Nature seems to always find a way to surprise us in the most unexpected ways. One of Mother Nature’s surprises of this kind recently fell into the hands of this one particular Italian farmer named Cristian Mallocci.
Apparently, Cristian’s doggy Spelacchia gave birth to five puppies and one of them happened to have green fur. Yes, you read this correctly.
This tiny cutie was immediately named Pistachio to reflect his unusual coat. All four of Pistachio’s siblings had white fur, the same color as their mother, who is a mixed-breed dog.
Needless to say, it’s quite unusual for a dog to be born with green fur. There are two natural ways for this to happen. It is believed to occur when a doggy with light-colored fur gets stained by the “meconium” in the mother’s womb—the earliest stool produced by an infant animal. The green color can also be caused by a green pigment in the mother’s womb called biliverdin.
Unfortunately, this green color won’t last forever. The owner told Reuters that it’s already starting to fade and will continue to do so until it’s completely gone.