VEG TAN COWHIDEVEG TAN COWHIDE Vegetable tanned cowhide leather (5oz wt) is being used by many falconers and Raptor rehabilitators for making anklets, jesses and leashes. This leather is very strong and liked very well for its thickness and overall strength. If you have a Red-tailed hawk, Ferruginous hawks, Eagles, Great Horded owls and Eagle Owls or any large birds of this size, this leather will work very well. (Sold by the square ft, or a half hide. (Leather comes in dark brown color only and is a thickness of 5oz wt or inches would be equal to 3/16" thickness.) We use this same cowhide leather to make all of our eagle, Owl and large Red tail size birds anklets, leashes and heavy duty jesses. Please note all cowhide should be greased well before making equipment. We recommend Jess grease or Nutureseal.