The select ermine skins we offer are select soft-cased skins without extensive yellowing, holes, or short tails. We measure from the tip of the nose to the end of the tail (i.e., the entire length of the skin and tail). These are number one skins. They do not have the feet and claws attached. Each ermine skin weighs ~1 oz (28.4 g).
We also have dyed craft ermine skins. They do not have tails or feet attached. They only come in one color - caramel - and they measure about 16" to 20" long (40 to 50 cm) from nose to end.
If you want to make something using the ermine skins, the useable material on 13/14" skins is approximately 1.25" to 1.5" wide on the back for prime material and is about 8.25" to 8.5" from behind the ears to the butt. There are approximately 10" to 12" square inches of prime material per skin. If you use the sides and bellies, you can sew the leg holes shut and almost double the useable material. The bellies, however, can be a bit weaker in fur coverage, have a bit of yellowing, and/or have hints of brown, so take this into account when doing your calculations.
||Ermine:Select:10-12" (25-30 cm)
||Ermine:Select:12-14" (30-35 cm)
||Ermine:Select:14-16" (35-40 cm)
||Ermine:Select:16-18" (40-45 cm)
||Ermine:Select:18-20" (45-50 cm)
||Ermine:Select:20-22" (50-55 cm)
Genus and species: Mustela erminea. Wild.
Ermine are not endangered and are not subject to CITES controls.
Product of Canada