Horn color

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  1. Dawg2019

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    This has probably been in a previous thread, but here goes. When I took my impala the horns were a brown/rust color, I looked back at pictures to confirm this. But now, after getting animals back from taxidermist they are a dark almost black color, what’s up? Can I take them back to the original brown?
     
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    I believe this is due to 2 factors primarily. One is the application of disinfectant to allow importation ("dip"). The other is that there has likely been an oil applied, often teak oil, to prevent cracking/splitting/peeling of the horny laminae we refer to as horns.
     

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    rusty brown colouring will be due in large part to.....
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    After you clean the dirt off. Not so much.
     
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    Let's see the before and after pictures!
     

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