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Giant compound hair follicles

Normally, these tufts are found around the rabbit's cheek and jaw area.

"As the hair shafts reach the surface the compound follicle is subdivided by fibrous septa into smaller groups which surround the large outer-coat hair. Each of these smaller groups of undercoat hairs penetrate the skin through a common follicle opening, whereas the outercoat hair has a separate opening."[1]


Max sporting a tuft.
Baxter's tufts.
A few tufts from x.
A tuft from Howdy, the rescued Continental Giant.

See also