I decided to make a thread for all those grey doubtfuls out there to show my own example of the progression and stages of grey. So feel free to also share yours!
This is 4 year old AQHA Aust N Flowers, or Holly, as I call her. I am posting the pictures of her from birth until now and so on to show how amazing grey can be in changing even week to week!
I'll post the pics with approximate age and month if I can remember as well as the time of day so you can make your judgments on how the sun may be affecting the picture quality.
Day 1 - Birth, Sorrel with a star and sock, obviously taken at night.
Approx. 12-15 months old - By now you can start to see the beginnings of the grey affecting her coat. This is also when the first appearance of her spots occured.
Here you can see the first oval spot that she still has on her left rump side. =)
Going on 2 now. Greying is progressing pretty fast now.
This was Holly on the day I went to see her for the first time. This photo was taken in November of 2011. I call this her "steel" stage. Shows the spot on her left side again. 3 years old here.
This was taken in December of 2011. She's already changing again at this point. My first experience with her shade changes. She appears more "roany" to me at this point.
This is Holly back when the grass first started coming in. So approx February of 2012. Again, taken around 3-4 pm. This is the bluer stage she went through before beginning to lighten up again.
4 years of age (May 2012), taken in the shade of the stall. These are the increased spots she's developed. You can also compare the color of her tail as opposed to her sorrel stage.
May 2012 - 4 years of age - Taken same day as the above butt view. Taken around 3 pm.
I'll take some new pics today. In the pasture yesterday I noticed that she's sporting another round of reddish/yellow hues in her coat. Never gets boring with a grey!
Anyone else have some drastic coat changes in their greys they wanna share??