2: 0-1 week old
All the puppies one
Did anyone notice that when the pups were born, two looked
a slightly different colour?
I noticed it at birth but wasn't sure. At 24 hours of age
the difference was starting to become more obvious.
YES, we do indeed have two GREY puppies. To my knowledge
the first to be born since my A litter in 2005. Above is
one Fawn pup and a Grey pup in front. Both the Greys are
bitches, Pink and Purple collars (as will soon be seen).
Grey with black mask is perfectly acceptable according to
the KC breed standard which allows for Malinois (and
Tervueren) in either Red, Fawn or Grey.
Again this blue vetbed distorts the colours! The is the
Grey bitch (pink) suckling, but she isn't THAT grey for
real, of course.
Rona feeding her pups at one day old
2 days old and now the pups have paper collars on so they
are easy to tell apart. To re-cap:
First born dog is GREEN
Second born bitch (Grey) is PINK
Third born bitch is PURPLE (also Grey)
Fourth born dog is BLUE
Fifth born bitch is RED
Sixth born bitch is YELLOW
Seventh born dog is ORANGE
And this colour vetbed makes photos a lot better! It is
now very obvious that two pups are Grey. (They will either
stay a salt and pepper kind of grey as adults, or they
will turn into a very pale creamy fawn -which is more
All the puppies in a box when the whelping box was being
cleaned out. 2 days old.
2 days old
3 days old
3 days old
4 days old
The Greys look very obvious now at 4 days
4 days old, various
4 days old
5 days old and we have new collars. (Same colours still
apply.) I did not like the paper ones. They were
reinforced, I think with plastic, and they could not be
adjusted. They also could not be removed easily, it needed
scissors. As the pups are growing so quickly, the collars
will quickly become too tight, so I bought some fabric
velcro ones that can be adjusted on a daily basis, and can
be taken off quickly. Much better!
5 days. The two Greys often stick together.
5 days. The puppies usually suckle in groups rather than
In the box again whilst whelping box is cleaned. 6 days
Confetti the cat having a look
6 days sleepy pup
6 days old all feeding at once
One week old! The puppies have doubled in size and are all
very strong. Rona is doing brilliantly and is enjoying
being a mum.
NEXT: 1-2 weeks old