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Can Blue Eyed Parents Have Brown Eyed Children
Absolutely: No need to blame the milk man. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: 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
Yes: This has to do with inheriting the OCA2 eye color gene. It will determine if an eye color is brown if present. ...Read more
I have brown eyes both my parents do too, my baby's dad has blue eyes. What are the odds the baby's eyes will be blue?
Unlikely: Unless you have blue eyed relatives.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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