The Fur Den

The Website Dedicated to the Appreciation of Fur

Silver Fox

Silver Fox (Vulpes vulpes) Silver fox has a long, glossy, lightweight fur with natural colours in black and white, giving a feel of silver. Darker skins have more black and paler skins more white. Traditionally used for collars and cuffs, wraps and stoles. Source: http://www.wearefur.com/about-fur/fur-types/silver-fox-vulpes-vulpes

North American raccoon

North American raccoon (Procyon lotor) Long-haired fur with grey and black markings. Mainly used for trimmings including collars and cuffs. Source: http://www.wearefur.com/about-fur/fur-types/north-american-raccoon-procyon-lotor

Nutria

Nutria (Myocastor coypus) Typically dense, greyish underfur and long glossy guard hair. Varies in colour from dark brown to yellowish brown. Used as either long-haired or plucked for garments and trim. Source: http://www.wearefur.com/about-fur/fur-types/nutria-myocastor-coypus

Tibet and Kalgan lamb

Tibet and Kalgan lamb (Ovis aries) This long, curly-haired lambskin can be dyed in many colours. It is used mainly for trimmings and garments. Source: http://www.wearefur.com/about-fur/fur-types/tibet-and-kalgan-lamb-ovis-aries

Sable

Sable (Martes zibellina) Sable is the most expensive fur, highly valued for its rarity, lush dark colour and deep, silky pelt. Ranges in colour from dark brown (almost black) through brown to pale yellow/ golden. Used for garments, trimming and small pieces such as stoles. Source: http://www.wearefur.com/about-fur/fur-types/sable-martes-zibellina

Karakul lamb

Karakul lamb (Ovis aries) One of the oldest breeds of domesticated sheep in the world. Also known as Persian lamb and Astrakhan. Pelt is distinctive for softness and lustrous wavy curls. Natural colours are black, grey, white, silver grey and brown. Typically used for full fur garments such as coats and skirts, and as trimming,…

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Muskrat

Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) Thick, waterproof underfur with long, glossy overlayer of guard hairs. Colour varies from light brown to black. Often used for coats, jackets and trimmings. Source: http://www.wearefur.com/about-fur/fur-types/muskrat-ondatra-zibethicus

North American squirrel

North American squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) Wild fur valued for its soft, reddish pelt. Typically used for linings, garments and some trimmings. Source: http://www.wearefur.com/about-fur/fur-types/north-american-squirrel-tamiasciurus-hudsonicus

Types of Fur – a list

Fur has been valued for its comfort and beauty by people all over the world. With a rich ceremonial and fashion history, fur types have personalities as varied and unique as the countries and cultures that have nurtured them.Beaver Semi-aquatic builder of dams and certainly one of Canada’s favorite animal icons! Natural beaver has very…

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Mink Fur Skins – Male and Female

Postby skandinavikfur » Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:30 am Mink fur coats are the most popular and widely sold furs . No matter how the fashion trends are mink is loved for its unique properties such as looks , versatility , endurance , texture and so much more. Mink coats can be made either by…

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