Ok, I am humbled, Mink look exacially the same as a marten only just a little smaller, I thought I read they where fur out....If theya re fur in, how come you get docked if the guard hairs are hooked on the end?
Ok. First off Mink and marten are NOT the same creature. Although similar in size and structure they are totally different and live in totally differnet environments.
Second. Mink are oily, greasy. Marten are probalby the "driest" pelts there are. I haave never needed to even think of fleshing a marten.
third mink are sold FUR IN..... marten are FUR out.
and I believe the hooked guard hairs are called "singed" and it is damaged