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Question for all you genetics knowledgeable people out there. On gray horses as they fade out, sometimes they will develop "fleabites" where their base color remains in small spots. I have always just heard that referred to as a fleabitten gray. I was recently told that there are different terms that are more descriptive depending on what color the fleabites are; palomino, chesnut, black, etc. Does anyone know if this is true or what the terms may be?
 

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My first pony was a fleabitten grey and I used to ride an Arab that was fleabitten grey, neither of them 'faded' from another shade of grey. I do know a mare who was a very dark dapple grey who has now faded to fleabitten grey.

Don't think I've ever seen anything other that brown 'freckles' on a white coat ...
 

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I have a gray that has some buckskin fleabites that are showing up as he fades and I was just wondering if there was anything to what this guy told me about there being different names for the different color fleabites.
 
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