We pre-set our feet on it's pre-formed commercial body. This ensures we can preserve the feet with Master Blend by injection and then furthermore paint the feet off the bird after they are dry. This avoids over spray on the feathers.
We use what is called "The Hip Attachment System", designed by Shane Smith. It is a very versatile system for bird taxidermy. A bit more work than standard leg attachments, but in the end, we are focusing on proper anatomy.