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Blue Sclera (Definition)

The white outer layer of the eyeball can have a blue hue. One possible ...Read more


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How can a child have blue eyes when both parents have dark brown eyes?

How can a child have blue eyes when both parents have dark brown eyes?

Brown dominant: Two brown eyed parents that produce a blue eyed child are both carriers of the blue eye recessive gene. Brown dominates. They both have bb for eye color. This means a 1/4 chance for blue, a 50% chance for bb carrier brown, a 25% chance for full bb brown. ...Read more

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Is it true that to produce a blue eyed baby, both parents must have blue eyes?

Is it true that to produce a blue eyed baby, both parents must have blue eyes?

No-many variables: You get 1 eye color gene from both parents. Brown dominates, so they could be brown with 1 brown & 1 blue gene (Bb) or 2 brown genes (BB).A blue eyed parent would only have blue genes (bb).Two Bb brown eyed parents could conceive blue eyed babies every time but statistically only 25% is expected. A BB brown and bb=blue eyed parent would have all brown eyed babies. Two bb blue eyed parents have blue ...Read more

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Can a baby get blue eyes if the parent wears blue contacts?

Can a baby get blue eyes if the parent wears blue contacts?

No.: The color of a parent's contacts does not, in any way, affect the eye color of their child. Inheritance of eye color is complex and determined by the parents' genetics, that is, their natural eye color. ...Read more

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If a parent has green eyes and another with blue eyes, what color will the child have?

If a parent has green eyes and another with blue eyes, what color will the child have?

No way to know: There's no way to definitively know. Some children have different color eyes than both their parents. ...Read more

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2 african american parents. Moms grandfather was white with blue eyes. The baby turned out white with blue eyes statistically what odds was this?

2 african american parents. Moms grandfather was white with blue eyes. The baby turned out white with blue eyes statistically what odds was this?

Recessive trait: Blue eyes are a recessive trait. That means that a gene for blue eyes must be inherited from both mom and dad in order to get a baby with blue eyes. There is not enough information in your answer to give a statistical probability. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have blue eyes if neither of your parents do?

Is it unusual to have blue eyes if neither of your parents do?

Not really: The genetics of eye color is complex but my understanding is that brown is dominant over blue which is recessive. Each parent contributes one copy of one of a pair of genes. If both parents have brown+blue gene they will have brown eyes but each may pass on the blue gene to the infant resulting in expression of blue eyes. One brown gene dominates and produces brown eyes in most cases. ...Read more

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Blue eyes on a kid with 2 brown eyed parents. How is this possible?

Blue eyes on a kid with 2 brown eyed parents. How is this possible?

Easy one: Brown gene dominates over blue so parents only need one of 2 genes to be brown. Blue eyed infants must get one blue gene from both parents, so in this case both parents carry one blue gene. Nothing spooky here, just basic genetics. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have brown eyed parents and grandparents, and yet have blue eyes yourself?

Is it possible to have brown eyed parents and grandparents, and yet have blue eyes yourself?

Blue requires 2: Dominent genes (a) require only one coded gene from a parent to express a color, while a recessive gene (a) requires a pair. At conception you get genes from both parents. Daddy brown eyes aa or aa donates one (a or a)& mommy brown eyes aa or aa donates the other. The baby could have aa, aa, or aa. If aa then eyes are blue. If you have blue eyes, your brown eyed parents were both aa (carriers of blue). ...Read more

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I have brown hair brown eyes, husband has blue eyes blonde hair fair skin, will baby most likely have brown eyes and brown hair?

I have brown hair brown eyes, husband has blue eyes blonde hair fair skin, will baby most likely have brown eyes and brown hair?

Difficult to say: The genetics of human eye and hair color are very complex--you can pin the odds down better the more genetic history of eye and hair color you can obtain--siblings, parents, aunts and uncles, grandparents, great-aunts and uncles. There are odds tables based on this information. Accurate prediction is possible with DNA analysis: 45 mutations in 12 genes for hair color. ...Read more

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Can camera flash change the baby's eye color? For e.g, can blue eyes turn hazel due to the use of flash while the baby's eyes are still developing?

Can camera flash change the baby's eye color? For e.g, can blue eyes turn hazel due to the use of flash while the baby's eyes are still developing?

No: A baby's eye color cannot be changed by a camera flash. The eye may darken normally during the first few months of life however. ...Read more

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I have light brown eyes, my mom has blue eyes, husband has blue eyes, blue eyes run in his family what are the chances of our baby having blue eyes?

I have light brown eyes, my mom has blue eyes, husband has blue eyes, blue eyes run in his family what are the chances of our baby having blue eyes?

50% per conception: If both your husband and mother have blue eyes and yours are brown, you are a carrier of a blue eye gene. Your brown gene dominates your blue, so yours are brown, but since dad can only donate a blue gene, your offspring will have 1 blue gene from him and either blue or brown from you. Your kids have equal chance of being blue or brown. ...Read more

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Besides european americans, can asians and afro americans inherit or have baby blue eyes?

Recessive gene: Inheritance follows 2 basic patterns. Dominant occurs when one of a double gene pair dominates the other & produces the outcome. In this case brown eyes. Blue eyes requires both eye color genes be blue. Any ethnic group including asians & afro americans could have blue eyes if it entered the gene pool somewhere up the line. It could pass in many generations of brown eyed parents before expression. ...Read more

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Could I have a baby with blue eyes? I am half chinese and spanish. My husband, maternal grandma, great grandma/grandpa, & uncles have blue eyes.

Could I have a baby with blue eyes? I am half chinese and spanish. My husband, maternal grandma, great grandma/grandpa, & uncles have blue eyes.

Depends on situation: If you carry one blue eye gene (& you may given your background) this is possible. If your eye color reflects 2 non-blue eye genes it is not. The blue is a recessive trait & while your husband will only pass on a blue eye gene, it must pair up with one from you to give baby blue eyes. ...Read more

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I have blue eyes. My husband has a greenish hazel color. What eye color will our baby more favor? Or is it just a 50/50 chance, of having either?

I have blue eyes. My husband has a greenish hazel color. What eye color will our baby more favor? Or is it just a 50/50 chance, of having either?

Unknown: Eye color is determinedined by the amount of melanin, a brown pigment, in the iris. As this is controlled by multiple genes, there is no way to know what color eyes your baby will have. ...Read more

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How can a dad with brown eyes and a mom with hazel eyes have a baby with blue eyes?

How can a dad with brown eyes and a mom with hazel eyes have a baby with blue eyes?

Genetics: The brown eyes parent may have a green/blue, but the brown gene is dominant so eyes look brown. But when that green/blue gene matches with similar gene from the spouse, then baby can have light eyes. ...Read more

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My 11 month baby was born with blue eyes. Over the past two months one eye has started to turn brown in the bottom half. Anything to worry about?

My 11 month baby was born with blue eyes. Over the past two months one eye has started to turn brown in the bottom half. Anything to worry about?

Don't worry: Eye color is not necessarily final until the end of the 1st or even 2nd year. The melanin deposits over time and the patterns can vary - often it is rings, but each eye can be different. Don't worry - especially if there is no other ocular issue. At the next pediatrician visit ask about it or make an appointment if you are curious. Don't worry - it's not good for either of you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could have a child with green or blue eyes?

Can you tell me if I could have a child with green or blue eyes?

You can guess: Eye color used to be thought of as a simple mendelian trait (google this), with brown being dominant, and blue recessive. It is far more complex than that, but in general parents and grandparents eye color can predict somewhat a child's eye color. So, if both parents are blue eyed, the child will likely have blue eyes. If both parents are brown eyed, the child will likely have brown eyes, etc. ...Read more

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What eye color will a child receive if its dad has dark brown eyes and its mom has blue eyes?

What eye color will a child receive if its dad has dark brown eyes and its mom has blue eyes?

Depends: Eye color has complex inheritance but brown vs blue is not too difficult. If the father is dark brown due to having both genes brown, then the child must get one brown from his dad and he will have brown eyes. If mom is true blue, she has both genes blue and her child will get only that color gene from her. If dad has one brown and one blue then 1/2 of his children will get blue eyes. ...Read more

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I have baby blue eyes. How did I inherit it if my father is a black african from ghana with brown eyes and my mom being mostly of a white origin with baby blue eyes. She is of 1/2 greek, 1/4 egyptian, and 1/4 italian. How did I end up with the same ve

Simple gene answer: Each trait like eye color is defined by a 2 genes 1 from each parent. Brown eye gene (B) dominates blue eye gene (b).A parent like your dad could be BB brown or Bb brown while your mom can only be bb blue. Since you have blue eyes, your dad must be Bb brown & gave you his b gene to combine with moms & make you blue. It doesn't matter where they got the genes, this is how you got yours. ...Read more

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I have baby blue eyes. How did I inherit it if my father is a black african from ghana with brown eyes and my mom being mostly of a white origin with baby blue eyes. She is of 1/2 greek, 1/4 egyptian, and 1/4 italian. How did I end up with the same ve

I have baby blue eyes. How did I inherit it if my father is a black african from ghana with brown eyes and my mom being mostly of a white origin with baby blue eyes. She is of 1/2 greek, 1/4 egyptian, and 1/4 italian. How did I end up with the same ve

Recessive trait: Blue eyes are inherited as a recessive trait. This means you must have the "blue eyed gene" from both parents. Brown eyes are dominant which means you only need one "brown eyed gene" to have brown eyes. Your father must have one blue eyed and one brown eyed gene, and your mother has 2 blue eyed genes. Your inherited one from each of them. Ethnic background has nothing to do with it. ...Read more

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I have baby blue eyes. How did I inherit it if my father is a black african from ghana with brown eyes and my mom being mostly of a white origin with baby blue eyes. She is of 1/2 greek, 1/4 egyptian, and 1/4 italian. How did I end up with the same ve

I have baby blue eyes. How did I inherit it if my father is a black african from ghana with brown eyes and my mom being mostly of a white origin with baby blue eyes. She is of 1/2 greek, 1/4 egyptian, and 1/4 italian. How did I end up with the same ve

Two genes did it: If mom had blue eyes she could only give you a blue gene. For you to have blue eyes, your dad had to carry a silent blue gene that he gave to you rather than his dominant brown gene. It doesn't matter how many cultures the genes passed through. This is straightforward stuff. ...Read more

Blue Eyes (Definition)

Blue eyes- eyes that are blue have less pigmentation than other colors and ...Read more