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Had to put my old 18 year Goat down last year. I have had the head stored, now I would like to clean and mount it. 

Problem is now, any flesh, meat etc is very dry and hard. Also the brain is still in there, the only thing I did was skin it.

My question is, what is the best way to go about cleaning it, bearing in mind the horns are more than 4' across, so putting it in a saucepan is out of the question. 

Any suggestions? 

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Probably better options but I'd submerge it in a bucket of water up to the horn bases and leave it out of the way in a shed somewhere. The flesh will putrefy after a couple of months (1 month if it's warm out) and literally 'slip' off the bone. I'd then wash it well and peroxide it to death!

TBH after a couple of days in the water all the dried flesh will probably have re-hydrated and be in a state to boil and clean the conventional way.

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I did this fella that way. But he was still fresh when dunked in. Can’t imagine it’ll make a difference.

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Cheers geeze.

Just looked a thread put up by Jigsaw, looks interesting.

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Mr Green,a book you may be interested in.I think I saw your goats twin in darchula.

 

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Won’t a steam cleaner do job? No idea as never tried it but I reckon a steam clean every day for a while would sort it if it never broke the skll??

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1 hour ago, mackem said:

Mr Green,a book you may be interested in.I think I saw your goats twin in darchula.

 

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i looked at those beatles before, great vid on youtube of them stripping a deer skull

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On 07/01/2019 at 10:38, Born Hunter said:

I did this fella that way. But he was still fresh when dunked in. Can’t imagine it’ll make a difference.

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When I was at the uni before Christmas they had a leopard scull, that they had just printed out on a 3D scanner looked perfect without the mess👍

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1 hour ago, Greyman said:

When I was at the uni before Christmas they had a leopard scull, that they had just printed out on a 3D scanner looked perfect without the mess👍

I like those replica skulls. You can get smilodon ones!

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3 minutes ago, Born Hunter said:

I like those replica skulls. You can get smilodon ones!

Could be a business possibility somewhere in there, 👍

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Gentle simmer and strip, pick then soak in warm water with washing powder to degrease for a couple of days, then peroxide. YouTube vid here

 

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On ‎08‎/‎01‎/‎2019 at 19:23, mackem said:

Mr Green,a book you may be interested in.I think I saw your goats twin in darchula.

 

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Mine was an Angora X Feral goat so I was told. He weighed 80+ kg in his prime.  Dangerous fecker in his day.

Took him on as a rescue at 3 years old and he had very little human contact. I've got a loads of now funny stories about that goat.

 

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