I'm told that Stew had nine, but one was stillborn and has been removed. She has what appears to be eight babies in the nest now, split evenly - four light color (likely white) and four dark (black?). This surprises me, as I was expecting a mix of red and white, as this is what the parents are. If the light babies are indeed white (and not red - it's hard to see in the dark and I'm going off of someone else's description), that would mean that Porkchop carries the recessive (c) genetic for white. I will check in on the new family and get some photos tomorrow morning.
Paris was a day early delivering her kits, and I'm told there are four and all appear to be healthy and moving about the nest box. All are spotted (again, from what I'm told - I have not gotten to see them yet). No stillborn babies. I will do a head count and take photos tomorrow morning.
I'm so excited, it's hard not to run out and check on them right now, but I don't want to stress out new first-time moms by poking around in the middle of the night with a flashlight. The suspense is overwhelming! I'm excited to meet the new little ones.
The only other possible litter is Sweetheart/Porkchop, but I don't think the breeding took. I gave her a nest box, and while she enjoys sitting in it, she has not made any attempt to build a nest yet. If she is bred and delivers on time, she'd be expected to deliver 10/11 (Friday).