I knew that it was innevitable but hoped that it wouldnt happen. I just received a shipment of hides from a tannery and one is in rough shape. It has a 1"wide X 2" long horizontal bald spot on the side of the deer cape's muzzle. I have all my customers sign a contract that states that I am not responsible for the hides during the tanning process. If the spot wasnt so wide, I would just cut it out and sew it. I feel that if I make the repair, that I wont have enough skin to tuck the lips and the facial hair patterns will be off. I do have another cape(not suitable for mounting) with matching hair color that I could cut out a patch off of the face and patch the bald spot. I have done this on other areas but not he face Do you think that the facial hair is too short for such a repair? I could also cut and sew the area and order a form w/ a shorter eye to nose to give me a little more muzzle skin to work with. Should I bother with attempting any of these ideas or just get another cape and charge the customer. Any suggestions would be helpul. thank you.