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A Puppy With Green Fur Was Born In Italy And The Owners Named Him Pistachio
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A Puppy With Green Fur Was Born In Italy And The Owners Named Him Pistachio

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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 uniquely colored pupper was born on a farm located on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia

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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.

Turns out, while Pistachio’s brothers and sisters will be given away to new homes, the owner is planning on keeping this green fluffy boy on his farm and training him to look after the sheep along with his mother.

The doggy was immediately named Pistachio

Image credits: Reuters

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.

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This rare phenomenon can be caused by the green pigment in the mother’s womb

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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.

The color won’t last forever and is already starting to fade

Image credits: Reuters

Here’s what people on the interwebs are saying about the adorable Pistachio

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Julija Svidraitė is an editor here at Bored Panda who has a bachelor's degree in Psychology. Before starting her journey at BP, she had worked as a social media specialist at a marketing agency. She has also tried herself in a few different fields working as an intern: from practicing graphic design at a social media marketing agency, to being an assistant at a psychiatric hospital. Besides writing, Julija is also very passionate about illustrating, drinking coffee, and watching crime documentaries. You can find her in Bored Panda Office or reach her at julija.s@boredpanda.com.

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Julija Svidraitė

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Julija Svidraitė is an editor here at Bored Panda who has a bachelor's degree in Psychology. Before starting her journey at BP, she had worked as a social media specialist at a marketing agency. She has also tried herself in a few different fields working as an intern: from practicing graphic design at a social media marketing agency, to being an assistant at a psychiatric hospital. Besides writing, Julija is also very passionate about illustrating, drinking coffee, and watching crime documentaries. You can find her in Bored Panda Office or reach her at julija.s@boredpanda.com.

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Meeow
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pistachio is so cute, I'm glad the green just for short-term.

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glowworm2
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I couldn't think of a more fitting name for this little guy. Even if the green color isn't permanent, it's still a really cute name for a dog.

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Lucas
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not sure how it will shorten... 'Here Pist, here boy!' 🤣 Hmm, though Tash would be cute. 🙂

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Meeow
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pistachio is so cute, I'm glad the green just for short-term.

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glowworm2
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I couldn't think of a more fitting name for this little guy. Even if the green color isn't permanent, it's still a really cute name for a dog.

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Lucas
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not sure how it will shorten... 'Here Pist, here boy!' 🤣 Hmm, though Tash would be cute. 🙂

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