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On a barlow pattern like that, the scales are more likely white bone rather than ivory. Of course, that doesn't mean customs will know the difference.
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I would loosen as much of the skin as you can, you may have to cut some of the connective tissue with a knife or scissors. Put the duck on a rack in a