Blue in the tail...?

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        05-17-2010, 04:45 PM
    Blue in the tail...?

    Just recently I have been grooming Jester and he has started to grow blue /purple hairs in his tail. Like, bright blue. I know this isn't right. I looked around for things that might cause it to get dyed in the pasture but nothing, and I can't wash it out! I scrubbed and nothing has happened. Its like its actually a part of the tail. I'll try and get pictures here soon.

    Any ideas?
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        05-17-2010, 04:53 PM
    Is it one of those black/blues? That's all I can think of.
        05-17-2010, 05:16 PM
    Only thing I can think of is that they are grey hairs that are icky from being pooped on. I have an appaloosa and he has a mixture of colors in his tail and sometimes i'm surprised if a couple of strans look blue or greenish... but after a good wash it comes out.
        05-17-2010, 09:17 PM
    Any grooming sprays you're using at all?
    I sent my horses tail purple once with a coloured shampoo and it wouldn't wash out for weeks Looked cool though!
        05-17-2010, 09:40 PM
    Amir -

    Yeah, actually, I think that could be it. I recently bought and tried out a new spray that is supposed to whiten the whites in tails. Maybe that was it. It is kind of a blue cream color.
        05-19-2010, 08:48 AM
    It looks nice. No probs thanks
        05-26-2010, 10:06 AM
    Green Broke
    To the OP - I would almost bet the spray you used is causing it - a lot of whitening products use a form of blueing to brighten whites. You probably have some staining from that. Since it wont rinse out, either you might have used it a little too heavily, or it's not a very good one. It will grow out after a time!
        05-26-2010, 10:16 AM
    Yes......I'll maybe just stop using the spray. It was kind of cheap so I bet its not very good. I didn't use too much on the poor guy

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