This girl has been in a state of constant transformation since the day she was born.
I am rethinking her name; perhaps she should be ‘caterpillar’ or ‘butterfly’ instead of “Nativity”?
I have NEVER, in all of my 28 years with this breed, had a puppy like this very unique girl.
She was born BLACK, which was impossible based on her genetics. Her sire is Black & Tan (ky/ky) and dam is Fawn (ky/ky). Her sister is cream, but Nativity was BLACK from head to toe.
A few days passed, and she started looking more like a BROWN BEAR and no longer black, but still overall solid.
After a few weeks, I started seeing some hints of fawn showing behind her ears, on her cheeks, and paws.
Soon enough, she has turned into this very tan patterned, BLACK MASKED SABLE. She is only 5 weeks old, so at this point, I am clueless to try to figure out if this is her FINAL COLOR or if there are more changes to come.
When you think you have seen it all, evidently you have not! Stay tuned……
Name that color ??
without knowing the actual COLOR DNA of this little lady’s sire and dam, want to venture a guess as to what color this baby girl is?
when she was newborn, I thought she was ‘x’ color
around day 3, I thought she was ‘x’ color
she is 10 days old now, and because I do know her parents DNA, I am starting to question what the heck is going on with this BLUE chunk-a-muffin
THRASH and RAIN and their BLACK & TAN baby girl whelped 1.8.2018
Rain had her Thrash litter just 5 days ago, and the quintuplets are doing great!
Their mama has made it clear that she does not need me interfering in her puppy rearing duties, so in order to get baby photos, I have to sneak the kids out of the whelping box, one at a time, so Rain doesn’t realize that I have snagged a baby while she wasn’t looking.
This chubby little Black & Tan girl is not shy about eating as you might have guessed.
Now, to try to sneak the other 4 (one at a time) away from Rain so I can do their photos.