Originally Posted by Chiilaa
Yes, this seems to be the pattern. More as they age.
That's good to know. I had always heard that they get whiter with age. So I assumed that meant the flea bits went away too, but then someone else told me they got more flea bits as they age, and I was kind of like "huh?" Because I had never heard that before. So it's neat to hear someone else say that.
I've had two adult grays, and now my (almost) yearling is going gray too. I think he will be a slow color changer, based on his Mom, and that he seems to be changing rather slowly thus far.
His momma is 17 and still has a few dapples here and there.
The two adult grays I've had (his mom and an Arabian) I haven't been able to tell if they were getting more flea bits or not. The Arabian didn't have a ton of them, and I've only had momma mare for about 1 1/2 years.
So here is my 17 yr old Fox Trotter and her graying baby. You really can't even tell the baby is graying except for the close-ups. No one ever believes he's a gray in photos. I guess I wouldn't either, except in person he has all these funny white hairs.