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#1785269 - 02/01/10 06:54 PM Black spots on coon hides
imissed Offline
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Registered: 11/02/07
Loc: East Central,Iowa. Benton Co.
I've got some coons on stretcher and their getting black spots on them. All were fleshed. Other ones next to them don't have them. Their in the basement at around 55*. Fan blowing on them. Whats up? Any ideas. Brad
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#1785288 - 02/01/10 06:58 PM Re: Black spots on coon hides [Re: imissed]
wissmiss Offline


Registered: 01/06/07
Loc: north Idaho
How big are the black spots and where on the hide are they located?
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#1785316 - 02/01/10 07:04 PM Re: Black spots on coon hides [Re: wissmiss]
Bob LaRue Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Loc: Eastern N.C.
When It gets in the 70 degree range around here in NC I get alot more black spots.
Since your at 55 I would say critter damage, like tick bites & such.

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#1785363 - 02/01/10 07:15 PM Re: Black spots on coon hides [Re: Bob LaRue]
HDK Offline
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Registered: 01/25/07
Loc: Ohio, Darke
If they are small, smaller than a pencil eraser, they are probably tick bite marks. Any other info on the marks would help.

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#1785371 - 02/01/10 07:19 PM Re: Black spots on coon hides [Re: HDK]
Actor Offline
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Registered: 09/11/08
Loc: Newark, Ohio 72 years
Sounds like tick bite to me ... they seem to be bad this year.

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#1785420 - 02/01/10 07:33 PM Re: Black spots on coon hides [Re: Actor]
imissed Offline
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Registered: 11/02/07
Loc: East Central,Iowa. Benton Co.
Some are the size of pencils others are the size of a quarters, others of a dime. They very. Most are in the bottom half of the pelt.


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#1785460 - 02/01/10 07:43 PM Re: Black spots on coon hides [Re: Actor]
The Beav Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Wisconsin
I'm seeing the same black areas but they are large areas of about 3 to 4" spots. The rest of the hide Is a nice cream color.
I looked real close on the fur side and there Isn't any break down In the fur and no rubs.
I have heard that the leather starts to break down later In the season. Not sure If this Is true or not.
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#1785484 - 02/01/10 07:49 PM Re: Black spots on coon hides [Re: The Beav]
imissed Offline
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Registered: 11/02/07
Loc: East Central,Iowa. Benton Co.
Will this make a coon worth less when I sell?
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#1786254 - 02/02/10 04:44 AM Re: Black spots on coon hides [Re: imissed]
imissed Offline
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Registered: 11/02/07
Loc: East Central,Iowa. Benton Co.
ttt
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#1786772 - 02/02/10 09:49 AM Re: Black spots on coon hides [Re: The Beav]
don Wolf Offline


Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: evansville Indiana age67
Originally Posted By: The Beav
I'm seeing the same black areas but they are large areas of about 3 to 4" spots. The rest of the hide Is a nice cream color.
I looked real close on the fur side and there Isn't any break down In the fur and no rubs.
I have heard that the leather starts to break down later In the season. Not sure If this Is true or not.

Any black spots I see on coon that are at least 1/2 in or bigger, most usually shows a lack of fur or guard hair in the area. I would say that to many black spots will be down graded. If the spots are 3-4 in. in dia,I would at least slt. damage the pelt and most likely call it damaged.

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#1786815 - 02/02/10 10:15 AM Re: Black spots on coon hides [Re: don Wolf]
The Beav Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Wisconsin
Nope I looked at the reverse side of those spots before I boarded them and there was no diffrence In the fur quality from the effected areas to the Non effected areas. It's probably some fluke of nature since none of the other 50 some coon are that way.



Maybe Gregg can shed some light On It when I take In some more fur this week.
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#1786864 - 02/02/10 10:45 AM Re: Black spots on coon hides [Re: The Beav]
HDK Offline
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Registered: 01/25/07
Loc: Ohio, Darke
If you've got spots that big, something is wrong with the hide. What is wrong, I sure don't know. Will the pelt be downgraded? I sure don't know.

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#1789187 - 02/03/10 12:16 AM Re: Black spots on coon hides [Re: HDK]
Tactical.20 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Loc: N.W. Iowa
Ticks probably

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