i had a customer bring in 3 hides from another taxidermist that he picked up today.they havent been "finished" long since the oil is still damp. one hide is still showing a pinkish color in some areas.it was tanned with lutan but was obviously not pickeled enough. there is not any slippage. can I re-pickel and re-tan at this point? i do not know what oil was used, and it does not appear that it was broken or tumbled yet.
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Personally,I wouldn't touch them.Tell the customer,if he doesn't like the work that was done,maybe he should come to you next time.If something goes wrong now,you might get all the blame.Just my opinion.
I have angora goats hair about 6" long. we had 3 done they have dandruff sawdust and are matted. I fleshed the inside rinsed the blood off salted and tacked them down then sent them to tanner. I question is how much can i do to the hair as it is easily matted.should i used soap?be fore salting or what? and whose a good tanner for this type of animal
We did one of those darn goats last and the back hide last year.
Sent it to the tannary. It came back a looking like blonde dredlocks!
Had to bleach, bleach, and bleach again. then retan. Then it took a week and a half gallon of show sheen to get all all the mats out.
Lost money on that one!
Well live and learn.
We do angora goat hides. If hair is badly felted in raw stage, it may not be possible to work it out. We would do a very gentle tanning process on it, and dry clean to degrease, not use saw dust.
Contact us if you are interested:
Trophy Game Tanning, LLC
P.O. Box 55
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085
920 467-8615 phone