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Strange black dots on deer hide

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by tschuppan, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. tschuppan

    tschuppan New Member

    I had a guy bring in a doe hide to have a blanket made and it had small black dots all over it. They were all on the inside of the hide but none of the hair was black in color. I don't think it matters but this was the largest doe I have ever seen. Any Ideas
  2. My guess would be tick bites.

  3. gramling

    gramling New Member

  4. Yep!
  5. tschuppan

    tschuppan New Member

    I have been through around 400 capes in the last 10 years and have never even seen 1 spot ever and this 1 hide has about 60 on it. I'll see if i can get a picture of it but there is salt on it know
  6. Put your finger on that spot and then look at the hair side of the cape. Lots of times you can still find the tick attached to the skin right there.
  7. tschuppan

    tschuppan New Member

    I did that on 2 spots and all i found was the same black color on the hide but the hairs were still there natural color
  8. papagoose

    papagoose papagoose and goslings

    ticks man ticks as soon as i seen the intro i said ticks
  9. tschuppan

    tschuppan New Member

    When it comes back from the tannery I'll see if the spots are still there I didn't find any ticks on the spots but who knows