Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!

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Re: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!

Post by Johnno » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:46 pm

I’ve always thought the spaniel hair was part of the original recipe. And it would be from the English Spaniel, not those dreadful looking American things ;)
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Re: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!

Post by Bazzer69 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:53 pm

One things for sure, Rams Scrotum hair is the essential ingredient. I suspect the Spaniel hair is only need if the Rams wool was not urined stained enough. The red could be from a couple of sources, the likely candidate being mohair the next being seal. I can understand why cream baby seal would be added given the colour of the Rams wool
Sorry to beat this to death and take up bandwidth, but I feel the need to be certain. TIC
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Re: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!

Post by Bazzer69 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:54 am

Theroe wrote:Barry - I also added some polar bear underfur...I have this old piece that is a crimson red. My mix looks very close to the original pictured in Bills post...im sending you a sample, so you can be the judge!
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if I didn't thank you before please accept my many thanks now!
I don't have any PB but i do have some scarlet seal.
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Re: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!

Post by Bazzer69 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:12 am

I’ve secured a supply of very nice soft cream seals fur. Now all I need is the Spaniel fur and I’ve got everything to make the original recipe Tups dubbing,
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Re: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!

Post by Theroe » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:40 am

Smuggler wrote:ImageTups Wool by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/155459457@N03/]

Barry's Tups Wool score.

Nice one!
You know, that looks like a roasted chicken breast in a chafing dish ...... :!: :!:
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Re: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!

Post by Bazzer69 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:33 am

Theroe wrote:
Smuggler wrote:ImageTups Wool by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/155459457@N03/]

Barry's Tups Wool score.

Nice one!
You know, that looks like a roasted chicken breast in a chafing dish ...... :!: :!:
Lol, it doesn’t smell like chicken!
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Re: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!

Post by hankaye » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:14 pm

Howdy All;
Bazzer69 wrote:
Theroe wrote:
Smuggler wrote:ImageTups Wool by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/155459457@N03/]

Barry's Tups Wool score.

Nice one!
You know, that looks like a roasted chicken breast in a chafing dish ...... :!: :!:
Lol, it doesn’t smell like chicken!
Probably doesn't taste like Chicken either ...

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Re: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!

Post by Theroe » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:57 pm

Everything tastes like chicken !!
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Found Lemon Spaniel!

Post by Bazzer69 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:03 pm

I have the final ingredient for the original Tups dubbing as published back in the thirties. Lemon Spaniel! I was at my local archery club weekly indoor shoot and lo and behold one of the members showed up with a twelve week old English Spaniel. What makes this more rare is that in California you cannot legally purchase a though breed dog. He is a lovely colour and he’s agreed to donate a little of his lovely soft coat!
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Re: Rams Scrotum wool for Tups Dubbing, it really exists!

Post by Theroe » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:40 am

Barry - I for one cant wait to see your final product. Dana
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