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    Just had a litter of 9 puppies. All males. Used frozen and surgical insemination. How unusual is that?
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    Quite!
    My boy is from a litter of 9 males and 2 females.

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    We had Zoom litter 2 days ago, ultrasound shows 6 beats, all 6 boys and 3 hrs later a miracle girl came out.

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    I've only ever had one litter with more females than males, and have an all-male litter on the ground now. Another litter out of one of my females that I leased has only 2 females of 8 puppies. If I didn't know that the sire's DNA contribution determines sex, I'd swear it runs in my lines! It's pretty rare for a litter to be all one sex, but not unheard of.
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    Just was curious -was wondering if it had anything to do with my bitch being inseminated surgically. I have been told that the male sperm swim faster so they would get to the eggs first, and since we had done Progesterone testing - we must have been spot on with our timing. Anyone else ever heard this or had it happen?
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    My year old female pup is from an all female litter of 9! I'm 90% sure the dam was bred naturally. Goldens not labs, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Z View Post
    Just was curious -was wondering if it had anything to do with my bitch being inseminated surgically. I have been told that the male sperm swim faster so they would get to the eggs first, and since we had done Progesterone testing - we must have been spot on with our timing. Anyone else ever heard this or had it happen?
    I saw it in a frozen AI litter once that had ten puppies that were all males. I related the story to a human fertility doctor who said it was likely due to the manner or speed the semen was thawed. I don't know if that's true or not and it also unlikely but entirely possible to happen naturally as well.

    Let me guess you had deposits for 8 females and 2 males?

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    My male sired a 9 pup litter all boys.
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    My female had a surgical AI and she had 3 males
    and 7 females. 2 black and 8 yellow.
    Just the way it turned out.
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    Did a side by side breeding that produced all males ( 6)
    Of course I wanted a female from the litter ....

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