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0003352Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Itemspublic2010-10-01 15:492012-03-04 08:04
Malibu Stacey 
Toady One 
0003352: Animal hair has no use
When butchering/slaughtering livestock or hunter kills you will get "hair" items from some animals which has no use what so ever currently.
Start Fortress mode.
Define an indoor refuse pile which accepts only animal parts.
Butcher/Slaughter some animals either from tame livestock or hunting.
Not sure what it could be used for. Perhaps or decorating crafts and/or weaving into cloth?
related to 0001669new  Butchered Crundle scales (maybe others) cannot be tanned 
Issue History
2010-10-01 15:49Malibu StaceyNew Issue
2010-10-01 15:56Malibu StaceyNote Added: 0013104
2010-10-01 17:54Dame de la LicorneNote Added: 0013107
2010-10-01 17:56Dame de la LicorneNote Edited: 0013107bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0013107#r5079
2010-10-01 18:23Malibu StaceyNote Added: 0013108
2010-10-01 19:16kwielandNote Added: 0013109
2010-11-16 07:08FootkerchiefTag Attached: Intentional/Expected?
2010-12-26 14:23DwarfuRelationship addedrelated to 0001669
2010-12-26 14:24DwarfuNote Added: 0014706
2010-12-26 21:37FootkerchiefNote Added: 0014715
2010-12-26 21:37FootkerchiefTag Attached: Fixed in 0.31.19?
2011-02-28 13:55greycatNote Added: 0015581
2011-02-28 16:03FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2011-02-28 16:03FootkerchiefFixed in Version => 0.31.19
2011-02-28 16:03FootkerchiefResolutionopen => fixed
2011-02-28 16:03FootkerchiefAssigned To => Toady One
2012-03-04 08:04DwarfuTag Detached: Fixed in 0.31.19?

Malibu Stacey   
2010-10-01 15:56   
As hooves, horns, shells, nails & teeth are all able to be made into crafts or for decoration hair should probably follow suit.
Dame de la Licorne   
2010-10-01 17:54   
(edited on: 2010-10-01 17:56)
In the real world, animal hair is used to make rope and cloth, namely from horse/donkey/mule hair or sheep wool and angora goats and rabbits are bred to make angora wool (Angora sweaters, anyone?). Certain breeds of horses are raised specifically for their hair, which is used to make horse-hair blankets (primarily in the old Soviet Union, though I'm sure it happens elsewhere as well).

Edit: So this probably falls more in the realm of suggestions, rather than bugs.

Malibu Stacey   
2010-10-01 18:23   
It becomes a bug when you have tons of the stuff cluttering your fort & you're forced to constantly dump it just to stop it taking up space in your refuse stockpiles. It doesn't rot so even moving it to a refuse stockpile outside won't help, you will eventually fill it up no matter how big the stockpile is unless you mark them all for dumping.
2010-10-01 19:16   
Scale is another thing that might belong in this discussion.
2010-12-26 14:24   
Adding a relation to 0001669 because these are all tissue layers that aren't currently being used.
2010-12-26 21:37   
This will probably become "no change required" in 0.31.19.
2011-02-28 13:55   
Indeed -- hair has a use now in 0.31.19.