dog hair under a microscope
This is done by hoofpic I just copies the info from the horse forum.
Ok first one is 50 cent..a choc/brown...
As you can see the follicle is very slightly colored. The light pigment darkens along the shaft and with some hairs quite dark.
And YES the pigment is loading to one side (as a dun horse does) in more than half the hairs..!! The tips also clear.
Ok a blue...Clear
Ok a blue...Clear follicles and is clear for at least a 1/3 of the shaft ( you can see also with the naked eye that it is clear near the follicle then "colors"
Then these huge ovoids!
The pigment is close to the medulla and the ovoids. Tips are clearish but still has a "dirty" look.
So what I would like to know is if this clears anything up for you Daylene is on if brown is a dilution or a modifier??? Or are the pictures just interesting???
f the first one (50 cents) was a horse I would have to say it was a bay or darkish red dun... BUT... the follicle is slightly pigmented so that would usually indicate no dilution.
I think this follows what horsegen said in that brown is not a dilution.
Of course the pics are extremely interesting!
.....very interesting. I had a member of another forum I belong to "Decker terrier" read our dicussion on brown and she put it like this....chocolate is not lighter version of black it's the complete absence of black.