They are huge birds. As long as 25 inches in length and as much as 4.4 pounds. A lot bigger then a crow.
The inspiration for the miniature was actually Pepper's Gothic dollhouse. https://mitchymoominiatures.blogspot.com/ I wanted to make her something for it. She has received it now so I am not spoiling the surprise.
I had no idea how she wanted to decorate it so that made making something for the interior difficult. Then it suddenly struck me that a raven might look right sitting somewhere on the exterior. Old manor houses also seem to have a lot of taxidermy around he might even be used like that.
I had ordered a lot of black turkey feathers for this project so I made the one shown here. It is very difficult to photograph black! There isn't any white lint on the bird, I had to lighten these a bit so you could see them. Otherwise they would have looked like a silhouette. He is jet black!