Is it normal for hens to have whiskers in their nether floof?

nuthatched

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Hi, I noticed that 2 or 3 if my Plymouth rocks have whiskers in their floof on the back. They're not near the vent area, they're farther down. They're a good 2" longer than the floor, some have bad split ends. (Trim and condition, ladies!)
I've never seen this before in any chicken I had. (Maybe I didn't notice)
Thank you.
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All the chickens I've ever had always have these hairs.
Location of these hairs are Abdomen(Where the butt fluff is), wings, breasts, thighs, & back.

It's more noticeable when plucking a bird.
 

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I can’t answer your question but I love fluffy butts so I had to like your post. :lau
I’ve never noticed butt whiskers on any of my girls!
90% of my chicken pictures are from the back...I could make a calender. 🤔 I bet I could market those, now that I think about it...
All the chickens I've ever had always have these hairs.
Location of these hairs are Abdomen(Where the butt fluff is), wings, breasts, thighs, & back.

It's more noticeable when plucking a bird.
We always skinned our chickens, so no plucking necessary.
Thanks for your information ! :]
 

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