GOLSPIE - Louise Sutherland looked strange when her golden retriever Rio loved nine puppies. Not by the number (nine), but because of the striking color of one of the puppies: green.
The remarkable phenomenon would be caused by a so-called 'galpigment' that occurs in the placenta in dogs. The fabric may leave stains in the fur's fur when it comes into contact with the mother's fluid.
There are only three previous cases of colored puppies worldwide. Ms. Sutherland from the Scottish Golspie decided to call the puppy Forest.
'The first puppy got stuck, so my daughter Claire and I got him free. It was all hens on deck, but then they came one by one in the world and found themselves in a green fur. We could not believe it, 'she says to The Sun.
She continues: 'We then searched for it and found it to be the placenta. Deck leur has now been decayed and will disappear completely soon. '