I ask because, recently I have draped my old bear hide over a stair rail. I've had this hide since 86' and until now, to look at it at almost any direction you would think it is as black as black can be. But now there is a window in front of it, and when you look at it from behind, with the light from that window skating along it, kind of like your eyes skimming lengthwise along its surface, there is a very distinct brown sheen to the whole thing. Don't get me wrong it is far from a cinnamon phase bear, and again, to look at it from nearly any other direction it's completely black.
So thus is the question, is a black bear hide actually so dark brown that it appears to be black? Has anybody else noticed this with their black bear hide? Or are most blackies just plain black.....no if's ands or buts about it? Maybe try and look at yours with different vantage points of natural light and see what you see?
Just curious I guess......