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Ermine Skins

The select ermine skins we offer are select soft-cased skins without extensive yellowing, holes, or short tails.  They range from 10" to 16" or more in length.  We measure from the tip of the nose to the end of the tail (i.e., the entire length of the skin and tail). These are number one skins.  They do not have the feet and claws attached. Each ermine skin weighs ~1 oz (28.4 gm).

The #2 ermine are full skins with small problems such as hair slips, small tears and more yellow discoloration.

The craft grade skins have more serious problems such as more gray hair, more extensive yellowing and more hair slips.  Click HERE to see a picture of the yellowed ermine.

The gray backs are ermine that have started to change into their summer coat and have a grayish or brownish coloring on the back. They are approximately 14" to 18" long.

If you want to make something using the ermine skins, the useable material on 13/14" skins is approximately 1.25" to 1.5" wide on the back for prime material and is about 8.25" to 8.5" from behind the ears to the butt.  There are approximately 10" to 12" square inches of prime material per skin.  If you use the sides and bellies, you can sew the leg holes shut and almost double the useable material.  The bellies, however, can be a bit weaker in fur coverage, have a bit of yellowing, and/or have hints of brown, so take this into account when doing your calculations.

Click HERE to see a picture of the dyed craft grade ermine.

Order Code         Description                                       Price Each
R-204-10/12 Ermine Skin:Select:10-12" US$17.50
R-204-13/14 Ermine Skin:Select:13-14" US$25.00
R-204-15/16 Ermine Skin:Select:15-16" US$27.50
R-204-16+ Ermine Skin:Select:16"+ US$30.00
     
R-204-WF Ermine Skin with Feet (very limited) US$75.00
     
R-204-2-10/12 Ermine Skin:#2:10-12" US$15.00
R-204-2-13+ Ermine Skin:#2:13"+ US$17.50
     
R-204-CR-WT Ermine Skin:Craft Grade with Tail:14-16" US$15.00
R-204-CR-NT Ermine Skin:Craft Grade without Tail:10-12" US$12.50
     
R-204-GB-WT Ermine Skin:Grayback with Tail Sold Out US$15.00
     
R-204-CR-DYED Ermine:Dyed Craft:Assorted Colors       
(No heads or tails; use for trim)
US$2.50

 

Genus and species: Mustela erminea.  Wild.

 

Ermine are not an endangered species.

 

A U.S. Fish & Wildlife export permit is required for all shipments outside of the U.S.

 

We also have ermine tails. Click HERE for more information on the tails.

 

Product of Canada