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    Just an interesting note that surfaced on another post reference.

    While all pups in a litter are obviously half of their mother (obviously - duh), they may not all have the same father. Each pup is a separate ovulated egg (I don't know how common identical twins - split eggs - are in dogs. I've never seen one that appeared as such. Might be a good topic for another post). And depending upon the circumstances, and how much Mom got around (mixed breeds are often strays), there could be littermates who are only related by their MOM - if you know what I mean!
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    So... basically.. mom can get impregnated multiple times by multiple dogs and give birth to all the pups in one litter??

    Ehhh I don't think that's possible. I think a litter of pups is created by just one dad and one mother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessika
    So... basically.. mom can get impregnated multiple times by multiple dogs and give birth to all the pups in one litter??

    Ehhh I don't think that's possible. I think a litter of pups is created by just one dad and one mother.
    Nope, sorry, you are wrong Even breeders sometimes have dual-sired litters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .sarah
    Nope, sorry, you are wrong Even breeders sometimes have dual-sired litters.
    So then... "TECHNICALLY", some littermates wouldn't be the same age (of course we're talking within days here, not weeks obviously) because some would have been fertilized before others??

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    Well they're all born on the same day, so they are all the same age. But I guess the ones from the first father are in the womb a few more days than the other little guys. Not really sure how the breeding is done (for breeders anyway).

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    Quote Originally Posted by .sarah
    Well they're all born on the same day, so they are all the same age. But I guess the ones from the first father are in the womb a few more days than the other little guys. Not really sure how the breeding is done (for breeders anyway).
    Oh well I figured they would all be born on the same day, I just meant yeah, in the womb longer lol

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    Look here. Go to the bottom and see the first question.
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    This can happen for people too, as long as there are two seperate eggs in the uterus-there can be two seperate fathers who fertelized those eggs.
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