was Balto's mother really white?

was Balto's mother really white?


Let me give a couple of reasons why I think Aniu isn't Balto's mother



Ok, this may seem a little bit absurd but studying Balto's colors it seems almost impossible to me that Balto's mother was a pure white wolf. Now here's my reasoning: first of all, if you look at a picture of Balto, his colors are a very deep brown that (to me) don't seem to hint that he had an all white parent. You can see for yourself: Balto


Second point is that Balto mentions her to be as white as snow but he also says that he was separated from her when he was really young. Could it be possible that he was so young back then that the only features he remembers from his mother are just a white underbody, paws and face? It could be possible that his mother indeed had a brown back but being so young Balto never had a chance to develop in sight and size to see those features?


Now I know what you're probably thinking right now: 'But Aniu appears at the end of the film and Balto calls her his mother and she is white!' Well, I personally (and you can hate me for this if you want) don't believe that last part of the movie. I don't think a wolf can just appear out of nowhere and dissappear again, do you? Ye, it's just a made up story but so many people have taken the Balto movies seriously that I don't feel awkward pointing this out. I'm not asking you to agree with me so if i ever post my version of Balto's parents, don't flip out if Balto's mother will be partly brown.


Thanks for reading!






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November 26, 2012
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*facepaw* I'm surrounded by idiots.
And while I'm here, Aniu could vanish like that because she was a spirit. Get your facts straight.

August 26, 2012
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well, balto's father is a husky, balto's mother is a wolf. with wolves they are not just clones of there parents, all pups can look a lot like parents or not at all depending on there breed. so yes Aniu is a white wolf as said in the movie.

November 29, 2011
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Do the words 'father' 'grandparents' and 'genetics' mean anything to you, sir person-that-cant-see-past-his-own-eyebrows?

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January 18, 2011
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It is also clear, if you listen at the end of Balto 2 WolfQuest, you will hear Balto say "Goodbye to you too, mother" after Aniu vanishes, that should be proof enough (For me) that Aniu is Balto's mother and Aniu happens to be all white. ;)

September 13, 2010
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Actually, the pelt of the wolf's parents actually doesn't really matter. Or his father could have been a brown husky, remember, his father is a husky, and huskies can be brown.

September 01, 2010
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then were does the white wolf fit into this ? and i'm a mutt so what if balto has is father's coloing but take a closer look at his mother's eyes your will see the same eye shape and color.

August 04, 2010
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Genes are such a mystery...░x░

June 14, 2010
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ok first I really appreciate all the thought you put in to this but you said you cant believe the last part of the second movie there is no reason not to and just because balto was seperated from his mother at a young age does not mean it had to be at such a young age were he didnt see the full body of his mother and Balto's father could have been a dark color which inturn made Balto the color he is, also just because two different or samed colored dogs/wolves does not mean they cant get different colored pups like my cousin had two black poodles and they had some white pups yes black pups and get this a pup with blondish hair,now i have loved the Balto movies and have been fasinated by the true story and i have asked my self this question but I have done some research looked at facts and thought of this and i do believe his mother was white even though it never mentions his dad's features so thanks for reading my comment

May 01, 2010
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Well, uh....couldn't Balto's mom be all white and his dad be that color. When I found out his mom was all white i suspected his dad was brown.

April 22, 2010
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*sighs* well I don't know all this at all he is right saying that ya but relley I think Steele is his dad:icon111:Or I am wrong >:( Coz in the movie balto II he said this to alue " look alue my dad was a husky had pups with a wolf" he said

February 15, 2010
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RAWRRRR!!! Imma' kitty :3
well you may haVE A piont but in thery if balto's father was a brown dog he could of picked up more of his father's coat color and his mother body type and even if his father wasn't brown there is still i possibilty that there could have been that gean in the family line so in actuality there could be a brown pup fron to white dogs

February 07, 2010
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its a cartoon....that should explain everything

October 22, 2009
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Well first of all it's established in the second move that she IS white since she turns out to be Aniu, but he could have just taken on features from his father. It's pretty easy for animals to do that. And people for that matter.

When I was volunteering at my local animal shelter, the counselors brought us to the courtyard to show us wolf-hybrids that they had rescued. It was a mother and two or three of her pups. I forget how many cuz this was a while ago. The mother was black, but her puppies ranged from white to medium-brown. If a black wolfdog could have white and brown pups, I'm pretty sure a white wolf could have a brown pup ;) It depends on what the father looks like.

P.S. The reason why Aniu was able to appear and disappear at the end of the movie was because it was her spirit. It sort of implies that she's not alive anymore. Yeah, the second movie wasn't good and I don't like to swear by it, but we all at least agree that Balto's mother is Aniu, and four of his pups are named Aleu, Kodi, Saba, and Dingo.

August 18, 2009
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Well, to me, he could have developed all his colors from his father. I mean, take me for example :) . I look NOTHING like my Dad. But I look like my Mom's CLONE. Even my cousin's mistake me for her xD. So, that said, Balto could have all the colors of his Dad, and part of the look of the mother (wolf). ;)

July 03, 2009
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Does anything father, grandparents or great grandparents or just the other parts of family say anything to you?

July 01, 2009
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if his father was dark brown he would get that gene because its stronger, and they lighter color is a mixture of the white and dark brown.

June 26, 2009
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Wait no, I think I have it! If she has pure white genes, but his father has dark genes, then Balto would still have dark fur, and just have a recessive gene of white. Oh yeah, genetics rule!:cool:

June 25, 2009
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i was thinking that if his father was brown and his mom was white that maybe that if he had any brother or sister that they could be white and he just was just brown its just a thought

June 11, 2009
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Color has NOTHING to do with it. And I should know, I just studied collage level DNA links and genes. Balto's mother could had easily been PURE, snow white with no brown markings at all!

June 04, 2009
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The credits and the films both state that Aniu was Balto's mother. It is also not strange that a dog would take all his/her color traits from one parent. For instance, Aleu's mother was Jenna, yet she has no red in her fur. The same with Balto. He might have taken most fur traits from his father then Aniu. Just like Aleu.

Also, Aniu is supposedly not alive in the films. We don't know exactly if she was alive or not in the first film while meeting with Balto when he fell off the cliff with the antitoxin. But she is a spirit in WQ. That is why she appears and disappears, taking the form of a raven to guide Balto and Aleu to Nava's pack.

June 01, 2009
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Aniu is is mother. Like Togo said, it was stated by the director. Also, it is believed she had puppys with a sled-dog. A brown one.

May 18, 2009
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At the end of the movie she is white but I also agreed with the other ideas that because she is a spirit the markings could of gone out. Or that Balto was just so young he was unable to remember or create memories of other markings. I think that Balto's mother is white though. Just my oppinion.

May 16, 2009
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The MCR-my!
Maybe she is white at the end of the movie because she's supposed to be a spirit? Her markings could have gone because she is a ghost.

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May 08, 2009
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Actually in the first movie Balto was more gray than brown,I believe and gray can possibly come from white.

May 04, 2009
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You know what? I don't believe in the sequels either. However this is possible in real life. ( I mean the offspring's color... and no, wolves cannot appear out of nowhere. )

Being white is in a recessive genotype. All other colors are dominant. If his mother was white her genotype would be "ww" (it means she got the 2 white genotype from both her parents. They don't have to be white to posses white genotype. ) Then his father could be brown. His genotype could be either "BB" or "Bw" Only one dominant allene can make the recessive one unable to show it's effect. We all know Balto is brown, so his genotype must be "Bw" which means he got the "B" from his father and the "w" from his mother. The only one that will show it's effect is the dominant one. Therefore he can be brown even though his mother was white.:)

May 03, 2009
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Please note, That they never showed Balto's father, he could have been brown.

May 02, 2009
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No weapon can sever the soul from me
His color could've come from a grandparent! These things skip generations, you know!

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May 02, 2009
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she could a been , brown ish white ish or black brown ish

April 29, 2009
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I still think it could be possible for her to be pure white; I'd have to start talking genetics with you, though lol

April 22, 2009
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it is all about the gene's i mean the great great grand parents of anui could be blue ! it just a cartoon

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