Green furred puppy born in Italy, immediately named Pistachio

0
190
Green furred puppy born in Italy, immediately named Pistachio
Green furred puppy born in Italy, immediately named Pistachio

In an already unpredictable year, an Italian farmer discovered another strange occurrence this month, according to multiple reports.

Cristian Mallocci, who runs a farm on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, was shocked when one of his eight dogs gave birth to a green-furred puppy.

Within seconds, he named the tiny pooch Pistachio, according to Reuters.

The canine was part of a five-dog litter born Oct. 9. Just like their mixed-breed mom, Spelacchia, they all had white fur — except Pistachio.

It’s very uncommon for a dog to be born with green fur. The phenomenon is believed to occur when pale-colored puppies make contact with a green pigment called biliverdin while in the womb, according to the news organization.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here