I guess there are abnormal, sub-standard and irregular butts.....
Joking aside.... You should be fine. The butt end is not close to the shank/hock end....The fat cap won't be real heavy 1/4" at most, and most always butts are skinless.
Picnics on the other hand usually come with skin, and include the shank and sometimes some of the hock. Although most hocks you see in the stores are from a rear leg. It's not as confusing as it sounds.
BTW, I buy all my butts from Sam's. They used to be from Excel and now I believe they come from IBP,.. both are good quality.
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