In my self taught taxidermy adventure I have only done a handful of whitetail deer so far. I started with Krowtann and had also sent 5 capes which I felt to be nice capes out to the tannery. Im not looking for the endless debate of Krowtann vs commercial tan! I feel like each one, when done right, turns out a good mount....especially for an amateur like me! So when I mounted my Krowtann capes, the skin around the eye turned out great and retained great color. Just the other day I finally mounted one that had been tanned commercially. I love the feel of the skin and over-all it seems to be a superior product, however around they eyes there were a few smaller areas where that dark brown top layer just seemed to fall right off on the commercially tanned capes. If you look at the pic I have you can see it mostly in the crease leading to the tear duct. Im not too worried, seems like it will be a pretty easy fix. Regardless, I wanted to reach out and see if this is typical or commercial tanned capes or not?? Maybe its something I did?? After I got them back from the tannery I shaved them down, did final detail fleshing, measured and threw them back into the freezer to order forms and such.