1. After everything is cleaned off the leg and wing bones I skin free the last part of the neck and then move to the head, which I skin all the way down to the beginning of the beak. Using a special pair of scissors I cut the underside of the skull open and remove the eyes, brains. The entire skull is then meticulously cleaned, ready for re-constructing the muscles tissue back onto it with clay later on.
2. Once the skull is completely cleaned, and the skin has been cleared of any fatty tissue or muscle tissue that might have been left on it, it is moved to the washing and tanning bath. A combination of special detergents break down and all dirt, blood and what other nasties there may be, while the tanning lotion penetrates the skin and tans it.