Twilight has relented, and allowed us contact with her babies without more than an occasional grumble and check up that we aren't doing anything wrong to her babies. The Lady of the House managed to get some nice photos while I was getting weight checks done quickly in the unpleasantly winter like weather.
There are three distinct colors of babies in Twilight's litter. We have established that she does carry white, because otherwise we'd have a two color litter. There's one of her two blue kits in the foreground, the one white kit in the middle, and the three black kits blending in with the fur they are on in the background. There were in fact just the six that I found the first time, it is good to have confirmation when I'm not rushing to avoid further injury!
The Lady of the House got this nice set of one of the black babies flailing around a bit. Top and Left give a good feel for the general color of the black kits. The kit pictured is one of the smaller kits from Twilights litter, and is one we will be keeping an eye on to make sure it grows well.
Top Right is a blue kit, it's actually very difficult to tell from this photo exactly how different it is from the black, but I wanted to include a singleton of one of the blues to show that you really do have to get blue and black next to each other to tell them apart when they're babies unless you are an expert. We aren't experts at this point, but fortunately we do have plenty of babies to look at side by side and get a solid comparison going. Below Right is obviously a white kit. They just look pink and naked, and are the easiest to tell apart. All of Twilights kits are very active and make a lot of noise when picked up and weighed, which I'm sure provokes their mother. Fortunately the Lady of the House was able to get in and out without a problem Tuesday evening, and Wednesday morning wasn't a problem for me. We didn't do weight checks this morning due to temperature, but will try to do so this afternoon.
Dawn, the experienced mother always looks a little concerned about everything, but the Lady of the House managed to catch her normal state during weight checks. Watching, but doing so calmly. She was more concerned with her earlier litters, and did check on me more strongly at that point. I think she's just used to me being part of the life of her litters now, and it doesn't upset her.
Below is the pile of Dawn's 10 kits.