True black, smoky black, fading black
Soo, I was having a conversation the other day about black horses, and nobody could seem to agree on the fading aspect. A few questions came up.
Do true black horses sun bleach?
Is smoky black and fading black the same thing? If not, what's the difference?
For example, my horse is black. During the summer I don't do anything to keep her that way and she bleaches out to look a very dark bay. Would this make her a fading black, or smoky black... Or are they the same? She couldn't be a true black, right? I don't know much about black color genetics, and I'd like to learn more!
Also something I just thought of. I know in middle school it was all the rage to get Peroxide or lemon juice, lather up your hands and streak it through your hair, and then sunbathe - and it would give you "highlights" in your hair. Could I do this with a horse? Because it would be fun to paint a design on Clem's butt and have it bleach lighter.