Taxidermy Irish Grey Partridge - Irish Vintage Taxidermy

Taxidermy Irish Grey Partridge - Irish Vintage Taxidermy

Code: TX79


H: 9" (22.9 cm)W: 7.5" (19.1 cm)D: 9" (22.9 cm)


Taxidermy Irish Grey Partridge - Irish Vintage Taxidermy - Mid Century Irish - TX79


Please note that our taxidermy specimens are all vintage or antique unlike many now advertised on Etsy; we do not support the trade in newly killed birds. Part of all our sales got to purchase feed, feeders and housing for the birds and other animals in our own garden reserve.

This Grey Partridge came from Central Ireland, in the 1950s. He has been sympathetically taxidermied and mounted on a piece of trusted driftwood.  We bought him from a local collectors family who had been clearing out the Grandfather's house and, having kept a little treasure each were selling off other items. Taxidermy was a love of the Grandfather - but not of the grandchildren who were very happy that we wanted to but him. We would love to see him go to a good home; a typical piece of French fashion for the home, this specimen dates from the late nineteen thirties. 

The Grey Partridge unfortunately now is on the Red List in Ireland. A compact bird with rounded body and wings, small bill, short rusty-red tail, a small rounded head and sturdy legs. Adults have brownish finely marked upperwings, a grey, very finely marked body with bold dark brown bars on the flanks. The 'face' and throat of the bird is orangey-brown, the belly and under tail is white; males have a brown belly patch and the females have a small patch or none at all. Juveniles are unlike adult birds and are more like a Pheasant chick or a Quail. Partridges keep to cover and are rarely seen except in flight, they only fly a short distance and only a few metres above the ground
Dimensions are 23cm / 9" tall, 19cm / 7.5" deep and around 23cm / 9" wide. The weight before any packaging for shipping is 200 grammes.

The item will be carefully packed ( if possible using recycled materials ) and shipped using the Irish Postal system An Post 
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