Birdsboro Katmai “Zetta” x Birdsboro Aquaman “Abe”/Birdsboro Erik the Red “Nils”
NOTE: This is our first ever dual sired breeding! We intentionally used two different, but equally amazing sires… with the hopes of one incredible litter. The litter may have one sire, or puppies may come from either sire. We will be doing DNA of the three parents and all of the puppies. All puppies will be AKC registered. There will be no additional cost to the families, only to Birdsboro. The reasons we chose two sires are a bit complicated, but we are more than happy to explain it if you have any questions.
All three of the parents of this litter are homebred Birdsboro Pointers. All are healthy, beautiful representatives of the breed, with awesome temperaments. Nils (pronounced just like the name Neil with an S on the end) has OFA Excellent hips. Abe is under two years old, so his preliminary hip radiographs look good, but cannot be submitted to OFA until he is two years old. Zetta’s preliminary hip radiographs were done at less than two years old, so we will be submitting new films to OFA after the puppies are weaned. This will be Zetta’s first litter.
Puppies were born June 20, 2017 by c-section. We were expecting half solid puppies, but genetics are a funny thing… so we ended up with one solid orange boy, two orange and white boys, two black and white boys, an orange and white girl, and a black and white girl.
We have three to four puppies available (as of July 8). We don’t formally match families with puppies until seven to eight weeks of age, so we aren’t certain who the available puppies are at this point. But we have some ideas of where they will end up. At this point we know Sunny and Arrow are taken. Most likely, one of the orange and white males is spoken for as well… and we aren’t sure about the other black and white male (it depends where puppies end up). This leaves available an orange and white male, possibly a black and white male, and both girls. Due to are limitations on keeping puppies, Birdsboro does not plan to keep a puppy from this litter.
Pictures of the puppies at 2 1/2 weeks old. They are getting more adorable each day. They are playing and running like big dogs already. Fair warning, our puppy names are intentionally not creative so that families have the opportunity to name their puppy anything they want.
Pictures of the dam, Birdsboro Katmai “Zetta”:
There are more pictures of Zetta on her Facebook album.
Pictures of Birdsboro Aquaman “Abe”:
Abe at 7 weeks of age
Abe at 4 months of age
Abe at one year of age… just running like he loves. We will get new stacked pictures of this handsome boy soon.
There are more pictures of Abe on his Facebook album.
Pictures of Birdsboro Erik the Red “Nils”:
There are more pictures of Nils on his Facebook album.