Many mounts are not "preened"
They are quickly sewn up, feathers land where they land, and they are returned to customers for a "commercial" quality mount that most hunters love.
The step above would be to spend a few hours preening the feathers. By taking tweezers and adjusting each individual feather into their proper location will make all the difference in a bird mount.
The goal is to go from this.... to this:
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