Fur Plucker

Remove guard hairs from pelts of fur-bearing animals.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $50,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Fur Pluckers do?

Removes guard hairs from pelts of fur-bearing animals, such as beavers, nutrias, and rabbits, to enhance appearance of finished pelts, using fur plucking device: Wraps forward edge of pelt around rod of movable frame to expose hairs for plucking. Starts device and pushes frame towards rotary head that plucks guard hairs, taking care not to damage shorter hairs in pelt. Wraps remainder of pelt around rod to facilitate complete removal of coarse hairs from pelts. May pluck hairs from pelts, using beaming knife.


Should I be a Fur Plucker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Burr Picker, Felt Hooker, Fur Comber, Fur Feeder, Fur Matcher, Fur Pointer, Fur Polisher, Fur Puller, Fur Scraper See More

    How to become a Fur Plucker

    Fur Pluckers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Fur Plucker-related education!
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