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Blue eyed wolves

Post by shasta_9292 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:34 pm

So from what I've heard, wolves don't have blue eyes. Ever. But just recently I saw a whole bunch of pictures of the same wolf and he has blue eyes. Was I missinformed and it's just very rare for wolves to have blue eyes, but it is ocasionally possible?
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Re: Blue eyed wolves

Post by Britska » Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:15 pm

Most likely it was the glare of the camera, I have herd the same thing but I think if you go to see in person you can see if it is true or not. I think they don't have it but then again other people have their opinions.

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Re: Blue eyed wolves

Post by April » Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:26 pm

Could be a trick of the light, or the way the light is shining down upon the eyes. Or like Britska said it could be the glare of the camera.

Some people could of just edited it or changed the colour settings to make it look bluer. I know that I can do that if I wanted to on my camera.

Or it might not have been a pure wolf. Because pure wolves will not have blue eyes. If it is part dog, then it may be possible. But otherwise no.
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Re: Blue eyed wolves

Post by Fawnir » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:05 pm

[color=#80BF00]I think I read on one of the topics that it is possiable to get a blue eyed wolf. I forget if they were talking about pure wolves or mixed wolves. I will try to track it down.[/color]
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Re: Blue eyed wolves

Post by shasta_9292 » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:46 pm

AHAH!!! I just went looking for some pictures of him again, and there is a photo of him, with his blue eyes, and the guy who took the photo and posted it, said, Quote, "He has atypical blue eyes." So his eyes are blue, and he's a pure wolf, so it must just be a very rare thing with them.

Here's a link to the page with his picture (The first picture on the page is of Reudi, who is the blue eyed wolf, and the others below are I think mostly of his sister Ayla)-----> http://www.jonijohnsongodsy.com/wordpress/?p=720

And here there are a bunch of really good ones of him. He's sooo cute!----> http://www.flickr.com/photos/tberling/3159073493/

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Re: Blue eyed wolves

Post by Blightwolf » Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:14 pm

The person who took the picture has noted himself that half-wolf hybrids often have blue eyes, not pure wolves, but a blue-eyed wolf is not some kind of a supernatural impossible twist of the nature, they can retain the blue eye color they have as puppies, but that is rare. Also, anyone who suspects that Ruedi is a wolf-dog, take a look at his body structure and facial features; I see no traces of dog whatsoever. Even the wolf's color is a typical cryptic and unbroken, there are no unnatural markings in him or anything. Wolf-dogs tend to have a slightly longer fur and more "doggish" features (a bit "friendlier" expression, etc).
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Re: Blue eyed wolves

Post by Songdog » Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:02 am

http://www.wolfquest.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=21816
http://www.wolfquest.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=18931&
Songdog wrote: 2. Adult wolves have yellow eyes; if they are a wold-dog they can have blue eyes, but this is still genetically uncommon. If a wolf's eye is damaged or develops cataracts, it may develop a blue-ish colors. But it's not the bright blue color you think of.

Here is a dog with cataracts to give you an idea; depending on the light it will shine differently:
http://www.animaleyecare.net/diseases/i ... og_eye.JPG
http://www.animaleyeclinic.ca/AEC-image ... aracts.jpg
http://doggydiabetes.com/images/cataracts.jpg


It should be noted that a blind wolf would not survive very long in the wild; even having one eye blind could prove fatal as it may become infected, and it throws off their balance and perception.

I think movies like Princess Mononoke have kinda distorted what people think.


Either way, their eyes would not be "bright blue". Even if a wolf did loose vision in one eye, it doesn't mean it would change color. As for the other eye color,s wolves may have brownish-yellow eyes, but not a real 'true brown'. Also, pups have blue eyes but grow out of them after a short time; in transition from yellow to blue they may appear hazel, but this is only temporary.
pawnee wrote:At Wolf Park their was a wolf that had the transition colour inwhich Songdog was speaking of. I think her name was Miska(?) and one eye took longer to change colour so it remained parial blue until she was a year old.

Cataracts are not bright blue...I would describe it more of a milky film look on the eye if anything. One wolf in the documentary Living with Wolves had cataracts and it shows them operating on her.

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