Awn hair

Awn hair

Awn hairs are the intermediate hairs in a mammal's coat. They are shorter than the guard hairs and longer than the down hairs. They help with insulation and protect the down hairs underneath. Most of the visible coat is made of this kind of hair.

ee also

*Coat (animal) for a general discussion of coats
*Coat (dog) for details about dog coats
*Guard hair
*Down hair

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