I'm just wondering what you guys think. Whenever I think of chestnut with flaxen, I always think of a chestnut coloured horse with an extremely light blonde-like mane. The other day I was reading another thread on a mare that people thought was chestnut with flaxen that didn't have the super light mane and it got me to thinking. This is my mare "Sam" that I grew up with. She always did have a light-ish mane and tail in comparison to her body, but I never thought of her as flaxen. She died in 2004, so this is really just for fun. I know these pictures aren't the best, but unfortunately the best that I have. With her mane being on the right, most photos were taken of her and I with me standing, of course, on her left and these are all scans rather than digital.
Also, does anyone know anything about the genetics behind flaxen? Is it an extension to the red factor, or just a varying shade that's the same genetically like a liver chestnut? Thanks for your thoughts!
P.S. I will give you $1 000 000 internet dollars if you can guess who the foal is in some of the pictures.
She's about 7 months pregnant in this picture and not happy about it.