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The pelage of juveniles is usually finer and softer than the pelage of adults.

There is a gradual change in the color of the pelage from north to south.

On most of these mammals the pelage is the finest during November and December.

Specimens in the summer pelage are much to be desired from Fort Franklin.

The winter pelage is brown in all specimens at most localities.

The skin, in brown winter pelage, is stuffed and in good condition.

Of the 40 specimens seen in winter pelage, only one is white.

Of the 21 specimens in winter pelage, 17 are white and four are brown.

The skin is complete, fairly well made, and in summer pelage.

Judged by: These qualities, and general condition of body and pelage.

WORD ORIGIN

"coat of a mammal," from French pelage "hair or wool of an animal" (16c.), from Old French pel "hair," from Latin pilus "hair" (see pile (n.3)).

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