Finished Pelts

Basically Bush suppliers of quality fur product’s to you from the forests of New Zealand.

We have the capacity to process 200,000 pelts annually. We can consign large numbers on receipt of forward orders. We have the ability to dye small volumes for niche markets.

Finished Pelts

Finished Pelts are Alum Dressed or Chrome Tanned as per your requirements.
Possum is a mid-range manufacturing fur. It is ideal for trim, linings and accessories. It also has many applications for home decor, it can be manufactured into throws and cushions. It dyes well in all colours, and can be bleached. When dyed and shorn to 15-20 mm it has a very similar appearance to mink. The leather is strong, and stitches well.

Quality Assurance Guaranteed

Basically Bush Ltd harvests, procures, processes and finishes all their possum fur skins to a high quality standard. The leather is both strong and uncompromised.
We Guarantee that the size, grade and fur meets the quality criteria outlined below. We will replace any skin within 14 days of delivery, that does not meet the quality, size or grade criteria of the product ordered.

Dressed Possum Skin Specifications

Our focus is on only dressing the top 20% of pelts harvested to ensure the best quality pelts for our customers.

All grades are available, but our focus is on only dressing the top 20% of pelts harvested. The remainder are used as fur fibre in the manufacture of yarn.
Possum is a wild fur, and as such has flaws, and variable fur length and density. This is why we are very careful about what we select for processing. All pelts are re graded after processing to ensure that our customers receive the grade and quality that they ordered.


X Large
Length - A minimum of 56cm from the base of the tail to the ear holes
Length - A minimum of 51cm from the base of the tail to the ear holes 
Length - A minimum of 43cm from the base of the tail to the ear holes
NB: The amount of stretch in a pelt varies from pelt to pelt


1st Grade       
Fur: No sign of re growth have good shine, good density and even fur length. 
Pelt: May contain minor flaws
2nd Grade      
Fur: Minor re growth evident, good shine, even fur length
Pelt: Some repair work required
3rd Grade      
Fur - More Sparce, more uneven fur length and density.
NB: These are wild fur skins and as such each one will be different. Please appreciate them for their individuality!

Dressed Possum Skin Pricing

Prices are negotiable on:
  • Availability of skins
  • Demand for skins
  • Quantity of skins ordered

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