Balto's Pups

Balto's Pups


How the pups got their eye color... and jenna and balto's parents


We all have seen Balto 2 right? Well just in case you hadn't, a picture of Balto's pups include three blue eyed pups (Aleu included) and three brown eyed pups:

wq6 with their daddy - you can see the blue eyes of saba and the two white-faced brothers very clearly here!aleu10.jpg

How did they get those eyes since Balto and Jenna both have brown?


GENETICS!!!


We also know Balto's wolf mother, Aniu has brown eyes. Balto had to be carrying a gene for blue eyes since his pups have them so Balto's father had to have at least one or two blue eyes. The reason that Balto has brown eyes is because blue eyes are extremely rare in wolves and are ressesive, so Balto would have needed both blue genes to be blue eyed. Jenna has brown eyes, so she must be a carrier for the blue gene as well, concluding that both or one of her parents had blue eyes or they were both carriers too.
Here's some gene visual help:

dominent-BB (brown eyes)
carrier- Bb (has brown eyes/ one brown eye but can produce blue eyed pups)
recessive- bb (blue eyes)

Aniu         Balto's Dad            Jenna's Parents
BB               bb or Bb               BBxbb or BbxBb

Balto            Jenna                  blue eyed pups         brown eyed pups
Bb                  Bb                           bb                           BB or Bb


I'll sum it up too:

-two bb dogs can only have blue eyed pups
-two BB dogs can only have brown eyed pups
-two Bb dogs would create one BB pup, two Bb pups and one blue eyed pup
-bb dogs don't carry gene for brown
-BB dogs don't carry gene for blue
-only Bb and bb can have blue eyed pups

And there you have it!!!
I hope this was better then my last article even though I'm sure this was boring!!!!!:)







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January 23, 2012
Brazil Is not currently on the site
For questions and answers here, I came to a conclusion of a question.
So would three wolves and three dogs? :icon304:

anonyme
Anonyme
December 22, 2011
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wait... who is baltos dad ?:howl: :eyebrow: :o

September 02, 2009
Brazil Male Is not currently on the site
Forever Alone
I think the animators drew 3 pupys blue eyes not to be repeated, because most dogs have brown eyes

August 07, 2009
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
The GAME!!!!
dark> these punnett squares and genes aren't limited to humans. this has been tested (and proven) to be exactly the same for plants, horses (there's is more complicatated however) and other animals. blue eyes are definately recessive for wolves and brown/ yellow eyes are dominant.

July 05, 2009
Usa Is not currently on the site
No weapon can sever the soul from me
Nice job, Luna. Your knowledge on genetics is really good!!

June 20, 2009
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I never noticed they had blue eyes until now. I think maybe their eye colour hadn't changed yet since puppy's eyes don't change colour until they are a few weeks old. Of course this wouldn't explain Aleu, maybe just recessive genes or the fact the animators just decided to give her blue eyes cos it was "pretty" :p

June 14, 2009
Usa Is not currently on the site
your useing human domance genes it could be different in dogs.
also in wolves, wolf pups have blue eyes but they (mostly) turn golden brown/yellow once they get older

_|B | b
B|BB|Bb
b|Bb|bb

~25% of the pups should have blue eyes (homozygous blue (bb))
~50% heterozygous brown (Bb)
~25% homozygous brown (BB)

June 04, 2009
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:allears: sweet arcticle

April 19, 2009
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
The GAME!!!!
you're probably right, but still, even if the pups were given blue eyes to tell them apart, it's not like the animators noticed XD. they kept changing and re-aranging the pups throughout the first parts of the movie.

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April 17, 2009
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Since this is just a cartoon, I doubt that the animators actually went into detail about genetics. They probably just gave some of the pups blue eyes to make them look 'different' or 'more unique' so there were easier ways to tell them apart, you see.

March 26, 2009
Switzerland Female Is not currently on the site
whats a group
it just happens

March 23, 2009
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Very smart find I never saw that before:P

March 21, 2009
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
(Free) Unalaq Pack Babysitter
Yeah, she had brown eyes!

February 11, 2009
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
The GAME!!!!
nope! she had brown eyes.

Guest
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February 07, 2009
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uh Jenna i thought had Blue eyes.

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December 06, 2008
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Cool article, I never really took any notice of the pups eye colour.

Guest
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November 03, 2008
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great article! and now people can understand why they have blue eyes.

Guest
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October 20, 2008
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Calm down and ease up on the punctuation. Sheesh.

No wonder there are so many problems on Balto Source.

Guest
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October 15, 2008
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I think you people are over-thinking a cartoon here. None of the
writers, animators, artists or other production staff used Punnett
squares or dominance/recessive codes in their character development.
At all. They were just creating cartoon characters.

October 12, 2008
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
The GAME!!!!
blue eyes are in husky's blood: blood is made of cells, cells have
dna, dna has genes... but almost all huskies carry a blue gene so it
isnt insanely ressesive like an albino or deformities...

October 11, 2008
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
nice job!

October 10, 2008
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
that was a good article but the animaters probably were not thinking
about little things about eye color...

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October 10, 2008
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yeah your right good artical

October 10, 2008
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
Ok I think I understand what you are saying, either way, I liked your
article, it was great!

October 09, 2008
Usa Is not currently on the site
Say wut?
Good job explaining the genes! I was never good at learning this
kinda stuff...so this article really helped me. XP

October 09, 2008
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
The GAME!!!!
Southpaw- like i said in my article, two Bb dogs (meaning both have
brown eyes) can have a blue eyed pup, so your pup's parents were
probably both carriers... just because they both have brown eyes doesnt mean they arent carriers

wolf paws- glad you liked
it!!

October 08, 2008
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
well really it jsut depends on the pups dominate gene, wolfves are
not known for blue eyes and few if any have them. Jenna however was a
husky so it wouldn't be uncomon for hey pups to have blues. It dosent
really matter about the parents, I had a pup once who both parents had
brown eyes, but they turned out with bright blue, si it jsut depends
on the pup dominate gene, but good article.

October 08, 2008
Usa Is not currently on the site
The MCR-my!
Well, cool science lesson! Good job!

October 11, 2008
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
Looking for one to take me in
Well, I think huskies naturally can have blue eyes. It's in there
blood.

April 01, 2009
Usa Female Is not currently on the site
The GAME!!!!
baltofan#1- not sure i quite get what your saying... no physical trait "just happens"




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