There's a deal on fake tails, so I'm getting a tapered 26" 1/2 lb to show my yearling in 2013. She is sorrel on top and flaxen underneath. What would be your preferred color choice for her tail, or should I have one made in a certain way?
I think I would go with sorrel. The flaxen could be too eye catching. You want to be noticed, but not for a tail that stands out too much. Plus I don't think the flaxen looks like this youngsters final hair color.
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I keep waiting for Lily to grow out of her flaxen, but she still has it. She has a lot of white inside her buttcheeks and roaning at the base of her tail. I can't tell if she's actually two-toned or if she'll grow out of it... I might do a light sorrel with a little flax mixed in.
At the suggestion of the tail maker, I looked at her roots to make sure the flaxen wasn't sunbleached sorrel baby hair. It turns out her tail has sorrel roots on the top, and flaxen roots on the bottom. I think if the roots of the hair underneath are flaxen, it's a good chance that it's her natural hair color?
Thinking about special ordering a light flaxen with a medium sorrel center.
Do any of you genetics people have an idea why there is two different expressions on the root of the tail? I always thought that sabinos/rabicanos could effect the tail hair... but I'm not sure. :/