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"Lemon Coloring"

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Ty just turned 5 months old and it appears that his areas of "lemon" are actually getting a bit more noticeable. I am not really sure if this is because his hair has gotten longer or the areas have gotten bigger or they have actually gotten darker. I do not plan to show him, am going neuter him and will adore him no matter what color he is. But I am curious, if he is going to turn white at what age would it be?
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Catcher didn't have any lemon at all, whereas Kallie and my first Malt, Rosebud, had a little on their ears as puppies, but it went away as they got older.
Originally posted by puppymom@Aug 8 2005, 01:01 PM
It never occurred to me that some of the snow withes might be bleached!!  I also just recently read that unlike most hair maltese hair will continue to grow from the en(most hair grows from the root) which explains why some of the hair is white on the end and lemon at the root!
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That subject was discussed on here a few months ago. Down in to the thread are some great links from JMM. Basically, hair grows from the root in everyone. The info in the thread mentions that a good way to understand this is that if you dye your hair or your malt's hair, the new color comes in from the root rather than from the ends. Here is the thread.
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