An extremely rare incident occurred on a farm on the Italian island of Sardinia. The dog gave birth to a green puppy due to a rare pigment event that occurred in the mother’s womb.
An extremely rare event occurred on a farm on the Italian island of Sardinia. One of the puppies of a dog that gave birth to 8 puppies was born green due to a rare pigment event that occurs in the mother’s womb.
An extremely unique event took place on the Italian island of Sardinia that stunned those who saw it. A pregnant dog that gave birth on a farm gave birth to 8 healthy puppies, but one of the puppies was born green due to a rare pigment event.
According to Reuters, farmer Cristian Mallocci, who was stunned after the incident in his farm, named the puppy born in green “Pistachio”.
Stating that the newborn dogs are extremely healthy, Mallocci announced that he adopted the other 7 puppies but adopted ‘Pistachio ‘themselves.
‘HOPE HAS BEEN FOR US’
However, it was commented that the color of “Pistachio” would change after a while. The farmer said that he would deliver the green puppy to his mother and train the sheep to guard them.
Mallocci said that during the difficult days when they were struggling with the coronavirus, the birth of the Pistachio ‘was hope for them and they believed that the puppy would bring luck, and the green puppy was sent by the god to make the believers smile.
FIRST GREEN DOG BORN THIS YEAR
A similar incident occurred on January 17, when a German shepherd gave birth to a green puppy in North Carolina, USA. Noticing that one of the eight puppies of his Gypsy dog was green, Shana Stamey named the puppy ‘Hulk’. Making a statement regarding the incident, Stamey said, “He was very active and your sled looked. That’s why I named him Hulk ”. Stamey’s family thought of the names ‘Gremlib’ and ‘Pistachio’ for the puppy.
HOW DOES PIGMENT CHANGE OCCUR IN PUPPIES?
The color change in puppies is caused by a bile pigment called ‘Biliverdin’ found in the placenta of pregnant dogs. Puppies may change color when ‘Biliverdin’ is dislodged when the puppy is born and mixed with the amniotic fluid surrounding the puppies in the mother’s womb. If the ‘Biliverdin’ levels are unusually high because it is mixed with the liquid, it can stain the puppy’s fur.