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Saturday, April 30, 2011

They're heeeeerrreeeeee!

In three hours Daisy whelped 10 puppies. That's right. THREE HOURS. There were two brindles right away, followed by 5 'ee' puppies and then 3 more brindles at the end. I had one stillborn (#6) who I could not revive and after 20 minutes I put her aside. I had totally forgotten that Daisy could carry "e" and when the first one came out I thought she was a mismark...followed by 'omg its albino' only to have my brain finally catch up and tell me she was 'ee'. So nine puppies. Free whelped. All have really nice markings and no mismarks or fluffs (Sire is N/N for coat length).

Off to nap...

9 comments:

Ashley said...

Congrats Garrett!!! That's so exciting! Can't wait to see them grow. =]

penni said...

Go, Daisy -- that might be a record delivery. Best wishes for the rest to stay healthy.

Traci said...

Congrats Garrett! Sorry about #6... :( Glad the rest are doing well :)

ronstew said...

Bootiful baybees.

What's ee? Same as Sage: http://forpaws.wordpress.com/2011/03/20/fruit-dog/ ?

C-Myste said...

They're a pretty family. I can't wait for individual pics.

You know, we've had two litters with ee pinks, one brindle-brindle with 3 puppies and a blue-black with 2 puppies. The depth of pigment varied. First litter had two dark ones who at maturity look basically like normal reds and one light one (Marge Frear's Gracie). Second litter had one light one (Sage) and a dark one (Iris). None of them have the "brown" pigment that others have reported. The light-colored dogs have gray-ish noses but the darker ones are black though perhaps a little lighter in pigment depth if you put them side-by-side a normal red/sable.

Builder Mama said...

Congratulations! Very cute, I can't wait to see pictures!

Holly said...

Congrats on the fast whelping and beautiful litter!

Taryn said...

Woohoo! Congrats! I love the "ee"s! Wish I could have another pup!

manymuddypaws said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see pictures as they grow!