These Black Gold Water Buffalo skins are well-loved in our drumming community. They are thick, highly dense, cleanly-fleshed and deliver smooth tones. The deep black color pairs very nicely with any conga. These have been incorrectly marketed as mule skin for some time in the community.
Our friends at a leading agricultural university have partnered with us in DNA testing all of our skins. Black Gold “Mule” tested with no markers for mule, horse or donkey. Furthermore, the report stated the samples we sent do have bovine markers. So our beloved Black Gold “Mule” turns out to be probably water buffalo or cow skin. Isn’t science fun? We think so.
Skins are 20″ diameter. mule