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
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.
Unborn Calf Skin:Small
Unborn Calf Skin:Large See gallery below
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