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    Fallow Skin Rug?

    I'm after buying a fallow skin rug - has anyone bought one off the 'bay and if so are they any good please? There seems to be plenty for 50, but the going price on 'normal' websites seem to be 100+.

    Something like this:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fallow-Dee...kAAOSw-4BXYxGF

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    I looked at tanning some of my own hides, which we (wife and I) have done. Never done a "summer" fallow hide and only had them from winter does. I found that the air was too coarse and brittle to make a rug. The hairs would break up fairly quickly if walked on regularly.
    We have just done a summer roe which is far finer and may stand upto some wear, but in general I think hides are better as wall hangings or other more ornamental objects.

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    I had a winter fallow doe cured and is in front my fire and hasnt lost any hair,the terrier loves lying on it....

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    interesting martin, I wonder if the age of the animal makes a difference? Might see if I can cure another one, this time picking a younger animal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodmaster View Post
    interesting martin, I wonder if the age of the animal makes a difference? Might see if I can cure another one, this time picking a younger animal.

    I had it cured by Devonia products in buckfastleigh

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    Out of interest how much do they charge to cure one please, and how long does it take? A friend suggested I get my own done, this depends on shooting something worthwhile and not ruining the skin but I'd much prefer my own done. I shot a lovely white fallow with Sikamalc but it had to be dragged and was in a right state!

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    Quote Originally Posted by karlbird View Post
    Out of interest how much do they charge to cure one please, and how long does it take? A friend suggested I get my own done, this depends on shooting something worthwhile and not ruining the skin but I'd much prefer my own done. I shot a lovely white fallow with Sikamalc but it had to be dragged and was in a right state!
    Hmmm,40ish and 12 weeks??

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    If you're on Facebook check out CC Tanning. They will tan any hide and also do skull prep and bleaching too. Not sure of the cost of a fallow hide but when I asked about getting a fox skin sorted they said about 30

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    Quote Originally Posted by nun_hunter View Post
    If you're on Facebook check out CC Tanning. They will tan any hide and also do skull prep and bleaching too. Not sure of the cost of a fallow hide but when I asked about getting a fox skin sorted they said about 30
    No disrespect to these people but from what I have seen it is not tanning as such, to my knowledge.
    All grades of deer stalkers/hunters in the UK and overseas catered for. Level 2 DMQ signing off available. Over 30 years experience in the stalking/hunting industry. For friendly and professional help go to www.UKOutfitters.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by sikamalc View Post
    No disrespect to these people but from what I have seen it is not tanning as such, to my knowledge.
    Oh thats good to know as I've seen them advertise a lot but not actually seen a finished product so I think I'll look elsewhere to get a winter fox done.

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