Smooth and lustrous as if polished
The head is short, and the coat silky and wavy.
The existing Oriental varieties are in most cases characterized by silky hair.
The Russian are smaller, but more silky and, as now dyed, make a cheap and fair substitute for sable.
The coat is short, thick and silky, and the tail is long and tapering..
It forms silky crystals which melt at 6° C., and boil at about 144° C. with decomposition.