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Sexing a pelt by pookyns-5 Sexing a pelt by pookyns-5
Somebody's ask me on how to tell their pelt's gender. I've had it asked before.

Something I've put together using Friendly, Larkspur, Snowback and one of my coyotes lol. Sometimes it's easy and obvious to sex a pelt and sometimes not. It depends on how it is skinned. Sometimes it is all cut off. Sometimes just the balls or sometimes they go the whole nine yards and cut all the way around the mid stomach and toss it off.

The males usually have a nugget of thick skin right near the tummy, same area like on your pet male dog. Sometimes it has a darker shade of red then the rest of the stomach like on Friendly's tummy here lol. Cuz they lick it. Sometimes, like on the coyote, they leave all the junk behind including ballsack. I'm not sure if all pelts come with a sheath tube like that one has LOL. Maybe it's cut off sometimes.

On the females it is a slit. It's distinquishable from a knife cut as it has some black skin around the opening. Like the male it can also be a darker reddish color to the fur as well. Sometimes if the wolf has whelped and nursed the stomach will be more bare and nipples noticeable. Sometimes the vulva is cut off like on Snowback, if the lower belly is smooth with no sign of sheath then it is likely female.
Most pelts not cut for taxidermy won't have a butthole in it. The female parts are easy to tell from their butthole as the butt has much less fur lol.

Hope this helps somewhat.
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CriminalSpirit Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well now I know :XD: Lolsies, dat  ball sack.
HowlingWolf711 Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!!! Thanks so much!!! The wolf I want to sex is back in my parents house, so when I go back for the holidays I'll be able to sex it. My original thought was female but I'll see! :)
NightsGem Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Had this asked to me so many times... I tell people if their pelt has the abdomen cut off, turn it inside out and check for teats.
I lol'd a bit. XD

I'm always hardcore petting my pelts down when I get them if it's hard to tell. Usually a quick pet and viola :XD:

I DID have a male fox that was 100% mountable but only had sheath and no balls.. o.O at all..
pookyns-5 Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL I dunno why they cut off the balls for. XD
I think his was actually natural, that's why I was like WAT. ;_;

I had been told about foxes being that way.. he was teeny BUT THE SOFTEST FOX I HAD EVER TOUCHED! As soft as a friggin ranched fox @.@..
Kaltiaem Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds weird, but maybe he was neutered? .3. He coulda been a zoo fox or something... idk xD
Toni was a wildie!! that's why I was like O.O
Kaltiaem Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting o.o Poor guy, LOL
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