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A new puppy has been given the name of a Shrek character after she was born with a green tinge.
Mother Milly, a chocolate Labrador, had given birth to four male puppies and one female.
The difference to her brothers was immediately blatant, but largely inexplicable.
The chances of puppies being born with this colouring is so rare that owner Elaine Cooper claims her pup could be the third case in the world.
This unique exterior occurs from over exposure to biliverdin, a substance found in the placenta.
Elaine, 56, and fella Mark, 46, have since named their puppy Fifi, after the green ogre Princess Fiona from Shrek.
She said: "She came out in the sack so we thought that it was the placenta that made her look very dark. We thought she was a black Labrador.
"But when Milly started to lick the placenta off she actually had a green tinge. We were laughing and saying 'no, this can't be green'.
"All the others are golden and this one's green. It's to do with the placenta, so it's a phenomenon, it's just very rare in dogs."
The couple were initially shocked but once they discovered what was wrong, they managed to laugh it off. They plan to sell the puppies once they grow older.
Elaine said the colour has since faded. When she first researched the condition on the web, she found only two other cases: one in Spain and another in Clayton-le-Moors, in 2012.
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