Zebra rug question

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  1. TEX84

    TEX84 AH Senior Member

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    Has anyone ever had a rug made out of an immature zebra?

    On my last safari, my PH had me take a risky shot through some brush, and I shot a younger specimen. I still feel bad about it.

    Any thoughts on how the rug will turn out? Will it look bad because it is a bit smaller?
     

  2. Savage Hunter

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    Consider having it tanned and make something out of it other than a rug.
    Some ideas:
    ottoman recovered
    rifle case
    accents on a pedestal mount.
    an african style shield

    I am sure there are numerous other options to consider.

    My zebra skin became a wingback chair. My wife has a zebra pedestal mount being done and the back skin will become an ottoman to go with our chair.
     
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  3. BRICKBURN

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    Mpunzi Lodge has a great specimen of a small Zebra.

    Just tell everyone it is a world record Zebra Minora.
     
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  4. gizmo

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  5. TEX84

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    I mean, I didn't shoot a foal or the equivalent of a Shetland pony.

    I like to describe it as slightly undersized.
     

  6. BRICKBURN

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    Pick a smaller room to display it and no one is even going to notice.
    Who knows how big a Zebra is?!
     
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  7. Royal27

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    I'm with BRICKBURN. Do whatever you want with it. Who will notice?

    Well.... unless you have a big AH get together at your house.... ;)
     
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  8. Redruff

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    Go with the rug. You won't regret it. It's the classic "must have" for any trophy room.

    R.
     
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    A zebra shot in Tanzania in the late 60s and turned into a rug was my first introduction to African hunting when I was a very small boy. Over 40 years later I shot my own. The friend of my father who shot that zebra, and still has it hanging on his wall, is the first person I sent the photo to.

    So yeah, nothing like a zebra rug.
     

  10. TEX84

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    Thanks guys. I went with the zebra rug. I'll actually be receiving it in a week or two. Just getting a little worried that it might look weird.
     
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  11. RickP

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    If it's like what I've noticed, visitors will gawk at how cool the rug is, even those less than favorable to hunting. Zebra rugs look awesome!
     
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  12. Savage Hunter

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    when you get the rug, if you aren't pleased, then you can choose to do something else with it.
    But If I wanted a rug for sure, then that is what I would for sure do.
     
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  13. siml

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    I am sure you will enjoy your rug...
     

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    Tex84 sorry your PH gave you bad advice but any zebra is still very nice!
     

  15. Christina Nyczepir

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    Nothing says "Africa" than a beautiful zebra rug. I definitely have to go for more.
     

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    You will not like it being small.
    The solution is to send it to me and go get another larger one. I will take care of it and you will no longer need to worry.

    Or just put it up in a smaller room or mixed in with other mounts so it is not by itself on a wall.
     
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    Young colt small zebra yearling filly.[​IMG]
     

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    Please share a picture of your Zebra.
     

  19. TEX84

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    Here you go.

    Zebra.JPG
     
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    I'm sure everything will turn out just fine.
     

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