Marmot is native to North America, Europe and Asia. The American marmot (better known as woodchuck or groundhog) isn’t used for fur. Marmot that is used for fur comes from Russia and China. The hair tends to be coarse, although the guard hairs are silky and the underfur is thick. It’s bluish in color before hibernation and yellowish afterwards. Although it may be used in its naturally bluish color, it may also be dyed to resemble mink. Marmot is reasonably durable and not expensive.