Those rabbit breeders who are engaged in breeding rabbits breeds selfish direction, it is necessary to learn how to make skins at home. Slaughter animals, in order to obtain high-quality skins, can not be performed during moulting rabbits.
Skinning The most common way to remove is “stocking”. In this case, the rabbit carcass is suspended from the hind limbs and freshened, with the help of a sharpened knife. In order not to damage the skin, it is necessary to cut the joints, the perineum and the inner side of the shins. Next, the tail, ears and forelegs, wrists are cut off. The skin is caught in the region of the hips and stretches to the bottom. To remove the skin from the head and paws, it is cut near the mouth, eyes and nostrils. If you stretch the product, the fur will become too rare.
Processing The skins are suspended, and in this state it should be in the course of an hour. Then tendons, muscles, fat are carefully cut off, and the skin is stretched to a special device called a rule. Fixing the rule, fat is removed from the skin, by making movements from top to bottom. Degreasing skins, it is wiped with deciduous sawdust or gasoline. If it was not possible to avoid the formation of holes, they should be sewn with thin threads of the same color, while the edges are stacked strictly back to back.
Preserving Treated animal skins must be stored for further dressing. For this purpose, one of the methods for preserving skins is used. Most amateur rabbit breeders use a fresh-dry method. Skins of rabbits are stretched on wooden corks with fur inside, fixed with small nails. After hanging for three days in a room with good ventilation. Properly dried rabbit skin will look like a cardboard, with the preservation of flexibility. After it should be packed together with the antimony.
Technology Soak the rabbit skin in forty-degree water for a few hours, then the water is slightly salted and kept in it for up to 12 hours, occasionally stirring. Then they should be hung to make the glass water, and proceed with the fizzing. Skins are placed on a blank and scraped with a blunt knife. At the end of the procedure, the skins are washed in warm water, with the addition of a detergent, rinsed in clean water and hung out until it is completely dry.
When piklevanii, skins should be soaked in a warm water solution, consisting of vinegar and salt, for a period of five hours to several days. After that, the blanks are stacked for a day, one on top of another, under a press and you can start tanning. Usually, the willow bark is boiled and rubbed with a liquid a few times a day with hourly intervals. Skins are dried, and rubbed with salt twice a day.
Two or three days they are fattened-moistened with a mixture of laundry soap, melted animal fat and ammonia for six hours. Dried on the rules, crumple and carefully stretched. Fur, well combed, rubbed with chalk and chalk. Wipe the fur, for example, with technical alcohol, again comb, and – the skins are ready for use.
Processing of rabbit skins