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