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Re: are White gray wolves rare?

Post by pawnee » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:16 am

there seems to be more white wolves in the far north...although not all arctic wolves are white and not all white wolves in the arctic.
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Re: are White gray wolves rare?

Post by Icy » Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:49 am

pawnee wrote:there seems to be more white wolves in the far north...although not all arctic wolves are white and not all white wolves in the arctic.
so there is white gray wolves? :?
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Re: are White gray wolves rare?

Post by Blindseer » Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:04 pm

icepaw6567 wrote:
pawnee wrote:there seems to be more white wolves in the far north...although not all arctic wolves are white and not all white wolves in the arctic.
so there is white gray wolves? :?
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Re: are White gray wolves rare?

Post by Songdog » Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:12 pm

White wolves also usually have different shades of greys in their coat, or some brown/creme colors. 'Pure white' isn't as common.

For example:
-http://www.biskitz4cheez.com/photogalle ... e_wolf.jpg
-http://www.worldofstock.com/slides/NAN3191.jpg
-http://www.librarything.es/userpics/white-wolf-big.jpg

White wolves also have a tendency to appear with a yellow-ish tint.

-http://www.artofwolves.com/cwc-white-wolf.jpg
-http://tn3-1.deviantart.com/fs9/300W/i/ ... Walker.jpg
-http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc22 ... e_wolf.jpg

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Re: are White gray wolves rare?

Post by Mike/James » Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:16 pm

white gray wolves r rare (well at least i think they r)
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Re: are White gray wolves rare?

Post by Songdog » Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:58 pm

Mike/James wrote:white gray wolves r rare (well at least i think they r)
If you're going to give information, it needs to be true, not just 'think' it's true. Do research or cite information, but always give facts, lots of facts.

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Re: are White gray wolves rare?

Post by Vargen » Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:21 pm

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Vargen wrote:Well for one thing arctic wolves are actually gray wolves that live in the north. They are just a sub species but a gray white wolf that lives south as in Yellow Stone and the southern rockies is rare.
that makes absolutely no sense to me.
What I'm trying to say is that you know how almost all arctic wolves are white? Well arctic wolves are really the species gray wolf (canis lupus) that live in the far north. Hope this helps Blindseer :mrgreen:

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Re: are White gray wolves rare?

Post by king1-7 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:25 pm

Well, if you want to get into North American subspecies, then a white pelt is only common in the Arctic wolf, Canis Lupus Arctos.

In the other 4, a white pelt is very rare.
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Re: are White gray wolves rare?

Post by Blindseer » Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:04 pm

Vargen wrote:
Blindseer wrote:
Vargen wrote:Well for one thing arctic wolves are actually gray wolves that live in the north. They are just a sub species but a gray white wolf that lives south as in Yellow Stone and the southern rockies is rare.
that makes absolutely no sense to me.
What I'm trying to say is that you know how almost all arctic wolves are white? Well arctic wolves are really the species gray wolf (canis lupus) that live in the far north. Hope this helps Blindseer :mrgreen:
they are genetically different, thats why the arctic wolf is a subspecies
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Re: are White gray wolves rare?

Post by Poprocks » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:17 pm

Aluriel wrote:
Blindseer wrote:
Aluriel wrote:Can someone please post a picture with a white gray wolf?:D
http://wolves.files.wordpress.com/2007/ ... h-pups.jpg
wow,it doesn't look like exactly like its arctic cousin,but its still nice :) thanks
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Re: are White gray wolves rare?

Post by CLBaileyi » Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:35 pm

There seems to be a bit of confusion on this topic, so I hope I can clear some of it up with the following.

Arctic wolves are a subspecies of gray wolf. Look at the About Wolf section to the left of the page, and then under Wolf Information. All of the sub-species pages have photos of the wolf on the page.

All of the other sub-species of gray wolves can have their coat color fade as they get older and therefore appear "white". However, the build of the other four subspecies is quite a bit different than the arctic subspecies. Also, white color is not the same as being an albino (again, this has been discussed on other threads in the forum).

I hope this clears things up. If not, continue to ask and I will try to answer your question better.
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Re: are White gray wolves rare?

Post by silverwolfspirit » Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:39 pm

Msdt Arctic wolfs are white. It is a bit rare that normal wolves are silverbuff (gray white) which is cool :D

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Re: are White gray wolves rare?

Post by Icy » Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:21 pm

CLBaileyi wrote:There seems to be a bit of confusion on this topic, so I hope I can clear some of it up with the following.

Arctic wolves are a subspecies of gray wolf. Look at the About Wolf section to the left of the page, and then under Wolf Information. All of the sub-species pages have photos of the wolf on the page.

All of the other sub-species of gray wolves can have their coat color fade as they get older and therefore appear "white". However, the build of the other four subspecies is quite a bit different than the arctic subspecies. Also, white color is not the same as being an albino (again, this has been discussed on other threads in the forum).

I hope this clears things up. If not, continue to ask and I will try to answer your question better.
yes, but why do people still think there is only the arctic wolf that is white?
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Re: are White gray wolves rare?

Post by Blindseer » Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:23 pm

because they havent read the facts, probably.
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Re: are White gray wolves rare?

Post by Icy » Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:25 pm

yeah, that could be it..
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