Monday, December 23, 2013

Libra delivers

The babies have two mommies with Blue Run's Noel Joy sharing
the nursing duties. With such a large litter, it is helpful when one
of my other girls volunteers to help. Also pictured is one of the
pups at 3 days of age. Most of the puppies are marked with
about 30% white markings on legs and chest area. Very flashy!
Libra delivered 11 female puppies. The chance of having an all
female litter of 11 is one in 2048. The puppies are all wavy and
most have white chests and front legs. A few only have white
toes and a white chest and chin. All but the one lost during the
whelp are doing great and Libra turns out to be a very gentle
and careful mother. She looks a lot more comfortable, too, now
that all those big babies are out. Weights were between 12 and
14 ounces which is ideal.
Here is a short video of the puppies at 10 days of age:

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