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Fisher Color Grades #7531880
03/18/22 05:38 PM
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Anyone in the know, can you explain fisher color grades. It seems they have more variations then any other animal. So what is the preffered color and what is the corresponding grade. Iím confused. Thanks

Re: Fisher Color Grades [Re: Oley] #7531882
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Female fisher are silkier and blacker where male fisher are courser haired with more brown.


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Re: Fisher Color Grades [Re: Oley] #7531885
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The preferred color varies from year yo year, depending on what the fur trade wants. I do not know what color they want this year.


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Re: Fisher Color Grades [Re: Oley] #7531902
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Colour grades for Fisher are-Dark,Dark Brown,Brown,Light Brown,Pale, Extra pale.
Each colour is broken down as to Clarity-that being Clear,Slightly Off,and Off.
This is for Prime pelts.
Fisher are also sectioned-Male and Female.

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Re: Fisher Color Grades [Re: wissmiss] #7532000
03/18/22 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by wissmiss
The preferred color varies from year yo year, depending on what the fur trade wants. I do not know what color they want this year.


What ever color you do not have this year if your luck is like mine.

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Clarity is more important than colour.


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From what I understand they want the $15.00 color this year.

Re: Fisher Color Grades [Re: Oley] #7532294
03/19/22 09:01 AM
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I find the most valuable color is always the fisher pelt that is least pretty to me. Lol

I only caught five this year because I didnít wish to catch a whole bunch but every one is a different colour.

Re: Fisher Color Grades [Re: Boco] #7532310
03/19/22 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Boco
Clarity is more important than colour.


Can you define what is meant by clarity in fisher ? Thanks in advance.

Re: Fisher Color Grades [Re: Oley] #7532321
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sm to med females always seem to bring top dollar if i remember correctly the two i put in top lots where drk

Re: Fisher Color Grades [Re: Oley] #7532368
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I too would like a definition of clarity.

Re: Fisher Color Grades [Re: Squash] #7532761
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In grading fur,clarity refersto the amount of reddish or yellowish brown tint in the underfur of the back..
Clear fur has a steel gray/blue underfur with no yellowish or reddish band.
The varying amounts of yellow/red in the underfur is sorted out as slightly off,off,and badly off and the worst is designated as stained.

Last edited by Boco; 03/19/22 07:53 PM.

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Re: Fisher Color Grades [Re: Oley] #7533984
03/20/22 10:17 PM
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Thanks Boco... I will never catch one, but the knowledge is always interesting to me.

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