Below you will find a brief description of the most common different types of fur and how to tell what they are. The type of fur used can determine the price and value of a fur coat because not all furs are created the same.
It is very soft and has a gray to slate blue color.
It is very dense and creamy. Coyote fur is usually used for jackets for men. The color is either tan or gray.
It is white with black tips. Ermine is a type of weasel, and the fur is extremely silky.
This fur is long, dark and shiny.
It is lightweight and shiny it has a wavy pattern to it with hair that is long and curly. It's mostly white in color but can also be gray, black or brown.
It is white and furry.
It is long silky fur with it's color ranging from gold to dark brown.
It is coarse, very woolly and short in nature. Opossums are mainly used for men's coats or liners.
It is grooved and medium in length.
It is a very thick fu and it is very dense and durable. It is usually gray or black with silver tips.
It is light and silky. Sables are the most expensive furs in the world because it is so rare and extremely shiny.
It is light amber brown with dark-colored markings. Besides the color It looks similar to the raccoon fur but this is the Japanese version.
It is long haired and has gray guardhair and creamy underfur
Dark rich brown, Scottish. The American Marten is different - more golden and fluffier.
Beaver can be dyed or natural (usually natural for vintage items). Glossy and hardwearing.