The Racka sheep is essentially a domesticated breed of sheep from Hungary ideal for tough environmental conditions and they can be used for milk, wool and their meat. They now occur in various parts of Europe. Characterised by their long straight spiral horns and thick long curly coat, they are an incredibly hardy breed and fair well in areas where large predators, such as wolves and lynx are not a major threat.
Racka sheep taxidermy
Not a common species to get on the taxidermy bench here, however, they are an interesting animal to work on. This one, from northern Croatia, is mounted as a shoulder mount, with a slight turn to his right (your left).
This mount is on a basic commercial generic sheep form altered to fit the breed specifics and then the individual skin (cape). Even with a straightforward shoulder mount we alter the form greatly to make sure it reflects the actual animal we are working on. We never fit the skin to the form.
This is a shoulder mount Racka sheep consisting of the following components:
THIS MOUNT IS A COMMISSIONED PIECE AND IS NOT FOR SALE.