Jacqueline Arguello of Texas was extremely surprised when her perfectly white poodle and her white partner had pitch black puppies. Knowing exactly who the pups' father was, Arguello is perplexed. And now everyone, unwilling to believe the unexpected genetic joke, demands a paternity test to get to the bottom of this bizarre story.
Jacqueline Arguello of Texas was amazed when her white poodle, Mocca, gave birth to an entire litter of black puppies!
"When I saw her first baby be born, I thought it was funny that [the baby] was black," Jacqueline recalls. "And then the next one was black, and the next, and the next!"
Jacqueline is sure her poodle was the first and only dog her female dog Mocca had contact with. But Jacqueline's friends don't believe in Mocca's canine loyalty and want to try to find out who the real father of the puppies is after all.
Most likely, this is a usual case of genetics. If white dogs both carry the 'black' gene, which is considered dominant in this species, their offspring could very well be born black for quite natural reasons. Nevertheless, Jacqueline's friends are never tired of joking about it. "If the father of these puppies decides to divorce their mother because of her infidelity, I will certainly adopt at least one pup!" Jacqueline's friend giggles.
However, this genetic mystery does not make Jacqueline feel ashamed of Mocca. "I’m just happy we have beautiful healthy pups and eventually we’ll see if they look like daddy" she says.
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