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Flaxen only expresses on red. Silver (dapple) on expresses on black. Silver Dapple will usually give you a pale (silver) mane and tail, not always and some darken with age, but usually.
breeding two flaxen chestnuts together will usually give you a flaxen chestnut (though not always and some darken with age).
They are two separate color/genes, and you really won't get a horse exhibiting both as they work on two separate base colors.
To get a silver dapple foal you would need to test the stallion (and or mare) and pick one that is homozygous for black (and agouti if you want to make sure the foal is silver dapple bay, no agouti if you want black). And, most stallions are not homozygous for Silver Dapple, so you'd have a 50/50 chance.
Last edited by Tapperjockey; 01-02-2012 at 07:36 PM.