't sell to a taxidermist.
Anyways sorry for derailing the thread and causing any confusion.
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