Labrador is born green in Clayton-le-Moors

Labrador is born green in Clayton-le-Moors

Hulk was born with a green tint to his fur

Naomi with Hulk

First published in News Blackburn Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Education reporter

A couple were stunned when one of their pet dog’s puppies was born green.

Two-year-old golden labrador Buttons was in labour for 28 hours at the home of Clayton-le-Moors couple Naomi Grimes and Kyle Murray. The pair were stunned when the second puppy in a litter of eight appeared to have an unusual green glow.

Alarmed, they did a quick internet search and discovered that the pup, now named ‘Hulk’, had an unusual but temporary condition.

Naomi’s mother Sandra Grimes who was visiting the Pickup Street home at the time said they were stunned by the pup’s appearance.

She said: “At first we thought it must be just because of the birth and it would wash off. When that didn’t work we got a bit alarmed and starting searching the internet.”

They discovered that vary rarely when a puppy is born, the amniotic fluid mixes with the placenta and dyes the coat of the puppy, and it almost always happens to very light coloured puppies.

The condition fades in a few weeks.

Sandra said: “Hulk is adorable and when his brothers and sisters huddle together he has to be on top and in the middle so he can get as warm as possible.”

Naomi added: “We’ve tried not to name the puppies because they are for sale and we don’t want to get attached, but Hulk is really cute. It wasn’t totally obvious at first, but when we put him down next to the others you could really see it. Hulk is definitely one of a kind.”

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8:12pm Mon 8 Oct 12

elmo maniac says...

Wonderfull. and cute
Wonderfull. and cute elmo maniac
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9:43pm Mon 8 Oct 12

Graham Hartley says...

Experienced breeders would not be alarmed at this phenomenon; indeed, if they were alarmed then they would seek advice, not press attention. Too many dogs, and too many breeders of dogs; go figure, as the Americans say.
Experienced breeders would not be alarmed at this phenomenon; indeed, if they were alarmed then they would seek advice, not press attention. Too many dogs, and too many breeders of dogs; go figure, as the Americans say. Graham Hartley
  • Score: 2

10:23pm Mon 8 Oct 12

dumdidum says...

Why spoil a lovely story with a horrible, ignorant comment? Hulk certainly gave us a giggle! =)
Why spoil a lovely story with a horrible, ignorant comment? Hulk certainly gave us a giggle! =) dumdidum
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10:58pm Mon 8 Oct 12

Graham Hartley says...

dumdidum wrote:
Why spoil a lovely story with a horrible, ignorant comment? Hulk certainly gave us a giggle! =)
Why, or why not? If my comment is ignorant, what does it ignore? If it matters a jot to the argument, I offer that I am the grateful companion of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, recovered from another life. The story of Hulk doesn't give me a giggle; you humans can *************** if that is your conclusion.
[quote][p][bold]dumdidum[/bold] wrote: Why spoil a lovely story with a horrible, ignorant comment? Hulk certainly gave us a giggle! =)[/p][/quote]Why, or why not? If my comment is ignorant, what does it ignore? If it matters a jot to the argument, I offer that I am the grateful companion of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, recovered from another life. The story of Hulk doesn't give me a giggle; you humans can *************** if that is your conclusion. Graham Hartley
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8:47am Tue 9 Oct 12

jack daniels says...

Graham Hartley wrote:
dumdidum wrote: Why spoil a lovely story with a horrible, ignorant comment? Hulk certainly gave us a giggle! =)
Why, or why not? If my comment is ignorant, what does it ignore? If it matters a jot to the argument, I offer that I am the grateful companion of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, recovered from another life. The story of Hulk doesn't give me a giggle; you humans can *************** if that is your conclusion.
it is ignorant of the fact that not all of us have seen or heard of this condition before.

If everybody with a doctorate said "if they were alarmed then they would seek advice, not press attention" then the world would be a duller place.
[quote][p][bold]Graham Hartley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dumdidum[/bold] wrote: Why spoil a lovely story with a horrible, ignorant comment? Hulk certainly gave us a giggle! =)[/p][/quote]Why, or why not? If my comment is ignorant, what does it ignore? If it matters a jot to the argument, I offer that I am the grateful companion of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, recovered from another life. The story of Hulk doesn't give me a giggle; you humans can *************** if that is your conclusion.[/p][/quote]it is ignorant of the fact that not all of us have seen or heard of this condition before. If everybody with a doctorate said "if they were alarmed then they would seek advice, not press attention" then the world would be a duller place. jack daniels
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10:29am Tue 9 Oct 12

BluMonday says...

Graham Hartley wrote:
Experienced breeders would not be alarmed at this phenomenon; indeed, if they were alarmed then they would seek advice, not press attention. Too many dogs, and too many breeders of dogs; go figure, as the Americans say.
What a joyful individual you sound like Mr Hartley. The article clearly states they sought advice (albeit advice from the internet) before they went to the press.

A green puppy is unusual for us mere mortals so is newsworthy.
[quote][p][bold]Graham Hartley[/bold] wrote: Experienced breeders would not be alarmed at this phenomenon; indeed, if they were alarmed then they would seek advice, not press attention. Too many dogs, and too many breeders of dogs; go figure, as the Americans say.[/p][/quote]What a joyful individual you sound like Mr Hartley. The article clearly states they sought advice (albeit advice from the internet) before they went to the press. A green puppy is unusual for us mere mortals so is newsworthy. BluMonday
  • Score: 1

4:46pm Tue 9 Oct 12

Graham Hartley says...

Such fun, provocation; thanks!
Such fun, provocation; thanks! Graham Hartley
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7:16pm Tue 9 Oct 12

woolywords says...

Guide dog for sale,
already has day-glo jacket..

hehehe.
Guide dog for sale, already has day-glo jacket.. hehehe. woolywords
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7:25pm Tue 9 Oct 12

NEWS_READER123 says...

Graham Hartley wrote:
Experienced breeders would not be alarmed at this phenomenon; indeed, if they were alarmed then they would seek advice, not press attention. Too many dogs, and too many breeders of dogs; go figure, as the Americans say.
Yes they are inexperienced as breeders and this is why for the whole 28 hours they had an experienced breeder with them, and also the mother and pups were checked by a qualified vet. This was not printed in the paper as we did not allow for for ignorant people, who clearly know nothing about anything, but think they know all about everything.
I hope that this article made MOST people smile. All pups are very healthy and doing well.
[quote][p][bold]Graham Hartley[/bold] wrote: Experienced breeders would not be alarmed at this phenomenon; indeed, if they were alarmed then they would seek advice, not press attention. Too many dogs, and too many breeders of dogs; go figure, as the Americans say.[/p][/quote]Yes they are inexperienced as breeders and this is why for the whole 28 hours they had an experienced breeder with them, and also the mother and pups were checked by a qualified vet. This was not printed in the paper as we did not allow for for ignorant people, who clearly know nothing about anything, but think they know all about everything. I hope that this article made MOST people smile. All pups are very healthy and doing well. NEWS_READER123
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8:10pm Tue 9 Oct 12

Graham Hartley says...

NEWS_READER123 wrote:
Graham Hartley wrote:
Experienced breeders would not be alarmed at this phenomenon; indeed, if they were alarmed then they would seek advice, not press attention. Too many dogs, and too many breeders of dogs; go figure, as the Americans say.
Yes they are inexperienced as breeders and this is why for the whole 28 hours they had an experienced breeder with them, and also the mother and pups were checked by a qualified vet. This was not printed in the paper as we did not allow for for ignorant people, who clearly know nothing about anything, but think they know all about everything.
I hope that this article made MOST people smile. All pups are very healthy and doing well.
Well, I know how to attract correspondence; there was little enough response to this report until the anonymous ones got wound up. Who is NEWS_READER123, who claims so confidently that I know nothing about anything?
[quote][p][bold]NEWS_READER123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham Hartley[/bold] wrote: Experienced breeders would not be alarmed at this phenomenon; indeed, if they were alarmed then they would seek advice, not press attention. Too many dogs, and too many breeders of dogs; go figure, as the Americans say.[/p][/quote]Yes they are inexperienced as breeders and this is why for the whole 28 hours they had an experienced breeder with them, and also the mother and pups were checked by a qualified vet. This was not printed in the paper as we did not allow for for ignorant people, who clearly know nothing about anything, but think they know all about everything. I hope that this article made MOST people smile. All pups are very healthy and doing well.[/p][/quote]Well, I know how to attract correspondence; there was little enough response to this report until the anonymous ones got wound up. Who is NEWS_READER123, who claims so confidently that I know nothing about anything? Graham Hartley
  • Score: 0

8:19pm Tue 9 Oct 12

Graham Hartley says...

jack daniels wrote:
Graham Hartley wrote:
dumdidum wrote: Why spoil a lovely story with a horrible, ignorant comment? Hulk certainly gave us a giggle! =)
Why, or why not? If my comment is ignorant, what does it ignore? If it matters a jot to the argument, I offer that I am the grateful companion of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, recovered from another life. The story of Hulk doesn't give me a giggle; you humans can *************** if that is your conclusion.
it is ignorant of the fact that not all of us have seen or heard of this condition before.

If everybody with a doctorate said "if they were alarmed then they would seek advice, not press attention" then the world would be a duller place.
Thanks, jack, for this new application of the word. I appreciate ingenuity.

So if I say that seven nines are sixty-three then that's an ignorant remark because some who hear me don't know that fact of arithmetic. I'll have fun with that notion.
[quote][p][bold]jack daniels[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Graham Hartley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dumdidum[/bold] wrote: Why spoil a lovely story with a horrible, ignorant comment? Hulk certainly gave us a giggle! =)[/p][/quote]Why, or why not? If my comment is ignorant, what does it ignore? If it matters a jot to the argument, I offer that I am the grateful companion of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, recovered from another life. The story of Hulk doesn't give me a giggle; you humans can *************** if that is your conclusion.[/p][/quote]it is ignorant of the fact that not all of us have seen or heard of this condition before. If everybody with a doctorate said "if they were alarmed then they would seek advice, not press attention" then the world would be a duller place.[/p][/quote]Thanks, jack, for this new application of the word. I appreciate ingenuity. So if I say that seven nines are sixty-three then that's an ignorant remark because some who hear me don't know that fact of arithmetic. I'll have fun with that notion. Graham Hartley
  • Score: 0

2:56pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Happy Soul says...

Experienced breeders would not be alarmed at this phenomenon; indeed, if they were alarmed then they would seek advice, not press attention. Too many dogs, and too many breeders of dogs; go figure, as the Americans say.”

Obviously nothing better to do, have you Graham. Try getting a life instead of being a jumped up moaning sod!!
Experienced breeders would not be alarmed at this phenomenon; indeed, if they were alarmed then they would seek advice, not press attention. Too many dogs, and too many breeders of dogs; go figure, as the Americans say.” Obviously nothing better to do, have you Graham. Try getting a life instead of being a jumped up moaning sod!! Happy Soul
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9:02pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Graham Hartley says...

Happy Soul wrote:
Experienced breeders would not be alarmed at this phenomenon; indeed, if they were alarmed then they would seek advice, not press attention. Too many dogs, and too many breeders of dogs; go figure, as the Americans say.”

Obviously nothing better to do, have you Graham. Try getting a life instead of being a jumped up moaning sod!!
Thanks, Happy. I agree that to join the happy consensus on this and other stories isn't my first instinct. I wish for the puppy Hulk and his siblings the kind of lives that any careful owner would provide, but it is against experience to expect that all animals sold will share that idyll.
[quote][p][bold]Happy Soul[/bold] wrote: Experienced breeders would not be alarmed at this phenomenon; indeed, if they were alarmed then they would seek advice, not press attention. Too many dogs, and too many breeders of dogs; go figure, as the Americans say.” Obviously nothing better to do, have you Graham. Try getting a life instead of being a jumped up moaning sod!![/p][/quote]Thanks, Happy. I agree that to join the happy consensus on this and other stories isn't my first instinct. I wish for the puppy Hulk and his siblings the kind of lives that any careful owner would provide, but it is against experience to expect that all animals sold will share that idyll. Graham Hartley
  • Score: 0

10:55pm Tue 23 Oct 12

hairy mary says...

how much for a bunch of flowers love
how much for a bunch of flowers love hairy mary
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