Please observe our rules: No profanity. No flaming. No commercial messages. No personal messages please.

Trap Line Archives
 
Land Animals and Trapping Archive
 
Trap Line Home   Trap Line Forum   Trap Line Help   Trap Line Photo   Old Hollow Blog   Archives
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#2423 - 12/28/05 08:53 AM Pink Coyote Bellys
NEbowhunter Offline
Member

Registered: 04/21/05
Posts: 574
Loc: Holdrege, Nebraska
Every year end up with a few coyotes with some pink on the belly between the back legs. Alot of buyers will try to dock for mainge. Is this a legitimate "dock" and if so, does anyone have any secrets on getting rid of this, i.e, bleaching or tumbling in something or rub on something....etc. anything to make the pelts more presentable.

Top
#2424 - 12/28/05 02:38 PM Re: Pink Coyote Bellys
Hal Online   content
Moderator

Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 10003
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
First, you need to differentiate between "pink" as in skin color, and "pink" as in a rash.

Every coyote I catch in Ohio has a pink belly. But not every one has mange (although plenty do). Generally, these coyotes show a pink belly because they are not well furred underneath, and thus not the best specimens of coyote you can find. I would not be surprised if you get a lower price for these coyotes as opposed to those that are fully furred.

There is really nothing you can do to change the skin color of a coyote, this would not increase the fur density anyway. And, likewise, there is no way to add fur to a coyote after it is dead.

smile -- Hal
_________________________
Endeavor to persevere.

Top
#2425 - 12/28/05 03:07 PM Re: Pink Coyote Bellys
NEbowhunter Offline
Member

Registered: 04/21/05
Posts: 574
Loc: Holdrege, Nebraska
Pink as in pink hair on underbelly. Pink skin but also pink hair. some with a little less belly fur and others with normal amount of belly fur, its just pink (mainge). Beautiful coyote otherwise.

Top
#2426 - 12/28/05 03:32 PM Re: Pink Coyote Bellys
Hal Online   content
Moderator

Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 10003
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
I don't know what "mainge" is.

confused -- Hal
_________________________
Endeavor to persevere.

Top
#2427 - 12/28/05 03:51 PM Re: Pink Coyote Bellys
jwr Offline
Member

Registered: 02/19/03
Posts: 199
Loc: ark
I catch a few every year with pinkish fur on the belly. My wife (a vet) says it's mange. She called the name but I cant remember it and couldnt spell it if I did. I'm just a country boy but it has something to do with inflamed hair roots. Its also more of a southern thing.

Top
#2428 - 12/28/05 04:37 PM Re: Pink Coyote Bellys
NEbowhunter Offline
Member

Registered: 04/21/05
Posts: 574
Loc: Holdrege, Nebraska
Mainge. Central nebraska term for mange. Same thing only different.

Top
#2429 - 12/28/05 05:14 PM Re: Pink Coyote Bellys
Hal Online   content
Moderator

Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 10003
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
I didn't know that was an indiciator of mange.

I thought we were just talking about coyotes with thin belly fur.

smile -- Hal
_________________________
Endeavor to persevere.

Top
#2430 - 12/28/05 05:19 PM Re: Pink Coyote Bellys
jwr Offline
Member

Registered: 02/19/03
Posts: 199
Loc: ark
Yes sir but 99% of the time it has to do with the humidity and warm temps of the south,

Top
#2431 - 12/29/05 08:42 AM Re: Pink Coyote Bellys
Hal Online   content
Moderator

Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 10003
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
I would like to know more about this. Ask your wife if she can explain it, please.

smile -- Hal
_________________________
Endeavor to persevere.

Top
#2432 - 12/29/05 09:08 AM Re: Pink Coyote Bellys
shewlf2b Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/27/05
Posts: 16
Loc: washington
Do fleas also cause that pink in the hair?

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Archive 

 
Sullivan's Line - Trapping Books, Videos, and Other Products for the Trapper.
 
Design and Production by Sullivan Promotions
Copyright 2000-2017  Sullivan's Scents and Supplies - All rights reserved.