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cinnamon coon (eye color)

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by OutbackJack, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. OutbackJack

    OutbackJack Member

    I was giving a cinnamon color coon from a trapper for free because he likes my work and wanted me to have it rather than give it away at the fur market. Since it was already skinned out I didn't get the carcass. I'm really unsure what sort of eyes I should use. The coon has the light reddish color around the eyes and a light pink/ tan nose. Could this be an albino or cinnamon??? The coon is a darker orange color like a garfield tabby cat.

    I've been researching internet photos and its hard to tell eye color due to a lot of photos with red eye. Some cinnamons had black eyes and black noses. Then some had pinkish/tan noses but couldn't get visuals of the eyes that determined color. I wanted to get some opinions on this since this is the first time I ever saw one. I ordered a set of regular eyes and albino eyes for this mount. Any observations/comments would be appreciated.

    Thank you
  2. cynpeterson

    cynpeterson Active Member

    True ginger colored animals are erythristic. They can have light colored eyes- blue or green, or normal colored eyes. NID-20 raises red raccoons, he probably can get some eye pictures for you.

  3. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

    Here you go ...
  4. OutbackJack

    OutbackJack Member

    Thank you John! Its greatly appreciated!
  5. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    Great picture John. I don't have one today but one day I may get a raccoon like this.
  6. wa

    wa Thanks John...this depicts me better

    Wow nice ref. John always has great pics Thank You.