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Re: Nice Color
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2017, 01:26:32 PM »
How's the color on these? 

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Re: Nice Color
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2017, 10:02:28 PM »
They look pretty good to me especially the two on the right.
I'll ignore the one laying under the others tails.
Always a pleasure to see well handled furs.
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Re: Nice Color
« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2017, 09:28:23 AM »
Thanks Bruce.  The one under the tails is plain ugly to me.  Kind of a dirty red head.

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Re: Nice Color
« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2017, 11:36:00 AM »
So less red the better, size does matter, I donít care what they say... time of year of course?  When does prime usually start?

Speaking of color, what about the ones that are black?  I know they are worth more to hunters, but how about to fur traders?

boneaddict, I did pretty good back in the 70's trapping coyotes in the Potholes Area in Grant County a week before Hunting Season opened. I had to get in and out before the place was swarming with Black Labs, (back when foothold traps were the order of the day).

 The nape was of course shorter, but it didn't matter to Fur Buyers at the time, (seemed to like a full coat on an early caught coyote compared to patches of fur missing on one caught late in the season). This was back when long haired fur was in style and I was getting $125. for my large Western Washington coyotes with white bellies. The dark colored ones were worth less than the heavy coated ones from the Dakotas (some about the size of wolves) but what they wanted then were the ones with White bellies to use for trim on coats. Whatever is popular at the time brings the most money. Doug
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Re: Nice Color
« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2017, 12:06:32 PM »
The way I've been told buy the local fur buyer here is that prime is Oct -nov . They start rubbing in late Dec and he says they pull the long guard hairs out when they lay in the snow and their hair freezes to their bed.

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Re: Nice Color
« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2017, 12:43:22 PM »
Good stuff. 

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Re: Nice Color
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2017, 02:47:58 PM »
Ugh, That is mange on that one for those that don't know. Caught them like that in the snow and it is hard not to feel sorry for them.
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Re: Nice Color
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2017, 10:18:26 AM »
This should show you why the White Bellies are important to the Fur Buyers. 8) Doug
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Re: Nice Color
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2017, 10:23:51 AM »
He caught so much crap for wearing that.  I loved it

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Re: Nice Color
« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2017, 11:31:24 AM »
Will add that my experience with putting up coyote fur, years ago, was that darker colored hair was coarser than light or white colored hair, especially on dark colored coastal coyotes.  Some of the dark ones with a big black chevron over the shoulders are striking as they walk around or even as a rug but are not anywhere near as lush and nice when made into garments as light colored fur.

 The light colored ones have fine hair and the really good ones have so many hairs per square inch that it will not lay down but stays fluffed out, standing up.   Just reread the thread and I think what I'm describing is what Humptulips called loft, and that is a good term for silky fine fur so deep and thick that it stands up away from the skin.

The best one I ever handled was shot by a friend, his turn to shoot.  From cold country far from a coast it was a creamy off-white all over.  Down the back it looked like someone had sprinkled a trace of fine black pepper, the last 1/32 of a few guard hairs tipped in black, otherwise all white.  The underfur was slightly pink when you ran a hand over the fur.  It was so fine and so thick that all of the silky hair stood up and could not lay down.


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