Quick anatomy question

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by PatS, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. PatS

    PatS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Northern Califonia
    When eviscerating a chicken, there is ribbed tissue just under (while the chicken is on its back) the intestine at the vent. It does not seem to be a part of the digestive system as it is alway clean. It is on both male and female chickens.

    Does this part of the anatomy have a name? (I call it "the flower.") Does it have a function?

    Thanks, anatomists!

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