As someone has asked, we have a specific order on how we color coat our puppies.
We wanted to keep track of the pups that are whelped into the program. So we came up with a color code. Here it goes...
We started with Blue... For Canine Angels (of course!)
Then I thought let's go with colors of the Rainbow.. So then, we chose..
Hmmm...where do we go from here??
Then Henry got involved (for those that don't know he is colored blind!!)
(I hope we don't have a litter with more than 15 puppies!!) We would have to come up with more colors!
When they are 1st born we put ric rack on them, because they are wet and Bella does a lot of cleaning. Once they are really dry and Bella (or any other momma) is done doing the super cleaning and everyone is settled in, usually the next day we paint them with a non toxic craft paint. At around 6-7 weeks they graduate to their colored collars.
Also, when they're born we note the time, sex, color of the pup (if need be), we weigh them, we note if the puppy came out with a placenta (we need to know this to make sure she delivers all of the placenta's), then if they are delivered breach (feet 1st, there can be a health problem).
So, I'm attaching a picture of the cut ric rack and paint colors that I tested...
To be continued...