Hello - this is the earlier plume that does hang down in front & came with it - which is why I did not mount it on the helm -as it would have obscured most of the helmet.
After I am able to present photos -I will show the original EinJahrig uniform and this busby&plume which came together. ca 1970. Also an original hussar photo which shows the hanging plumes , which were worn until 1903 -- the date on the photo. More busbies to follow( eventually) regards AHZ