Hair

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Giant compound hair follicles

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

From Whiteley's article Giant Compound Hair Follicles in the Skin of the Rabbit: [1]

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.


Examples:

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

See also

References

  1. Whiteley, HJ. (1958). Giant Compound Hair Follicles in the Skin of the Rabbit. Retrieved 30 Apr 2019 from https://www.nature.com/articles/181850a0.