Guard Hair


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Guard Hair

 

in mammals, the upper coat formed of long, relatively straight hairs that are slender at the base and thickened toward the tip. The guard hair is twice as long as the underfur. There are several different types of guard hair, which are distinguished according to the thickness and microscopic structure of the individual hairs.

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albiventer being a deep chestnut-red with creamy-white guard hairs scattered on half its back, with a few distributed on the shoulders and head, that of P.
The dark appearance comes from long, nearly black guard hairs that may touch the ground, but the muskox is actually a colorful animal, with nearly white legs and a pale saddle patch where the underlayer of soft wool shows through the guard hairs.
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