Freya’s owners had a double surprise when she gave birth. The female dog gave birth to a dog that was not expected during the ultrasound and whose color was out of the ordinary.
freya is a 3 year old Bulldog. During her gestation, the ultrasound revealed that she was expecting 7 babies. Its owners, Trevor and Audra Moshewere amazed when an 8th was born, and was also very different from the others.
A black amniotic sac instead of being transparent
Initially, the birth of freya took place “like clockwork”, as told Trevor in words reported by Global News. The 7 expected puppies were born about twenty minutes apart. Once the delivery was “finished”, the owners of the Bulldog began to clean it with soapy water. It was then that the dog showed signs of returning to work. Shortly after, an 8th pup pointed the tip of his nose.
But this last baby was very different from the others. He was surrounded by a black amniotic sac, while that of his siblings was translucent. Trevor and Audra thought it was stillborn at first, until the amniotic sac started to move.
A green puppy came out of the black bag
When the baby came out, its owners began to dry it. It was then that they noticed that his coat was completely green.
Worried, the couple carried out research and discovered that it was a rare phenomenon, but not dangerous. It happens that during pregnancy, one or more puppies come into contact with a green pigment found in bile, called biliverdin. Animals with a light coat can therefore end up completely colored, but this fades over time.
Amused and delighted to have had an extraordinary puppy, the owners of freya asked for name suggestions on social media. Among the proposals received were Wasabi, Fiona, Hulkette or Pistachio.
By Wendy Lonis
An agricultural engineer by training, Wendy combines her passions for words and animals by writing for Pets-dating. A freelance web writer, she shares her home with many furry and feathered friends: an Australian Shepherd, chickens and even racing pigeons!