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Calf Slink (Unborn calf skins)

We offer a limited selection of chrome-tanned, unborn, or prematurely born calf skins, often called either slink skins or slunk skins.  The hide side is soft and supple.  See below for our GALLERY of skins in stock, and more notes on sizes and uses. Our website is updated most days, so the information below is generally up to date. 

We have three categories of unborn calf skins: 

1) Small (early stage fetus with very, very short hair) - We do not usually stock these as they are very small--only one or two square feet.  We can get some on a custom-order basis, but please allow up to two months.

2) Medium (medium stage fetus with very short hair) - These are usually in stock. The medium skins have very short hair (about 1/4") and almost appear to be sheared.  The skin is very fine and soft.  The vast majority are solid black, but we do get a limited number of black and white or brown and white skins. The skins average only 2-3.5 square feet. 

3) Large (late stage unborn calves with longer hair, up to 3/4"). The skins average about 5 to 6 square feet.

The large skins in the gallery below (G160 to G166) were handpicked in Buenos Aires and are some of the most interesting unborn calf skins we have ever seen. The hair is incredibly thin and short on these skins.

Order Code Description Price Each
R-62-50-S-Gxx Unborn Calf Skin:Small US$75.00
R-62-50-M-Gxx Unborn Calf Skin:Medium US$85.00
R-62-50-L-Gxx Unborn Calf Skin:Large See gallery below US$125.00

 

Genus and species:  Bos taurus.  Ranch.

 

There are no export controls from USFWS or CITES.


The skins are an accident of nature.  The calves were not killed just for their skins.

 

Product of Argentina

Gallery of Large Unborn Calf Skins for Sale

You get the exact one shown when ordering by number.

We update our website nearly every day. If it is not marked as sold, it is most likely available.

We usually have more skins in stock than are shown in the Gallery.

Unborn Calf Skin:Large #160

Order Code: R-62-50-L-G160

Length: 32.5"
Width at top: 18.5"
Width at middle: 17.75"
Width at bottom: 20.75"
Weight: 0.42 lbs.

Price: US$125.00

Unborn Calf Skin:Large #161

Order Code: R-62-50-L-G161

Length: 30.5"
Width at top: 17.5"
Width at middle: 15.5"
Width at bottom: 21.75"
Weight: 0.42 lbs.

Price: US$125.00

Unborn Calf Skin:Large #162

Order Code: R-62-50-L-G162

Length: 27.5"
Width at top: 18.25"
Width at middle: 17.75"
Width at bottom: 22"
Weight: 0.38 lbs.

Price: US$125.00

Unborn Calf Skin:Large #165

Order Code: R-62-50-L-G165

Length: 32"
Width at top: 17.5"
Width at middle: 16.75"
Width at bottom: 20.25"
Weight: 0.42 lbs.

Price: US$125.00

Related Products 

We can also supply slink skins in rawhide for parchment and vellum.  Click HERE to go to our rawhide listings.

Please click HERE for calf skins.

Please click HERE for cow skins.

Uses for Slink Skins

 

Eskimo Mukluk Vamps (tops)

Boot tops

Furniture Covering

Small rugs

Table coverings

Cleaning Instructions

 

To clean your calf skin, first use a brush in the direction of the hair (not against the knap) to remove loose dirt.  Then wet the skin with a damp cloth.  Apply a very small amount of shampoo and rub with the hair.   Brush gently with the hair.  Wipe with clean water until the soap suds are gone.   When it dries, the skin will be hard.  Rub and stretch the hide with your hands to soften it again.  

 

See our wool and fur cleaner called Eucalan for the perfect cleaner.  Click HERE to go to that page.