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Types of fur
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Beaver: Sheared soft, velvety texture, evenly sheared. Often dyed in new fashion colors, very durable. Natural: Long, lustrous guard hairs over thick underfur.
Chinchilla: A short, soft fur with lustrous slate blue guard hairs and dark underfur.
Coyote: A longhaired fur, often pale gray or tan in color, with thick, soft under fur. Very durable fur.
Ermine: Very silky white guard hairs and dense underfur
Fisher: Silky guard hairs in brown to blackish tones and thick under fur. Very durable fur.
Fitch: Long guard hairs over light-colored underfur Color ranges from pale ecru to orange tones, with black markings.
Fox: The widest range of natural colors of any fur except mink. Long, lustrous guard hairs with thick, soft underfur. Fox varieties include silver cross, crystal, blue, red, gray and white. Can also be dyed in a wide variety of colors.
Lamb: Broadtail: A natural flat moire pattern. Natural colors include brown, black and gray Often dyed in more exotic colors, Mongolian: very long, wavy, silky guard hairs. Its natural color is off-white, but is often dyed. Mouton: Pelts are sheared closely fore soft, thick, flat fur. Persian Lamb: From karakul sheep raised in central Asia or Southwest Africa, fur features flat silky curls. Natural colors are black, brown and grey Shearling; Natural lamb pelts with the leather side suede or leather and worn on the outside with the fur on the inside.
Lynx: Canadian Lynx: Displays creamy white tones with characteristic darker markings. Russian Lynx: The whitest and softest of this very longhaired fur with very subtle beige markings. The whiter the fur, the higher the value.
Marten: American: Long silky guard hairs and dense underfur. Color ranges from blue-brown to dark brown. Baum: Softer, silkier and shinier than American marten. Stone: The finest marten has soft, thick guard heirs and a bluish-brown cast with pale underfur.
Mink: Soft and lightweight with lustrous guard hairs and dense, soft underfur Primarily farm-raised, mink remains the most popular fur Female pelts are smaller in size and have a softer, silkier feel than the larger male pelts. Mink can be dyed a wide range of colors and may be sheared for a sporty, casual look, very durable fur
Muskrat: Fur is full and thick with a black stripe and pale beige sides. Often sheared for a sporty, lightweight feel. New Jersey: Lighter in weight with contrasting colors. Northern: Strong. longer guard hairs and heavy, thick underfur Often worked skin-on-skin. Southern: Flatter with little underfur, usually pale in color
Nutria: Similar to beaver, it is often sheared for a sporty, more lightweight feel. Underfur is very soft and plush. A popular fur for linings and trims, it is frequently dyed in a variety of colors.
Opossum: American: Long, silvery black-tipped guard hairs with thick underfur Australian: Short, dense, plush-like fur, with colors ranging from yellow-gray to natural brown.
Rabbit: Generally medium length guard hairs in a variety of natural colors. Often sheared or grooved. Not very durable, sheds easily
Raccoon: Long gray/black guard hairs with silvery tips over a woolly dense underfur very durable fur Finn raccoon: Long, thick tan guard hairs with black tips and dense underfur
Sable: Long, luxurious guard hairs with dense underfur, yet very lightweight. Russian sable: Brown with a silver cast, it is the most expensive fur, especially when there is an abundance of silver hairs. Canadian golden sable: In amber tones, somewhat less expensive. Very durable.
Squirrel: Short, soft guard hairs with a flatter, dense underfur very lightweight.
Tanuki: Also called Japanese raccoon with very long guard hairs and a full texture. Color is light amber brown with dark, distinctive markings.
Weasel: Similar look to mink, with short guard hairs and semi-dense underfur.