Saturday, February 07, 2009

Dog Genes in Wolves

Scientists have discovered that some wolves in North America has dark coat colour thanks to interbreeding with dogs. It is interesting that, not only do dogs come from the wolves, dogs have since given some genes back to wolves.

The dark coated wolves seem to have an advantage to the more common grey wolves, but the scientists say they do not yet know exactly what that advantage is. I have my own theory on that. It may just be that dark coated wolves are considered more handsome than the grey wolves by many, just like black and tan Shibas are arguably more handsome than red or red sesame Shibas. As long as I do not know of any other theory, I will stick by mine.

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