Hello, and welcome to Weird City Taxidermy!
My name is Rachel and I'm a taxidermist in Austin, Texas, also known affectionately as The Weird City, hence the name Weird City Taxidermy! I've been practicing taxidermy since 2010 and I strive with every opportunity I'm given to continually grow and perfect my skills as a wildlife artist.
Weird City Taxidermy's tagline is "Real and imagined", meaning that while I primarily re-create animals in their natural form (real), I also welcome the chance to practice a little novelty/rogue taxidermy (imagined). Drop me a note if you have a taxidermy-related project in mind that you would like to discuss. And thanks for stopping by!
Commissions are currently open! I do both traditional mounts (lifesize, shoulder, you name it) and soft/plush mounts. I do not currently ship taxidermy or animal pelts or parts internationally. I will only ship these items to addresses within the United States. Texas residents are subject to an additional 8.25% sales tax. Pricing for traditional mounts can be found at my website, and pricing for soft mounts is below:
Raccoon, Skunk: $250
Bobcat (must have CITES if outside of TX): $300
Wolf (must have CITES): $500
Other: Send me a note
Wires in the legs: $35 (*I no longer make full body armatures)
Head only: 60% of the soft mount lifesize price ($180 for fox, $210 for coyote)
The prices listed above do not include a pelt. You'll need to send me a pelt of your own, or I may locate and purchase one for you for an upcharge equal to 10% of the pelt's cost. There will be extra charges if the hide needs to be tanned. The above fees also do not include return shipping, which will be determined when it's time to ship the completed mount back to you. Generally this is around $30 for fox and coyote soft mounts. Traditional lifesize mounts are typically much more expensive to ship.
I prefer Paypal for online orders, as it's a fast, convenient, and safe method of payment for both the buyer and seller. I do not accept concealed cash or personal checks by mail (however, cash and checks are okay for local customers who make payment in person). As is customary for most taxidermy operations, I require a deposit of 50% of the mounting fee upfront; this amount is generally non-refundable, especially after it is used to cover supplies and/or tanning fees for the mount. The remaining 50% is due when the mount is complete and ready to be shipped back to you. If I'm purchasing a pelt for you, I'll need the full cost of the pelt upfront, plus shipping and any other fees required by the seller, in order to buy it.
Send me a note if you have any questions, concerns, etc. And check out my website, www.weirdcitytaxidermy.com, for pricing on traditional mounts and more!