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What a Perfect Pair! Puppies Born GREEN for No Apparent Reason
New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, June 12, 2014

Posted on 06/12/2014 6:25:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Breeders were shocked: ‘I couldn't believe it when I first saw them,’ said Aida Vallelado Molina, who raises dogs with her dad.

A pair of Spanish dog breeders was shocked recently when two puppies were born green.

"I couldn't believe it when I first saw them," said owner Aida Vallelado Molina, 27.

She added: "I thought the puppies were maybe dirty somehow, and I tried to clean them, but the color wouldn't come off and then I realized it was the color of their fur."

Aida Vallelado Molina says at first she thought the puppies were dirty somehow.Aida Vallelado Molina says at first she thought the puppies were dirty somehow.PreviousNextAida Vallelado Molina says at first she thought the puppies were dirty somehow. What a perfect pair! Both pups were born with a distinctly green coat. Although green, the oddly tinted canines seem perfectly contented. The cause for the odd color may be exposure to biliverdin, which can be found in the placenta. The tiny green dogs nurse alongside their normal-colored littermates.

Molina, who breeds hunting dogs with her father Manuel Vallelado, 52, in the Spanish town of Laguna de Duero, said her dad had called the puppies the Hulk pups, and joked that she shouldn't get them angry. In fact, the animals were smaller and weaker than the other pups in the litter. One of them, a female, died shortly after birth but the male pup is still alive although weak. Manuel Vallelado joked they were the Hulk pups.

He is also gradually beginning to lose his coloring. Vet Daniel Valverde is probing the case, and said: "There are no other recorded cases of this happening in Spanish scientific literature. I am carrying out virological and bacteriological tests to try and find an answer." The two Spanish puppies are not the first reported examples of green pups. In 2012, a green Labrador puppy was born in England that lost its green hue after 10 days. The cause for the coloring at that time was given as exposure to a substance called biliverdin, which can be found in the placenta.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: dogs; green; greenspanishdogs

1 posted on 06/12/2014 6:25:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

They’re Irish?


2 posted on 06/12/2014 6:26:13 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

pick


3 posted on 06/12/2014 6:27:37 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: TBP

It’s not easy being green.


4 posted on 06/12/2014 6:28:02 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: TADSLOS; KC_Lion

Fallout Supermutant ping


5 posted on 06/12/2014 6:28:23 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: TBP

The look on the mother’s face says it all.

He said that he was an alien. I thought he meant an illegal alien...


6 posted on 06/12/2014 6:28:29 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: nickcarraway

They need to go to the vet for a good global worming.


7 posted on 06/12/2014 6:28:35 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: nickcarraway
My 5 year old white lab was born green.

No mystery about it. The fur comes in contact with the placenta fluid that is green. Usually if it happen, it happens to the last pup born.

Weird thing about my pup is that she was born on St Patrick's Day

8 posted on 06/12/2014 6:28:45 PM PDT by mware
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To: nickcarraway

Kermit you little rascal.


9 posted on 06/12/2014 6:28:45 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: TBP

Aliens....no longer little green men, their dogs are coming here now...lol ‘That female dog should not have got on that saucer”


10 posted on 06/12/2014 6:31:24 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: nickcarraway

I’d name them Clara & Phil ...


11 posted on 06/12/2014 6:34:37 PM PDT by mikrofon (Pet BUMP)
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To: nickcarraway

Looks crazy!

My guess is it’s a hoax or there is an explanation for them being stained that isn’t known.


12 posted on 06/12/2014 6:36:43 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: mware

You answered it.


13 posted on 06/12/2014 6:37:31 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: Kackikat

And all this time we believed they came here to check on human colon health.....


14 posted on 06/12/2014 6:38:00 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: TBP

Yup...I was thinking Irish Setter.


15 posted on 06/12/2014 6:38:44 PM PDT by The Unknown Republican
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To: TBP

exposure to a substance called biliverdin

biliverdin isnt he an italian composer?


16 posted on 06/12/2014 6:38:56 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Norm Lenhart

LOL


17 posted on 06/12/2014 6:40:11 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: ifinnegan

Look at the newspaper print . . .perhaps the moist paper color transferred on the little darlings.


18 posted on 06/12/2014 6:40:17 PM PDT by wtd
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To: ifinnegan
A couple of veterinarians commented in The Daily Mail about cases they are familiar with. Although not common it does happen. My pup was lovely tint of green for about 3 weeks
19 posted on 06/12/2014 6:41:28 PM PDT by mware
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To: mware
Okay. But those green pups sure look like skeletons next to their "normal color" sibs.

Maybe I'm just greenaphobic.

20 posted on 06/12/2014 6:41:45 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Kackikat

Well thats what they told me they were doing....


21 posted on 06/12/2014 6:41:58 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: workerbee

Yes, both look like runts. In the article it does mention that the female pup died.


22 posted on 06/12/2014 6:43:26 PM PDT by mware
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To: mware

Very interesting. I’d never heard of it before.


23 posted on 06/12/2014 6:43:57 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: wtd

mware answered where the stain comes from in post 8.


24 posted on 06/12/2014 6:44:48 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan

Interesting, thanks.


25 posted on 06/12/2014 6:47:34 PM PDT by wtd
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To: nickcarraway

Clearly Glow Bull Warming is a play here.....


26 posted on 06/12/2014 6:55:44 PM PDT by Hogblog
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To: nickcarraway

Clearly Glow Bull Warming is in play here.....


27 posted on 06/12/2014 6:56:31 PM PDT by Hogblog
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To: nickcarraway

Global warming ... er ... Climate Change. Yeah, that’s what did it.

The sea levels are rising uncontrollably, y’know.

/s


28 posted on 06/12/2014 6:56:52 PM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: nickcarraway

I thought this might be one of those Laz threads where pictures of women with perfect pairs were required. This reminds me of Helen Thomas (when she was alive).


29 posted on 06/12/2014 7:27:30 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: nickcarraway

It’s the ink from the newspaper, the urine made it run.


30 posted on 06/12/2014 7:37:32 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: nickcarraway

Soon there will be mandates that at least 60% of all litters are green by 2016, and by 2022 all litters will have to be green. And the Republicans in Congress will go along with it. Mark my words.


31 posted on 06/12/2014 9:03:30 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: nickcarraway

32 posted on 06/12/2014 9:15:51 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: mware

Used to be involved with breeding West Highland White Terriers. It’s more obvious on white coats, but green staining from the birth process is quite common. We frequently had 1 or more “green” puppies.


33 posted on 06/13/2014 7:28:18 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: mware
What did you name your green pup, Patrick?

I used a different shampoo on one of my JRT’s it turned him pink. Not cool for a tough male JRT.

34 posted on 06/13/2014 7:34:49 AM PDT by Ditter
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No I was going to name her Clover, but when I took her to my parish priest to get blessed, and told him she was born on St Patrick’s Day he suggested Patsy.


35 posted on 06/13/2014 9:00:01 AM PDT by mware
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To: MeshugeMikey
biliverdin isnt he an italian composer?

Nah. You're thinking of Joey Green.

36 posted on 06/13/2014 1:33:31 PM PDT by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? NRA Life Member])
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To: rmh47

ahahahaha Thanks!


37 posted on 06/13/2014 7:07:41 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Kackikat

But they had really good treats!


38 posted on 06/13/2014 10:54:43 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Wrote a couple of operas, right?


39 posted on 06/13/2014 10:56:02 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: rmh47
You're thinking of Joey Green.

Yes, Joe Green is one of the greats.

40 posted on 06/13/2014 10:57:24 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

Absolutely did!


41 posted on 06/14/2014 6:00:39 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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