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Hair Alignment

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Slate Run, Jun 4, 2021.

  1. Slate Run

    Slate Run Member

    Just curious but is it natural for the arm pit hair (white hair on the inside of deer legs) to be seen or pulled out past the point of the leg on deer forms? To me it just looks unnatural and was just wondering what others think. I've seen mounts where the white hair is way outside the point of the leg. Almost looks like its on the outside of the leg. Just curious
  2. Lance.G

    Lance.G Well-Known Member


  3. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    Should only be barely visible on standard forms. If there's a lot of offset, then none on one side and more white on the other.
  4. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    It is wrong if outside the edges of the brisket and front legs , Lances pics show it perfectly where it belongs. Some forms are kinda open or the brisket of the form is high . Just push the edges of the hair inward to help get the natural look back .
  5. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    There are never 100%s in nature but typically that hair line does ride right on the high point on the front of the leg. If I'm not mistaken, most folks have an issue with getting that hair line where it belongs because they neglect to cut the pit slots deeper giving them the needed room to tuck loose skin.
  6. Crittrstuffr

    Crittrstuffr Active Member

    Also if you see how narrow the brisket is on a live deer on most forms it is way to wide. If the brisket is wide it takes to much skin to cover it and everything gets out of alignment and usually rides to high up the form. When correct width the hair pattern almost falls into place. But I agree center of the front legs is correct.