What do fur buyers look for when grading fur animals pelts?
I just got through with a couple foxes. One was flat greasy and the other dry. Don't know why. One older trapper told me that the inside of the dry one was too dark and not prime yet. Does skin pigment play a part in determining quality of pelt? Does skin pigment coloration play a part in hair coloration? Does a greasy pelt grade higher than a dry pelt? Lots to learn about pelts. I done my first marten today. What a job for such a small critter. I case skinned it and had trouble with the feet in the legs. Do others cut the legs lengthwise or just fight them the whole way?