The #1/#2 black Spanish rabbit skins are dyed domesticated rabbit skins from female breeder rabbits in Spain. Unlike small fryer rabbits that are raised for food, the female breeder rabbits typically live for 2 to 3 years and grow to full size. The skins are more heavily furred and can range from 1.5 to 3 times the size of a regular rabbit. These skins are ideal for use in trim for mukluks, gauntlets, and parkas where heavy fur is preferred. The skin is a bit thicker than that of a regular rabbit which gives a strong base when attached to a finished product. They are also lovely to use as display pieces or for other craft projects. Quantities are limited.
The #3 are more
heavily furred skins that have serious cosmetic problems. They may
be torn, ripped, have holes, bald spots, etc. These are ideal for
craft projects that require heavier fur.
The Garment Grade Spanish rabbit skins are a mix of the better grade rabbit skins that have been dyed black in Spain. The black-dyed skins are about the same size as the better grade skins. Some will be a bit smaller because the skins tend to shrink somewhat when dyed. You will be impressed with the quality of the dye job. These skins will not lose their color if they get wet.
Please note that the dyed rabbits do have a
chemical odor as a result of being dyed. They may also have a mothball
odor as well because we have to prevent bugs from getting into the skins.
You can reduce this odor by either airing them out or by tumbling the skins
in a dryer with a dryer sheet on very low heat for no more than five
minutes. Any more than this will shrink the rabbit skins and you will no
longer have the option to return them if unsatisfied. If you're
worried that the rabbits skins may leave an odor in your dryer, we suggest
you use a public laundromat.
For more information on our rabbit skins,
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For Better Grade Dyed Rabbits,
please click HERE.