01-02-2012, 03:45 PM
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Silver dapples do not have a flaxen mane and tail because the pale coloration of those areas are part of the color itself. You wouldn't say "he's a bay with a black mane and tail", because a black mane and tail are a given on a bay horse. Same with a silver dapple, the pale mane and tail are a given.
I have to agree with Po on the other note, color should be the extreme last thing on the list of things to consider before breeding.
1) make sure both the sire and dam have solid, sound conformation that compliments each other
2) make sure both the sire and dam have good temperaments
3) make sure both the sire and dam are proven at some discipline, preferably the same discipline or 2 that compliment each other
4) make sure that the foal is registerable in a recognized registry
If the combination of quality mare and stud also carry the possibility of throwing a silver dapple, then awesome, but getting a silver dapple foal wouldn't mean much if it was born with horrid conformation and a crappy temperament.