Newborn Kittens' Nails Turning Black!

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Vita Sweeta
Purred: Wed Sep 26, '12 2:54pm PST 
I've fostered a number of pregnant and nursing kitties. But, never noticed this with any other kittens. I received a Momma kitty and her five newborn kittens a few days ago. They're approximately a week old and their nails are turning black! See photo White Female Kitten. Anyone know what would cause this?


Feral Frisco!
Purred: Wed Sep 26, '12 6:33pm PST 
My Sassy and Junior both had black nails, I did not see them as newborns though. Frisco has some black nails and some white nails but again I first met him when he was 6 weeks old.