Well..I am sure Vega is going through his coat change. According to his breeder his sister "Ziva" just started her coat change as well so this seems about right (and might wanna watch out on Zephyr!! he should probably be going through it soon as well i would imagine).
Anyhow, I think his light color is finally coming through, will his coat all be this color because it would seem this is more silver than blue to me..but i've never had a standard. If he stays darker great, if he turns into this lighter color that would just be beautiful!
On to pics.. and yes I shaved his ears and top knot. I am a wuss and not going to deal with long coat at all when going through a coat change. I'd rather shave it off and let it grow back! I hope he will have the coarse thick hair like his sister Ziva..Dodger has that really soft adult coat which is nice to feel and looks good with her trim but i'd like to do a german trim on Vega or maybe even one day a contental... who knows, i'm a groomer when I get bored i get creative with my own dogs..lol
Look on the pics especially around his ears, thats the color im talking about that just started coming through.