Miss Roaster is our 3 year old EE hen. Her new, post moult facial feathers and beard are coming in with white tipped spangles on their ends! At first I thought, "what ash have you gotten into?" and when it wouldn't brush away, I looked closely to see if the white spots were mites or lice. But Nope. It's spangles: This was her, about 2 years ago: Is this a form of "going gray", or something like the white-gray muzzle on an older labrador retriever?