The State Breeding Fur Warm called Pushinsky, just a few miles off the town of Pushkinsky in the north of Moscow region was founded in 1928 and today it is a major supplier of furs to the home and international markets.
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Background: The State Breeding Fur Warm called Pushinsky, just a few miles off the town of Pushkinsky in the north of Moscow region was founded in 1928 and today it is a major supplier of furs to the home and international markets. Since its foundation the firm have produced more than one million pelts of sables, blue fox, mink, fox...
Considerable proportion of pelts is exported. Over the last decade more than 300,000 pelts have been auctioned at Leningrad and London.
The farm is unique both in the Soviet Union and elsewhere for breeding the dark cable in captivity. It has six subsidiary farms in Siberia and European USSR.
There are 10,000 dark sables here at the moment with females numbering 2,5 thousand.
The sable is a cross-breed and is not to be found in wild nature. The cross-breeding operation took 40 years.
Its size is twice that of the ordinary one with the pelt of darker and cleaner texture.
Its pelt fetched Grand ???, gold medal, at the Leipzig International Fair a few years ago for its exceptional quality.
Dark sables in natural conditions can be found in the Soviet Union's Siberia, the Altai ???, the Urals and in Sahalin island. All in all there are not more than 15 thousand dark sables in the world biologists believe. To hunt the sable in the USSR calls for a ??? and if one is a professional hunter.
The sable feeds oath on ??? rodents and berries or nuts and makes its home in coniferous forests. In captivity it feeds on canned meat, fish, berries.
Unlike many other animals the sable's pregnancy lasts nine months and females produce or six and sometimes 6 small ones.
Now that the 40-year-old black sable experiment is over the farm works on producing sables with coloured pelts.