All blue-eyed humans have common ancestor

January 30, 2008 |

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place 6-10,000 years ago and is the cause of the eye colour of all blue-eyed humans alive on the planet today. “Originally, we all had brown eyes.”New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place 6-10,000 years ago and is the cause of the eye colour of all blue-eyed humans alive on the planet today.

“Originally, we all had brown eyes”, said Professor Eiberg from the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. “But a genetic mutation affecting the OCA2 gene in our chromosomes resulted in the creation of a “switch”, which literally “turned off” the ability to produce brown eyes”. The OCA2 gene codes for the so-called P protein, which is involved in the production of melanin, the pigment that gives colour to our hair, eyes and skin. The “switch”, which is located in the gene adjacent to OCA2 does not, however, turn off the gene entirely, but rather limits its action to reducing the production of melanin in the iris – effectively “diluting” brown eyes to blue. The switch’s effect on OCA2 is very specific therefore. If the OCA2 gene had been completely destroyed or turned off, human beings would be without melanin in their hair, eyes or skin colour – a condition known as albinism.

Variation in the colour of the eyes from brown to green can all be explained by the amount of melanin in the iris, but blue-eyed individuals only have a small degree of variation in the amount of melanin in their eyes. “From this we can conclude that all blue-eyed individuals are linked to the same ancestor,” says Professor Eiberg. “They have all inherited the same switch at exactly the same spot in their DNA.” Brown-eyed individuals, by contrast, have considerable individual variation in the area of their DNA that controls melanin production.

Professor Eiberg and his team examined mitochondrial DNA and compared the eye colour of blue-eyed individuals in countries as diverse as Jordan, Denmark and Turkey. His findings are the latest in a decade of genetic research, which began in 1996, when Professor Eiberg first implicated the OCA2 gene as being responsible for eye colour.
Nature shuffles our genes

The mutation of brown eyes to blue represents neither a positive nor a negative mutation. It is one of several mutations such as hair colour, baldness, freckles and beauty spots, which neither increases nor reduces a human’s chance of survival. As Professor Eiberg says, “it simply shows that nature is constantly shuffling the human genome, creating a genetic cocktail of human chromosomes and trying out different changes as it does so.”

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452 Responses to All blue-eyed humans have common ancestor

  1. Sidionie July 31, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

    What happens if you had bright blue eyes and they changed to green then? lol

  2. Anonymous November 17, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    I have blue eyes and my fiance is black. Her grandfather was white like me and also had blue eyes. Possible blue eyes.

  3. Travis November 15, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

    I found the article informative, but reaching. The study group was extremely small, and the genetic evidence does not stand up to other known genetic phenomon.So, this one individual is a common ancester to entire villages in england, to a majority of scandanavians, danish and germanic peoples? I’ve heard the stories of how conquerors such as genghis khan produced offspring carrying his genetic characteristics from china to hungary, in incredible numbers versus the population sample, but there are not entire countries of young genghis’ out there. So, if the khan, while using what is the equivalent of forced intercourse on entire female populations cannot leave a modern result of entire european and western cities bearing asian features, i find it hard to believe that one, unknown individual from the black sea could’ve sired the worlds greatest lineage. Even if the reproductive attraction of blue eyes could explain its proliferation, it explains nothing of the vast areas of tract that blue eyes not only survived in, but become the lone charateristic, breeding out all other eyes…eyes that are dominant to the blues recessiveness. It just doesn’t add up to scrutiny…interesting thought however…

  4. Biologist October 22, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

    The bible says we have a common ancestor two. Um hello Adam??? The first man created by God. Read the bible you two. Do not be biased in life. Read as much as possible!!!

  5. rubix repeater September 27, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    1 person that they are all descended from, so 1 man/woman is the great great great great, etc etc, grandad/grandmother

  6. Abby September 27, 2012 at 10:50 am #

    Seriously!! What’s wrong with these religious nuts? Nothing about this article has ANYTHING to do with your stupid religion! Do you have a brain???

  7. OMG August 23, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    shut the fuck up.

  8. charito salinas July 7, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

    what do u mean a single common ancestor?

  9. God's Child April 16, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    I realize I’m a few months late checking in on this one but I only came to this page to help my daughter with her biology homework. Thank you so much for the info the research will be very helpful for her. But the comments, such a great example of a microcosm of humanity. I LOVE IT. The daily intolerance we put each other through is scientific proof that God’s Word is ABSOLUTELY TRUE. If you get a chance read the Bible alongside ANY science books/journals (page for page or however you can manage to balance the weight of both at the same time) the result will change your life. But as I have said before great research; common ancestor might have been one of Noah’s Boy’s :) 10-6000 years ago…I see what you did there.

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  20. Shocked January 9, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    Seriously, Jake??? The history of science began with people who believed in God (a very very few did not). They were rejected by both the secular and the church communities. It is shocking to me that people always have to bring the faith point up. Science is science, it doesn;t matter if the scientist believes in God or not. The scientist is supposed to be unbiased – a collector of facts. If we rejected everything discovered by those who had different beliefs/ideas than us, we would be without light bulbs and telephones, and germs would still be completely unknown, It took soooo long for people to believe that germs existed simply because they could not see them. Science belongs to those who believe in God and those who don’t. The name calling and rejection has happened on both sides. I wonder when that will stop.

  21. Ste January 6, 2012 at 6:53 am #

    While science isn’t proving to you the fact there is no God. To others who aren’t fearfull of death it’s obvious. Christianity helping science didn’t create science, science owes nothing to any religion all religion has done mostly is try discredit proven science!

    It’s such a shame that we use the word religion when truely it should be Cult. Just because one cult has a much larger population than another cult shouldnt earn it the right for a different name to what it excatly is a brain washing sad cult.

  22. Jake January 2, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    I’m pretty sure Christians labelled most scientific thinkers as heretics for a very long time until they realized what wrongs they were doing.

  23. Niner December 27, 2011 at 12:30 am #

    There are multiple genes that control for eye color. The main gene is Brown dominant – blue recessive. The second gene is either Green dominant -blue recessive. So for your dad to have blue eyes, he has to have all blue versions as a single copy of either brown or green would lead him to have brown or green eyes. So he is bb-bb. Your mom has brown eyes, so I believe hers could be a number of combinations that would lead to your genotype BB-Gb or Bb-Gb. You inherited a copy of green from mom and blue from dad. Babies are born without the final say in eye color until the age of 3 or so, when the deposition of melanin finalizes. So your eyes started blue and changed to green as the melanin was deposited.

  24. Jill December 19, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

    Smugness is so distasteful. I can’t stand smug atheists who claim all religious people are superstitious, racist, and ignorant. Modern science was helped along by Christianity (the father of genetics was a monk, for crying out loud), and (most) religions and science can fit together quite well.
    There is also a BIG difference between church people and those who truly study their religions.
    I’m fascinated by new discoveries, and haven’t seen a scientific breakthrough that changes my mind about the existence of God (I’m a Christian).

  25. Dano December 11, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    And whats the offering plate for u dumb fuck,,,,Science is a trick,think about what u just said.Then kill ur self to prevent further non-sense.

  26. Dano December 11, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    You in a shell.
    A your used poor bible knowledge= christian
    B you used recon=souther descent
    C your racist,and didnt realize it=Afro-American

  27. Dano December 11, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    Mixed white/black perfectly.

  28. Dano December 11, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    Google eye color vs. I.Q.

    as far as religion ,it has no relevance in a scientific debate.Religion is no more than a pyschological tool for the week minded to have meaning.So leave that shit at the door.And as far as americans 99.9 percant of us are morons,but thats no difference from anywhere else.

    Religion makes us believe in hocus pocus,and racism.Science shows how these traits are genitic mutations,and yes some are superior to others in differant ways.

  29. clearblue December 9, 2011 at 12:42 pm #

    I know most people who are not true Americans are so opened minded their brains have fallen out!

  30. roscoe454 November 2, 2011 at 9:01 am #

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  31. Somechick September 9, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    I am so sick of my country being lumped as a whole in to the “stupid American” thing…there are some seriously stupid, bat shit crazy, racist, bigoted morons here, yep.

    Just like every other country!

  32. stuart September 6, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    “i’m getting the hint that lot of you people are americans no”

    hmmm – I sense a hypocrite railing against sterotypes

  33. Ariel September 6, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

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  34. Tim September 6, 2011 at 11:27 am #

    Slightly misleading to suggest that hair colour has no effect on survivability. Lighter hair colours such as blonde and ginger are far more common in northern countries like scotland and scandanavia because they also cause light skin which allows better absorbtion of light in the dark winters. Eskimos are excempt because they eat so much fish they don’t need the sunlight for vitamin D.

  35. Guy August 29, 2011 at 9:55 pm #

    So you decide to pave a road of rants here and there thats fine with me. I dont respect bigots either, but you obviously are a very ignorant person to incinuate that about americans. Sounds like you have now coined yourself a racist fool as well. By the way your comment it very “narrow minded” hope you enjoy being a hypocrite. Ciao.

  36. N.otero August 19, 2011 at 12:28 am #

    well it seems a few religious nuts have commented on this and some racists and also some idiots hmmm well 1.religiuos uts/diots shut up 2. racists read a F@$KING book and get your dumb ass ideals out of your heads it’s a thread about eyes for christs sake not a religious/race based. also i’m getting the hint that lot of you people are americans no? maybe that ight explain some of the narrow minded comments

  37. bLuE eYeD DeVeL June 7, 2011 at 9:16 am #

    I happen to find blue eyes a genetic mutation of beauty, we blued eyed devils appear more sexy and seductive.

  38. lili dauphin June 4, 2011 at 1:05 am #

    Let us embrace all the beautiful colors of our lives. The colors of our eyes don’t really matter as long as they’re healthy.

    Our most beautiful colors are located within.

  39. lili dauphin June 4, 2011 at 1:02 am #

    Let us embrace all the beautiful colors of our lives. The colors of our eyes don’t really matter because our most beautiful colors can only be found within.

  40. Ivy Rose May 6, 2011 at 10:41 pm #

    I found this blog intriguing and highly informative. Initially my interest was in the condition heterochromia iridis a condition (really genetic differentiation- in my humble opinion) in which the individual iris colors of one person will vary. I choose to ignore the preferential comments as well as the insulting ones. My genetics are also an interesting “cocktail” as Professor Eiberg so eloquent yet playfully described :o)

  41. Masta April 4, 2011 at 7:31 am #

    I have hazel eyes where does that leave me?

  42. G March 28, 2011 at 9:18 pm #

    I have blue eyes and I like to party, does that help?

  43. Lauren March 25, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    Sad. I came here to learn about eye color and I see more racism. Of course, anytime there is an article about eye color, skin color, nationalities, you’ll find racism. Alot of black people catagorize whites as being all the same. “The white devil” is now what we are. Are all black people on crack? Are all black people shooting each other over $10.00? Can’t one black person speak proper English? Doesn’t any black person have an IQ over 70? Generalization. It’s wrong d. Baxter. Leave your neighborhood and explore outside of your racist city, friends, family, etc. I wish you success in finding peace and happiness.

  44. Mike February 28, 2011 at 4:29 am #

    Every single person in this world has a common ancestor. We are all at least 30th cousins. That’s only 32 generations ago for the most distant of relations.

  45. d.baxterisaracist February 21, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

    @d.baxter you can write English and use a computer yet you have the opinions of an uneducated tool. you ‘recon’ the ‘gardens of babylon were due to light blue eyed people’ think about what you are saying, you ‘recon’ what basis is that?
    I have blue eyes and I want nothing more than a utopian society, that has no money and therefore greed, a resource economy that only cares for research and human/spiritual advancement.
    industrialization is equally relevant in the soviet union were communism (unlike capitalism) did not promote consumerism or materialism yet you have neglected this.
    I too dislike the shallow materialistic consumer driven modern world that is totally global and is as/if not more prevalent in the east than the west. I put this down to the fact that I am enlightened to this and people who think everything is fine are ignorant drones. I am however not an ignorant racist like you d.baxter who blames everything on people with a genetic difference. You need to face facts that in the future countries are just going to be lines on a map and nothing more, and 70% of people like you are ignorant drones that are going to get left behind with your small minded attitude to your fellow humans, get educated, get travelled to different corners of the planet not just your small minded prison, get some friends that have blue eyes that are not materialistic and discuss this with them and listen to them laugh at your ill-founded claims. You need to open your mind to what is really important which is not what you ‘recon’ happened in the past are you mentally ill?

    ‘blue eyed devil’ derogatory term that I do not deserve on the basis I am not accountable for ruining the world like you are suggesting.

  46. j-dog February 20, 2011 at 7:09 am #

    I’m a blued eyed devil and happen to be crap at absorbing information and have a non-materialistic ideaology. So don’t make over generalisatons based on crap you racist bastard

  47. d.baxter February 5, 2011 at 3:57 am #

    i read and absorbed all that,im impressed,one of the best things i have seen

  48. d.baxter February 5, 2011 at 2:53 am #

    i find all light blue eyed people to be,talkative,zealous,have an uncontrollable ability to absorbed information,even when not trying,materialistic,light blue eyed devils no,industrialist yes,i recon the gardens of babylon were due to light blue eyed people,i wonder if there will be a way to date when the first light blue eyed devil appeared on earth and worked toward giving us industrialization wealth via a disposition of being materialistic,we owe that ancestor a round of applause,

  49. Lindsay January 26, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    So I had very blue eyes until I was about 4 years old until they changed to green. My mom has brown eyes and my dad has blue. I’ve always wondered why my eye color changed so late. Any ideas?

  50. Tyson January 22, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

    It is simple genetics.
    Blue eyes are recessive and don’t show up if there is a dominant gene present.
    This means that your parents were both, if I may use the correct terminology, hybrids of Brown and blue Eyes.
    This is written Bb
    The following shows that it IS possible for you to have blue Eyes.
    BB means 100% brown hair
    Bb means brown eyes but the blue eyes are present
    bb means blue eyes
    so you are one of four people who have bb when their parents have the gene Bb.
    If you don’t understand look up the “Punnet Sqaure”.

  51. HRH Prince Todd Charles JUCHAU January 21, 2011 at 11:02 pm #

    I am A negative blood type,my eye colour changes from blue to green and vice vercer.
    God bless.

  52. justbecause January 12, 2011 at 5:18 pm #


  53. justbecause January 12, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    you must be classified as a historian…

  54. justbecause January 12, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    gravity is the weakest force.

  55. justbecause January 12, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

    you have a vocabulary problem. mythology IS mythology, we do not think it is anything but mythology. however, myth does not mean “lie.” The ancient greeks worshipped their gods and goddesses just like your grandma goes to church every sunday. your grandmother does not think the church teaches mythology, the church teaches religion. to the ancient greeks, what we call mythology was their religion.

  56. justbecause January 12, 2011 at 5:08 pm #

    is that seriously your “theory”? where did that come from? you have a very distorted spirituality…

  57. justbecause January 12, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    i hope your third grade teacher didn’t see that comment.

  58. justbecause January 12, 2011 at 5:06 pm #

    why would it be the same for green eyed people? blue and green are different colors just like brown and blue are different colors. you cannot make that comparrison…duh!

  59. justbecause January 12, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    no you could not find that one ancestor the world does not have genealogies that go back that far….duh! that is just plain stupid.

  60. Natalie January 8, 2011 at 7:36 am #

    Ugh, so disappointing to see so many pointless creationist arguments in comments yet again. People will be having these arguments forever (and have been having them for long enough up until now), and somehow I doubt it’s to try and understand each other’s points of view.

    Anyway, the articles interesting. I don’t know much about genetics, but I wonder if there’s any way to tell which brown-eyed people also come from that ancestor (apart from seeing whether they have any blue eyed relatives, that is) and I wonder what percentage of Caucasians (whatever their eye colour) have that blue-eyed human as their common ancestor.

  61. Lux January 7, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    I thought you didn’t believe in science. Didn’t you say in an above comment not to believe the evil liars of science? If so, how can you say (and believe) now to your convenience, that science will prove noah had blue eyes?

    And maybe, the reason why 98% of all crimes are done by those with brown eyes is because the percentage of those with blue eyes is very low to begin with?

    If you want to talk statistics, then did you know that less than 1% of prison populations in the United States are atheist? Are you then suggesting that those with religion are morally less upright than those who don’t believe in God?

  62. Lux January 7, 2011 at 12:46 pm #

    The article isn’t saying that only those with blue eyes are exclusively related to each other. Someone with blue eyes doesn’t have to have a sister who also has blue eyes. But it’s saying that everyone with blue eyes has the same common ancestor.

    For example, if I were to say that all the girls in Mrs. Alba’s class scored over 85 on the last test, it doesn’t mean that there weren’t any boys who scored over 85 too. Just that every girl did. It’s not exclusive.

  63. matt January 5, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

    dip it in some paint

  64. Kelly January 4, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    Jesus was a natural born Jew. He died so it’s impossible for him to be the savior! A requirement for the savior is that he must have accomplished certain things in his life. Jesus did not! Not trying to start any arguments but this is truly what I beleive in.

  65. laine January 3, 2011 at 5:48 am #

    you might find it odd but many of the oddities you seem to disclose here are really products of infidelity.

  66. laine January 3, 2011 at 5:46 am #

    science has proven prayer works……… read the facts.
    i guess thats all coincidence to you though. you will find some way to discredit that too.

  67. laine January 3, 2011 at 5:42 am #

    or a very special person! good not evil

  68. laine January 3, 2011 at 5:41 am #

    money will not save your soul. hell is real, why not approach it like a science and read the near death experiences of atheist?
    you will find the information disproves all you think is real

  69. laine January 3, 2011 at 5:33 am #

    amen, he will return soon. wide is the highway to destruction and the majority are on it. we can thank
    our Lord we have been found! we pray for those here
    who insist on believing lies. your blind and asleep.
    your only hope is in Jesus or Yeshua as he is known in hebrew. He will save you if your call out to Him.

  70. laine January 3, 2011 at 5:17 am #

    carbon dating is a joke. understand stratigraphy and how the Cambrian Explosion Disproves Evolution (its facts not ideas) and shows the lie of carbon dating calculator how science and darwin and several others actually made up the lies to gain fame and fortune and also in the writings of darwin he discloses his goal to make the Bible a untrue. for the smart ones like me it did not work, i got the facts myself. do the same and do not believe evil liars in the science world.
    you have been lied to and science makes money on lies like global warming and evolution. if your smart you would investigate what you believe instead of believing lies that are spoon feed to you! if you want to know about the changing heat patterns investigate h.a.a.r.p. the technology that shocks our atmosphere regularly just for fun. it has all but ruined the ozone layer. now your going to be blamed and pay for the destruction of the ozone layer! but stupid you believes the lies that your the cause and stupid your feels so good your doing your part to save the planet. what a joke you are. be informed your look stupid.

  71. laine January 3, 2011 at 5:01 am #

    science will prove noah had these blue eyes. the brown eyes came from the wives of noahs sons. the wives were not of the pure good bloodline and that is why there is so much variations in brown.
    noah was choosen for his faithfulness and he had not been corrupted with blood that came from mating with satanic beings, he was the only one God choose and his wife and sons and sons wives.
    that is why 98% of all crimes are done by those who have brown eyes!
    get the story right and quit lying to the people.

  72. Kelly January 2, 2011 at 9:11 pm #

    My eyes have been blue all my life and just last year they started turning green! What’s going on? It’s not just my surroundings they are actually turning green. Is there any way I can make my body produce the chemical for blue eyes again?

  73. Jenn January 2, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    That just means that you inherited the gene required to have blue eyes and she did not. Don’t be an idiot. Learn what your talking about before you try to disprove actual science with stupid, immature comments. Thanks.

  74. somy January 2, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

    Yes it is possible, my husband and I both have dark brown eyes, yet my youngest son has hazel green eyes and a much lighter skin than both of us.

  75. larnie neal January 1, 2011 at 1:22 am #

    so i have a question that has been bothering me my whole life. so i am an african american 100% but when u think of it you think of someone darker skin dark hair and dark eyes right, well to a certain extent, but ok i have a really light complexion, blonde hair and blue eyes…..although i do take after my mom a whole lot but there is one thing different she has brown eyes and so did my father. so my question is how did i get blue eyes? no one in my family had blue eyes i have been up and down are family tree and no one i find had or has blue eyes. this is just one of those things that have been in the back of my mind…

  76. Moe December 28, 2010 at 10:25 pm #

    Yes this tells me that the common ancestor of these white blue eyes devild was the son of Adam and he was marked with the mark of cain, therefore the blue eyed devils. It just maybe a possiblity

  77. brad December 28, 2010 at 11:04 am #

    all i no for certain is a cleft chin is 100% inherited from ur father go figure. Found that out when i new my mother was a whore. lmao

  78. Anonymous December 14, 2010 at 12:34 pm #

    wasn’t lillith evil….That makes since that she would be a first wife.

  79. Jude Haley December 13, 2010 at 1:13 pm #

    Simply because all blue-eyed people share a common ancestor does not mean that breeding between blue-eyed and brown-eyed people did not occur. There is a (slightly)similar scenario in female calico cats. The sex chromosomes “X” and “Y” determine an individual’s gender. If one has two “X” chromosomes, they are female. If one has one “X” chromosome and one “Y” chromosome, they are male. In calico cats, the “X” chromosome also contains the gene for spot color. Because there really is no use for the second “X” chromosome the females posses, it is essentially turned off, although not in a uniform way across the body. This means that if the first “X” chromosome contains the gene for orange fur, and the second the gene for black fur, orange spots indicate follicles where the cells have turned off the second “X” chromosome, and vice-versa.

    This is not to say that heterochromia is directly analogous to what I’ve just explained, but it does mean that heterochromia does not disprove Professor Eiberg’s research.

  80. Anonymous December 12, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

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  81. Anonymous December 12, 2010 at 12:13 pm #

    you have not got the same farther.. lol ;)

  82. Anonymous December 3, 2010 at 7:29 pm #

    By then I think Jesus will have returned. I pray that your heart is softened so that you may receive the truth.

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  85. Rieka November 29, 2010 at 12:16 am #


  86. Phoebe Harris November 27, 2010 at 2:17 am #

    What about herterochromic peoples like myself? One of my eyes is deep brown, whilst the other is contented being a green/brown/hazel sort of colour; but what if one of your eyes is blue and one is brown? I do tours on bullyings of Heterochromic persons such as myself and have seen a blue and brown eye more than once. Why would this be? If all blue-eyed people have an ansestor, surely heterochromia chanlenges this find.

  87. Anonymous November 22, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

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  88. big man November 22, 2010 at 1:14 pm #

    God is real if not explain how we are here

  89. Big B November 20, 2010 at 12:24 pm #

    ok so then it should be possible to go back and find that one ancestor?right??And for all the sciene and religon stuff,I believe to each there own..and we will all find out one day if our believes are true!!

  90. Anonymous November 20, 2010 at 2:31 am #

    the x is the butt and the y is the dick

  91. Jo November 20, 2010 at 2:23 am #

    marrying your sister doesn’t do anything, having sex with your sister does.

  92. Jo November 20, 2010 at 2:18 am #

    thats Adam and Eve story is bull shit

  93. Jon November 20, 2010 at 2:14 am #

    we think that greek mythology was fake, but 2000 years into the future what will they think of God or our “science” today.

  94. Sarah November 19, 2010 at 11:00 pm #

    That’s odd. Must be the same for green eyed people too.

  95. Anonymous November 16, 2010 at 9:27 am #

    A true scientist will say there are laws, theories, and hypothesis. Find me a scientist that says carbon dating is a law. Carbon dating is a theory not a fact

  96. ijjjmm November 14, 2010 at 10:03 pm #

    ur so fucking stupid, u and ur sister having different color eyes does not mean you dont have common ancestors, it just means she got different genes than you

  97. Feather November 14, 2010 at 4:59 pm #

    So, I have big blue eyes- Me and my brown eyed sister don’t have the same ancestors? WTF? Bull shit, Hahaha!

  98. Anonymous November 14, 2010 at 8:04 am #

    European dumbass? i’d call that racism mate.

  99. aka November 13, 2010 at 5:05 am #

    you need help

  100. aka its time time November 13, 2010 at 5:04 am #

    some people need help men ………………

  101. time time baby November 13, 2010 at 5:00 am #

    hi its time time i need help

  102. time time baby November 13, 2010 at 4:59 am #

    hi you need help

  103. The Mumm November 11, 2010 at 11:59 am #

    Well, yeah, theoretically, but how long does it take for the ring’s orbit to deteriorate? And further, how is that evidence of ‘creationism’?

    “We can use information that scientists – Creationists or Evolutionists – have gathered to support a solar system that was created thousands of years ago verses millions/billions of years ago.” — There’s hypotheses, yes. However, there’s far more overwhelming evidence to the contrary (take an astronomy class).

    Without getting to much into Quantum Physics, Gravity is theorized as a particle called a ‘Graviton’. Of the four fundamental forces of the universe (Strong/weak nuclear force, electromagnetism, and gravity), it’s considered the strongest. This may seem confusing, seeing as how just about everything on the planet is capable of overcoming gravity on a daily basis. However, we’re still affected by stellar objects billions of light years away through their gravitational pull (such as the Super massive Black Hole at the center of the Milky Way).

    Religion is an organized structure based around faith; and faith means accepting something that you cannot prove (that’s why it’s called faith). Science, on the other hand, is a very strict process of hypothesizing and finding proofs.

    Creationism has nothing to do with Science — and here’s why: Creationists make conjectures based on science and conclude that there ‘must’ be an intelligent designer, when they cannot *directly* prove that there is one, which is faith; not fact. Tachyons are more plausible than an Intelligent Designer.

  104. Tab November 9, 2010 at 7:35 pm #

    They are killing albinos in Africa selling there bones for witch potions.

  105. zenooisnthisnameeither November 8, 2010 at 6:48 am #

    well couldnt we consider humans as gods? we can create mass population cities, we can cross over water, we can destroy mountains, we can kill anything and everything, Humans can controll this planet and really we could control the universe, We massively effect everything around us.

  106. Anonymous November 7, 2010 at 10:09 pm #

    coookoooo. crazy. so carbon dating is just made up? scientists have been carbon dating human remains back over 4 million years ago? made up?

  107. JOHDanonym November 7, 2010 at 8:10 am #

    People are stubborn. If we needed a scientific method for everything in our lives, how would we survive. How do we know there is no god. What proof can science give for anything at the moment. If I said that the aliens everyone is talking about could be the god or gods of the past, then should you still worship them? If I said that they are watching us right now and know everything we do because their technology is so advanced that our information goes directly into their database, then what would you say to dispute the fact that you should worship, and if all you know is passed down knowledge then why should you dispute it. The naturul thing for humans to do is deny aything that they have been told

  108. Godisurmind November 6, 2010 at 6:39 pm #

    wow are you serious religion is a product of time and convineince. greek mythology is only a mythology because we dont believe in it anymore but back them zues was god of gods and so on…science however is what we use to determine what is real and what has happend with proof or else it is just a theory or a good bed time story

  109. anonymous October 21, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

    She’s a liar?

  110. anonymous October 21, 2010 at 11:50 am #

    I found it interesting when I read this comment: “…science and religion doesnt mix its not supposed to they are on total oppisites…”

    On the contrary, science and religion are very much related; in fact, science can be used as evidence of Creation. For example, Saturn’s {unstable} rings are made up of ice fragments and rock – which are constantly being pulled into Saturn’s surface due to the gravitational pull of the planet; therefore, they will not last. If the solar system was billions of year old, don’t you think those rings would already be gone by now?

    This is one of many examples that shows us how religion {more of Creationism} is related to science. We can use information that scientists – Creationists or Evolutionists – have gathered to support a solar system that was created thousands of years ago verses millions/billions of years ago. The evidence of a young solar system is out there, you just have to research it.

  111. Anonymous October 20, 2010 at 8:47 pm #

    don’t know if you’re the same “anonymous” as above who blasted Americans. But i’d put $ on the fact that if you’re european dumbass could get residency in the U.S you’d be first in line. Or maybe you’re one of those people who loves living under a feudal system… you don’t have to strive to achieve, you wait for your neighbors to work hard so you can get your government handout. and crappy handout at that. ask your goverment to teach you dental hygiene, your teeth are crappy, and your breath smells like someone’s dirty ass. and in general, you people need to learn to shave, bathe and occassionally brush and floss.

  112. Anonymous October 18, 2010 at 8:18 pm #

    Stat’s just silly. I was born with true grey eyes and my parents both have brown eyes. My paternal was test done when I was 6 years old as a result of an injury and states that my father is 100% biologically my true father! So I did a little research of my own and discovered that 1 in every 500 children born to parents with brown eyes are born with different coloured eyes. The millions of kids that are born out there every day a few hundred are born with different coloured eyes! So it’s common enough!

  113. Anonymous October 18, 2010 at 2:34 pm #

    God isn’t real you spackers! It’s just some story made up before the police and justice courts to make people behave themselves. 55% of Americans (I’m not an American thank God-see what I did there?) believe that the Bible is a true and accurate, historical account! WTF?! This is the reason why most Americans are dense and think all Muslims are terrorists bla bla. Look at it this way, we tell kids there’s a Santa watching them so that they be good little sh*ts for mummy and daddy. Same for adults and religion! The sooner everyone drops the whole “my God is better than your Allah” rubbish, we will all see that science made us through years of evolution and we will stop fighting in the name of religion and just pure hate each other because of what country you come from! Like the French, they could all be Buddhist for all I care I’d still hate ‘em!

  114. mel October 16, 2010 at 9:11 pm #

    the first person with blue eyes must of been classified as a witch lol

  115. lasik October 14, 2010 at 9:32 am #

    I disagree with the comments above, however the article does touch on a few of this.

  116. ales October 14, 2010 at 3:17 am #

    Science is the universal cleaning chicago

  117. karla gilbert October 12, 2010 at 9:39 am #

    Since their is no god everyones theory on this is bull.

  118. anonymous October 11, 2010 at 8:20 pm #

    lol thats kind of funny because i’m christian and i want to be a astronomer

  119. chromatophore October 11, 2010 at 3:27 pm #

    They should open a restaurant:}

  120. Jesus is not his name October 11, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    The bible and science are very intertwined. It is this age of intellectual narcissism that people are blind to the truths that can be found in the bible and other ancient texts that actually reveal truth and reiterate scientific theory. It is the perversion of the truth through religious tradition and dogma that lead people to thing they are contradictory.

  121. john October 7, 2010 at 7:52 pm #

    science was created by god, so deal with it!

  122. anonymous cat October 6, 2010 at 6:23 am #

    thank you for knowing lillith was adams 1st wife most christians dont accept or admit that so thanks 4 putting the real truth out there

  123. anonymous cat October 6, 2010 at 6:21 am #

    thank you science and religion doesnt mix its not supposed to they are on total oppisites of the spectrum

  124. Anonymous October 3, 2010 at 4:50 pm #

    that would mean that we were all inbred, many problems would arise from marrying your sisters or brothers and would be apparent today if that were true

  125. Anonymous October 3, 2010 at 4:48 pm #

    that’s lame how do you explain dinosaurs?

  126. ESimms September 28, 2010 at 9:01 pm #

    Jacob married his cousin as directed by God. Adam’s first wife was Lilith.

  127. Anonymous September 28, 2010 at 1:09 am #

    This is just a guess but, I’m thinking that maybe curly hair is recessive and since women have two x (XX) chromosomes and men have one x and one y (XY) the second x covers up the gene? This would be because the extra tag on the x chromosome is where the gene is located and the y chromosome doesn’t have this tag and therefore no gene to cover it up…this is just like baldness (which is passed by the mother) and colour-blindness (which is FAR more common in males than females).

  128. Anonymous September 28, 2010 at 1:03 am #

    So, if a person has just one blue-eyed ancestor, no matter how far back, then they are a decendant of that first blue-eyed human….

  129. Anonymous September 28, 2010 at 1:01 am #

    Yes, the blue eye gene is recessive to the brown eye gene and green eyes are recessive to both! This means you have to have two blue eye genes or a blue eye gene and a green eye gene to have blue eyes. I’m guessing most OR all caucasians have that same blue-eyed common ancestor….

  130. Anonymous September 28, 2010 at 12:54 am #

    I suppose if a couple who both had blue eyes had a brown-eyed baby, then there would be cause for concern…However, I think it’s ridiculous when people expect their children to look like them…they can end up anywhere in the spectrum…

  131. Anonymous September 28, 2010 at 12:51 am #

    A blue-eyed child can come from parents who both have brown eyes. Blue eyes are recessive therefore if you have one brown eye gene and one blue eye gene, you will have brown eyes but, you are still a carrier. If two people who have brown eyes have a child together, there is a 25% chance it will have blue eyes. All it takes is for both parents to pass on the blue eye gene and not the brown eye gene.

  132. Anonymous September 22, 2010 at 11:12 pm #

    Haven’t you seen 10,000BC…the blue eyed girl ;)

  133. Anonymous September 22, 2010 at 11:07 pm #

    I sw a thing where an african couple had a white baby with curly blond hair and blue eyes…=)

  134. Anonymous September 22, 2010 at 11:04 pm #

    P.S not trying to sound all preachy or anything, just blabbering :P

  135. Anonymous September 22, 2010 at 11:01 pm #

    You do know that God created more humans than just Adam and Eve…they were just the only ones in Eden and they are the ancestors of Joseph (the man who adopted Jesus or Nazareth). All the races didnt come from just two peiple. Plus whenever Cain is sent away and marries he’s not marring his sister.

  136. Firequeen September 22, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

    I believe my grandparents on my mother’s side, both had brown eyes and every one of the children except my mother the oldest, my father’s parents were gray eyed father and brown eyed mother. so he is blue eyed. My siblings and I are all blue eyed, however, my father ,my oldest sister and i all have a brown spot in the lower right iris, very noticeable, but no explanation

  137. Celia September 22, 2010 at 7:04 am #

    Actually, we all have two ancestors- Adam and Eve! But close, close.

  138. dollydot@goolemaildotcom September 15, 2010 at 2:55 am #

    I read a man took his wife to court because she d had a blue eyed child they both had brown eyes

  139. Kaydee September 11, 2010 at 1:32 am #

    @BriBri & Andrew: My family also has an interesting mix of appearances. One grandmother had honey colored hair and bright turquoise eyes, medium fair skin. Her husband had black eyes, black hair and golden tobacco color skin year round. Their 4 children: One blue eyed light blonde who tanned, two dark skinned, dark haired, dark eyes, one dark skinned, brown hair, lighter eyes.
    My other grandmother had black hair, black eyes, odd colored skin that looked greenish grey but tanned very dark if she got the least amount of sun. Her husband had blue eyes and dark brown hair with light skin. Their children: one had black hair, dark eyes and skin. The other had charcoal brown hair and hazel green eyes that could look grass green, greenish brown, amber brown & rarely blueish grey with his mother’s skin that tanned dark copper. With all that dark hair, eyes & skin I got grey blue eyes, brindle hair (light blondish, light & dark brown, cinnamon, some black that bleaches reddish gold in southern climes & that bleached to a strawberry blonde when I was a kid) and ridiculous pale skin that shows every vein and becomes lobster colored with the least amount of heat or sun. Full compliment of freckles that not one of my cousins or sister has! (My sister was mistaken for African American by African Americans in Virgina, my mother mistaken for Mexican by Californian Chicanos). Family origins mainly from the British Isles, plus Mechlenburg, pre-Germany Swabia & Black Forest, some Dutch & Swiss who migrated via a few generations in France, a Jewish line, and possibly a Hispanic and eastern European factor in there based on inscriptions on an old family tintype and another old photo. My family surely exemplifies the great American melting pot. I get a kick out of the fact that 2 of my 4 grandparents had the rarest eye color (not counting violet & red), & which is my favorite. [Sorry my post is so long].

  140. Wolfgang September 8, 2010 at 8:50 am #

    Sounds like someone made it with a wolf! i wondered why my back was so hairy lol. Hard to believe we came from one common ancestor, I guess all you need is one!

  141. John August 31, 2010 at 12:32 am #

    So 10,000 years ago there were no blue eyes?

  142. Jason August 24, 2010 at 5:15 pm #

    Yes, but it just means that the OCA2 gene in your eyes did not turn “off” so to speak.

  143. Fo August 21, 2010 at 6:42 am #

    So what if your grandfather has blue eyes but you have brown does that mean you are related to all the blue eyes people as well?

  144. Elvato Azul August 21, 2010 at 1:51 am #

    Um… You repeated yourself in the first paragraph author.

  145. colin August 14, 2010 at 7:10 pm #

    so my girlfriend told me tht her eyes r normally a dark borwn color but anytime time she is around me or we talk on the phone her eyes turn a greenish color and i want to know y so can somebody plz answer this this thanks

  146. colin bron August 14, 2010 at 7:07 pm #

    my girlfriend says that her eyes r normally dark brown but when she is around me or talks to me on the phone they turn a greenish color and i want to know y

  147. jo August 9, 2010 at 7:45 pm #

    dont no bout the Michoacan/morelia people but do no that the vikings are thought to have traveled more extesivly than and much earlier than previosly thought n there are myths in many north american tribes. check out the madocc tribes n the cherokee r thought to b jewish. the toltecs also have a blue eyed indian myth. very interesting. good luck

  148. melisa August 2, 2010 at 10:47 am #

    thank you very nice post thanks…admin

  149. Andrew July 29, 2010 at 4:40 pm #

    And my father and his brothers have dark skin, flat noses and very curly hair, and my fathers sisters have straight blonde hair and blue eyes.. although that could possible come from my grandfather. but i have very curly hair, but my sister has dead straight hair, real strange.

  150. Andrew July 29, 2010 at 4:34 pm #

    Ok, my Grandmother is a very small lady, she has very curly ringlet hair, which is naturally black, she has an almost flat nose with no ridge in it, she also brown eyes, but her skin is pale. her father had bright blue eyes with black straight hair and is very very short and has quite a big bridge in his nose, but very pale skin, but her mother had very curly black hair and is quite tall, with olive skin, and also a flat nose. but her brother had red curly hair, and was tall. Thing is, i have traced the family back quite far, and no sign of anybody coming from a different country, especially my grandmothers father, all born in the UK. and my grandmother has no memory of her mother as she died at childbirth, and she would really like to find out for sure where her foreign look comes from. Anybody got any idea??

    Also, My grandmothers mother had very curly hair, and sodoes my grandmother, but after my grandmother, none of the girls have curky hair, its only the boys, is there a reason that only the males have taken on the curly hair,and it has skipped the females??

  151. BriBri July 21, 2010 at 5:48 am #

    so everyone in my family is light haired with paper white skin and blue eyes, i on the other hand have dark skin all year round, brown hair and black eyes! blood tests show that my parents are indeed my parents so whats up with me?

  152. Wes July 10, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    If it hasn’t been said here before, random mutations of eye color still happen today, so not all blue eyed people have a single common ancestor. They come from many ancestors…

  153. Misc July 5, 2010 at 5:07 pm #

    Your mother did not have an affair. Think about it this way: we all have two parents who carry both dominant *and* recessive (non-visible) traits, four grandparents and eight great-grandparents who contribute to your genetic makeup, and so on and so on, all with both dominant and recessive traits, and all of which combine to make *you*. From the sound of it, you got your height from your dad, and your curly hair and complexion were a mix of recessive traits on your Italian side that go back a few generations. I’ve met plenty of people who look nothing like either of their parents, and some siblings with exactly the same parents look nothing like each other.

    It sounds like you’re disappointed by the way you look, but when it comes to appearence there’s a great quote that goes roughly like this: “beauty is like hosting. There comes a point where you just have to enjoy your own party, otherwise what’s the point? Worrying too much about it spoils all the fun.”

  154. Misc July 5, 2010 at 5:05 pm #

    Your mother did not have an affair. Think about it this way: we all have two parents who carry both dominant *and* recessive (non-visible) traits, four grandparents and eight great-grandparents who contribute to your genetic makeup, and so on and so on, all with both dominant and recessive traits, and all of which combine to make *you*. From the sound of it, you got your height from your dad, and your curly hair and complexion were a mix of recessive traits on your Italian side that go back a few generations. I’ve met plenty of people who look nothing like either of their parents, and some siblings with exactly the same parents look nothing like each other.

    It sounds like you’re disappointed by the way you look, but when it comes to appearence there’s a great quote that goes roughly like this: “beauty is like hosting. There comes a point where you just have to enjoy your own party, otherwise what’s the point? Worrying too much about it spoils all the fun.”

  155. Vairaag Trivedie July 4, 2010 at 4:43 am #

    And is that single ancestor a child of brown eyed parents ?
    how he develop genes?

  156. passing for human July 2, 2010 at 8:27 am #

    We’ve been moving around on this planet for a long time. Wars, shipwrecks (Spanish Armada comes to mind) and all kinds of diasporas lost to recorded history. And finally some acknowledgment that Neanderthals remain in our blood. Don’t let petty parochial prejudices blind you to the richness of human history.

  157. BlueEyedGirl July 1, 2010 at 11:19 pm #

    Your look likely comes from an African ancestor! My history is a bit rusty but back in the 1400’s(?) The Moors invaded Italy and Spain, producing biracial offspring. I also have a sister with African-like hair. (We are Italian American as well). In fact, my entire family has dark hair and blue eyes.

  158. BlueBerryWizard June 24, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

    Mutation? Sometimes offspring have new traits that where not in the genomes of either parent.
    Either that or prof. jeff’s explanation, which sounds considerably more likely.

  159. Amanda June 23, 2010 at 9:56 pm #

    im not a scientist or anything but, my family on my moms side including myself all have very pale almost white eyes and we’ve traced our family history for other reasons and as far back as we’ve gone our ancestors are all european. so i do belive that the resesive trait could be from both areas.

  160. pete veilleux June 22, 2010 at 11:37 pm #

    does anyone know if the very pale blue-eyed folk from Michoacan/Morelia were tested to see if they share the ancestor? it’s a recessive trait which comes out as extremely pale blue – almost white. there are tales of them from back in aztec time, so i don’t think that it is a product of european descent since the conquistadores time.

  161. Hitler June 22, 2010 at 9:00 pm #

    If all people with blue eyes share the same common ancestor… than what describe people who have green eyes and/or hazel eyes?

  162. Sains Populer June 22, 2010 at 2:42 pm #

    Interesting, perhaps those people with green eyes have common ancestor too.

  163. prof. jeff June 20, 2010 at 6:39 pm #

    No, your mother had an affair — or your mother was compromised, and the father u know is a very, very good man.

  164. prof. jeff June 20, 2010 at 6:33 pm #

    No, your mother had an affair.

  165. Bethistopheles June 20, 2010 at 12:01 am #

    Hi Anonymous –

    It is very possible to not look like your parents. There was even a case in South Africa a while back (a sad story, really w/Apartheid and all), where a couple, who were both fair-skinned Caucasians, had a child, and she had African facial features and light-medium brown skin. She was 100% their child, so what must’ve happened is that at some point, somewhere along the path of their lineage, some of the family’s offspring came from one black parent.

    You’re just a mish-mash of genes of your ancestors. They come out in different arrangements, so it’s not that weird for a kid to not resemble their parents. Brown hair/skin/eyes is the default human color, so those are often dominant traits. Oftentimes, the physical features you get are actually from your Grandparents. I don’t recall exactly why, but there’s a valid scientific explanation.

    Even in my family, there’s variation: I have dark blonde hair, steel-blue eyes, and ruddy pale skin. And I’m a quarter Sicilian! haha Can’t tan to save my life. One of my brothers has light-medium brown hair, average generic white person skin, and medium-dark blue eyes, another brother has brown hair, pale skin, and hazel eyes, and my sister has dark brown hair, somewhat tan skin, and brown eyes. All of us came from a mother with medium brown hair, non-ruddy white skin, and hazel/green eyes and a father with dark brown hair, brown eyes, and pale skin that tans really dark.

    So maybe you are a “genetic throwback”, but so is EVERYONE in your family, haha. Don’t sweat it! :)

  166. Doug June 8, 2010 at 11:02 pm #


    You put too much value into fair skinned and blonde etc. Get a grip! Stick up for the original caucasoid type – brown hair n eyes!

  167. Anonymous June 8, 2010 at 3:22 pm #

    I am three parts italian/sicilian with one quarter irish/german and look
    nothing like either of my parents. My mother is paper white with freckles and auburn slight wavy hair, 5’1. My dad is light olive toned with dark slight curly brown hair, 5’9. I on the other hand look like I’m “mixed” with something or other and have dealt with teasing and taunting as a child to the now “What ethnicity are you ?” questions. I was born at home and have pictures of the event to rule out adoption. I have my father’s blood type and my mother’s absolute denial of any outside source of genetic material. So why do I have dark tanned skin all year round with no defined bridge to my nose, I’m 5’7, and have hair that is so curly/course/frizzy that I have to use relaxers just to tame it? I have been asked if I was part black/mexican/hawaian/middle eastern etc…
    the rest of my family looks white or italian. I myself married a tall, blonde, fair skinned man and two of my children are fair/blonde/hazel eyes and only one has dark hair and brown eyes with light olive skin. People do double takes when I’m out in public with my children (without my husband) and one of the “white” kids calls me Mom. I must look like I’m babysitting.
    Please explain why this happens, my family has deemed me the “genetic throwback”, is that possible?

  168. Anonymous June 8, 2010 at 3:14 am #

    That is true in most cases. But there are several cases that have a domiant blue, and a ressive brown.
    So it is possible.

  169. Anonymous June 8, 2010 at 3:12 am #

    It’s perfectly possible for something like that to happen with hair color.
    I know someone, who’s hair started with brown, then became blond, and later became ginger. This person also has the same thing going on with her eye color: first blue, then brown, and then green.
    my own hair has it’s fun too. I was first a blond, then became brown, later black, and now it’s blond again.

    It’s a strange thing, mainly caused by hormons. Genetics work though hormons; By a defect, or the work of an other gen, It’s possible for people the change hair and eye color.

    For most of us, this stops after puberty, when the hormones find a correct balance. However, if it’s caused by a different gen, it’s possible that this goes on for the rest of your life.

  170. Anonymous June 8, 2010 at 3:05 am #


    brown hairs are domiant above blond hair. Meaning: you and you wife have one gen for brown hair, making you hair brown. But the other gen is most likly one for blond hair.
    (every gen has one copy, one form you mother and one from you father)
    Because of this, it is fairly easy for a ‘blond gen’ to be passed serval generations before it has the chance to show itself again.

  171. Anonymous June 8, 2010 at 3:01 am #

    Genetics are fairly easy on eye and hair color. (for blue and brown eyes/blond and brown hair that is.)

    Every gen has it’s copy. One from you mother, and one from you father.

    A blue eye person has 2 times the same gen: bb
    a Brown eye person can have mulitple genetic codes: bB/BB/Bb

    brown is domiant above blue.
    Brown: B
    blue: b

    If you follow this rule, it is impossible to have a brown eye-ed kid from blue eye parents.
    However, there are a few execpations: A rare gen of blue, that is dominant above brown. This can result in eyes that have 3 colors: brown on the outside, green in the middle, blue on the inside.
    But it can also result in completly bleu eyes, making it possible for 2 blue eye parents to have a brown eye kid.

    It could also be an other rare gen: a brown that is not domiant.
    It’s more likly the gen above, I know several people (2 people in my personaly life, and some other cases in literature) With the dominant blue gen.

  172. Anonymous June 8, 2010 at 2:58 am #

    Genetics are fairly easy on eye and hair color. (for blue and brown eyes/blond and brown hair that is.)

    Every gen has it’s copy. One from you mother, and one from you father.

    A blue eye person has 2 times the same gen: bb
    a Brown eye person can have mulitple genetic codes: bB/BB/Bb

    brown is domiant above blue.
    Brown: B
    blue: b

    If you follow this rule, it is impossible to have a brown eye-ed kid from blue eye parents.
    However, there are a few execpations: A rare gen of blue, that is dominant above brown. This can result in eyes that have 3 colors: brown on the outside, green in the middle, blue on the inside.
    But it can also result in completly bleu eyes, making it possible for 2 blue eye parents to have a brown eye kid.

    For hair color: brown is domiant over blond
    Brown: B
    blond: b
    So if you are blond, you have 2 times the same gen: bb
    brown people can have a ‘hidden’ gen of blond: Bb.
    So if 2 brown haired people have a hidden gen, they can have a blond haired kid.

    I hope this makes sence to you!

  173. daniel June 8, 2010 at 2:18 am #

    melissa, don’t take notice of what sunny is saying! yes its perfectly possible that your son has brown eyes! remember that nature is constantly shuffling our genes

  174. Sunny June 7, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    My father has blue eyes. My mother has brown eyes. My sister (child 1) has blue eyes (dark brown hair/dark skin). My brother (child 2) has blue eyes (blonde hair/fair skin/beard grows in red). I (child 3) have brown eyes (that are becoming more green than brown as I age) (reddish brown hair/fair skin). Father is Irish/Dutch decent. Mother is English/English descent.

    My husband has hazel eyes/dark skin/dark curly hair. Son #1 has brown eyes/fair skin/dark curly hair. Daughter (child 2) has violet blue eyes/dark skin/honey curly hair. Son #2 (child 3) has brown eyes/fair skin/dark curly hair.

    It is the luck of the draw with genetics. Why do my sons have my eyes and my skin, but their father’s hair? (except they also have red that grows in their beards, like my father and brother have, but not my husband). Where did my daughter’s funky cameleon eyes come from? If she wears blue, they are blue. If she wears purple, they are purple. If she wears green, they are green (and no, if she wears yellow they aren’t yellow, they are blue).

    Why did my sister get blue eyes and tan skin, while my only hope of a tan was if all my freckles ran together?

    Luck of the draw.

  175. Sunny June 7, 2010 at 1:25 pm #

    Something is amiss, Melissa. Two people with blue eyes have a 0% chance of having brown eyed children.

    There have been paternity dispute cases that have used this fact as resonable doubt for DNA testing.

    Either your son doesn’t truly have “brown” eyes, or he isn’t the biological son of your husband if he is your biological child.

  176. Tiffany June 7, 2010 at 12:47 pm #

    People, please stop with the ignorant comments (example – OMG – i have different eyes than my father thus my mother must have cheated…) and go read a scientific journal or book to get your facts straight.

  177. Melissa June 1, 2010 at 11:24 pm #

    My husband and I both have blue eyes and our son has brown eyes. Is that possible? My mom has brown eyes and my dad has blue. My husbands parents both have blue eyes.

  178. roel May 29, 2010 at 7:19 pm #

    ok, now how can you be so sure about people having blue eyes? like the above comment asked “if he and his wife has hazel eyes, would they also have kids with the same eye color?? if its this way the what about the hair, if me and my wife have brown kind of hair will we have kids with natural blonde hairs??

  179. Anonymous July 3, 2008 at 2:03 am #

    I read somewhere that Huskies having blue eyes helps combat snow blindness, which would also be a good reason for a lot of Northern Europeans having blue eyes.

  180. Anonymous June 30, 2008 at 11:10 pm #

    Hmmm… Does your neighbor have blue eyes?

  181. Anonymous June 25, 2008 at 11:19 pm #

    Yah, having a certain color of hair or skin or eyes can be a sexual advantage. However, blue eyes are not that big of an advantage when it comes to attract a mate. Not all people are attracted to blue eyes. Not all people are attracted to fair skin. Every person is attracted to different things, and genetics can play a role in what someone is attracted to but experiences and situations in that persons life plays a role too. A blue eyed girl may not have an advantage over a green eyed or brown eyed girl if that particular male is more attracted to green eyes or brown eyes, or darker colors in general. Most men are attracted to tan skin these days, blue eyed people are rarely tan. Therefore tan people have an advantage over fair people. On the other hand some men like fair women. In general the sexual attraction thing between coloring evens out. We are diverse in our looks and diverse in what we are attracted to. So, yes I would say that blue eyes is definitley a neutral mutation. It may be useful in certain circumstances but not all, therefore it is neutral. Developing a bigger sized brain, well see that is not neutral because its what put us at the top of the food chain. However, blue eyed people arent at the top of the sex chain.

  182. Anonymous June 26, 2008 at 7:15 pm #

    It is possible for a small percentage of full-blooded Japanese to be born with blue eyes, but that’s very uncommon, since brown is such a dominant color.

  183. Anonymous June 8, 2008 at 12:18 pm #

    ok. i have blue eyes. my mom and dad have brown eyes. so do all 4 of my grandparents. we have come through a long line of brown eyed people. why do i become the runt with blue eyes??? no one else has blue. like i have not met a family member with blue eyes all brown. why???

  184. Anonymous May 25, 2008 at 4:36 pm #

    blue is recessive and brown is dominant…..there would be a zero percent chance of having a blue eyd child.

  185. Anonymous May 25, 2008 at 4:36 pm #

    blue is recessive and brown is dominant…..there would be a zero percent chance of having a blue eyd child.

  186. Anonymous May 22, 2008 at 1:22 pm #

    No, that means nothing. If a brown eyed person (with all brown eyes in ancestry) and a blue eyed person (with all blue eyed ancestors) have a child, that child has a 1 in 4 chance of having blue eyes.

  187. Anonymous May 21, 2008 at 4:14 am #

    my grandson has brown eyes his mother has brown eyes

    his father and all his family have blue eyes is he my granson ?

  188. Anonymous May 17, 2008 at 10:13 am #

    I’ve never seen green eyes outside european people.
    Why green eyes people is only from Europe?

    Where can I find pics of asian and african people with green eyes?

    I’m not talking about mixed people. I think about pure asian and pure african(north and south) people.

    I.e. I’ve never seen a japanese person with green eyes. Why?

    Somebody has pics of them?

    Anyway, human races are pretty similar. Thanks to God, blue eyed people make world less boring .

    Skin is only about variation of brown. Also boring. Where is the green, blue and other colours people?

    Better to avoid immigration of outsider races to Europe. I don’t want a world of only one colour.

  189. Anonymous May 14, 2008 at 5:50 am #

    Could this be becuase of a genetic mutation? or is therwe an other reason?

  190. Anonymous May 5, 2008 at 5:15 am #

    I have brown eyes the color of my shit.

  191. Anonymous April 15, 2008 at 5:22 am #

    i am blue eyes with ondulatory modher and father are brown eyes with ondulatory hair.

  192. Anonymous April 8, 2008 at 7:24 pm #

    and baby if your out there i love you mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ya

  193. Anonymous April 8, 2008 at 7:22 pm #

    ya i notice alot of thing’s with blue eyes i have green blue eyes i think actor’s or hollywood has a very strang obsession with the whole deal and the world i don’t know crazy world.

  194. Anonymous March 24, 2008 at 4:43 pm #

    get a paternity test

  195. Anonymous March 5, 2008 at 12:17 pm #

    I have blue eyes and both of my parents have dark brown hair and eyes(Dad-full blooded italian, Mom-full blooded german). My son has brown eyes and my daughter has crystal bright blue eyes, that a lot of people would love to have. Their dad has one blue eye and one brown eye. How does that work? I guess I just have a VERY MUTATED family! Just call us TMNT!

  196. Anonymous February 24, 2008 at 7:48 pm #

    “First of all, thank you for answering my question. If only one person started with the mutation, that would mean that two of his/her offspring or descendants would have mated to spread the recessive gene, so that it would actually manifest itself as blue eyes?”

    If you’re right about this inbreeding, then does that mean that the original blue-eyed person was living in West Virginia?

  197. Anonymous February 21, 2008 at 10:57 pm #

    I have blue eyes, my mom has brown and my dad has blue- My husband has brown, his mother has brown and his father has bright blue- what are the chances we will have blue eyed children?

  198. Anonymous February 12, 2008 at 2:50 pm #

    First of all, thank you for answering my question. If only one person started with the mutation, that would mean that two of his/her offspring or descendants would have mated to spread the recessive gene, so that it would actually manifest itself as blue eyes?

  199. Anonymous February 11, 2008 at 7:42 am #

    My moms eyes are blue, and my dads eyes are brown. Since brown is dominate does that mean something’s up? Dont flame me im a child ;P

  200. Anonymous February 10, 2008 at 6:02 pm #

    I am a Louisiana Creole (African/French/Spanish/Native AMerican)whose family consists of blue-eyed blonde Scandinavian looking persons. With persons of mixed heritage you never know what you will get. Some of my blue-eyed cousins do not even have a parent or grandparent with lightcolored eyes so in my opinion, blue eyes are not necessarily recessive.

  201. Anonymous February 10, 2008 at 12:31 pm #

    CBS Sunday Morning show did a piece about this new discovery about the Blue Eyed gene and its ancestor. They said the ancestor originated from Europe.

    Also, just because someone has brown or green or even gray eyes doesnt mean that their children cannot have a totally different either recessive or dominant eye color. The reason for this is learned in biology in highschool. Although someone might be born with brown eyes, somewhere along the line in their family, someone might have green or blue eyes. If that brown eyed person meets someone else who has blue eyes or green eyes, or they could even just be a carrier of blue or green eyes, at least one out of 4 potential children will have green or blue eyes, despite one or both parents having dominant brown eyes. It could be a 25% chance or a 50% chance that one child might be born with blue or green eyes. It all depends on the carrier genes and how strong they are, like if two recessive (which is blue) meet up, they dominate and a child born of them will be blue eyed, but if a dominate brown and recissive blue meet up, brown will dominate and one child born of them will be brown eyed, but if the brown eyes parent has a recessive blue carrier gene, another child born of them will be blue eyed.

    Also, this carrier concept applies to other traits such as hair color, whether or not you have a hitch hikers thumb, whether or not you can twist you tongue and height. I am very short as are both of my brother despite having a father of 6’1. Our mother is slightly shorter than we are. So, it seems that somewhere in my father’s irish riddled family, there was a dominate short gene that carried on through my father, despite his parents and his sister and brother being tall, and when it met with my mother’s dominate short gene (despite her father being 5’9 (with her mother being as short as we), it produces three short children. However, should we, carrying the tall gene, have children with someone who is tall and or carries the tall gene with them as we do, at least one child will be tall.

    It does seems confusing, and perhaps someone else could have explained better, but that’s the best I could do at the moment. :D

    Hope that helps. Byee!

  202. Anonymous February 10, 2008 at 6:24 am #

    Blue eyes came to dominate in certain areas because those populations were geographically isolated. This allowed the recessive gene for blue eyes to be expressed with progressively increasing frequency within a limited population. Unlike early Christian paternalism, primitive Scandinavian cultures have traditionally allowed females to choose their own spouses. No doubt, blue-eyed women preferred to mate with blue-eyed men, as is still the case today. Over time, even a slight preference for blue on blue pairings would have resulted in a progressively increasing percentage of blue-eyed people.

  203. Anonymous February 9, 2008 at 12:42 pm #

    Science prioritizes simpler explanations to more complex ones. A neutral mutation at one site in many different people, given the current set of facts, can be explained by having a single mutation, so why go with two?

    This is known as the principle of parsimony. It explains why, when you lose your wallet, you don’t look on the moon. Instead, you look at where you’ve been. Because a scenario where you lost your wallet where you’ve been is much more probable than the one in which it ended up on an extra-terrestrial body.

    Scientists aren’t the only one’s who use the principle of parsimony. It’s a good practical heuristic. Not always true, but choosing between a simple and more complicated hypothesis, we prefer to go with the simpler.

    The phenomenon arises not because it’s hard to think outside of a linear path. (I can come up with a thousand possible explanations for why something like this happened — and so can you.) It arises because we like to choose an explanation and with a rational rule.

  204. Anonymous February 9, 2008 at 12:30 pm #

    Motoo Kimura, the evolutionary biologist who developed the neutral theory of gene mutation, showed that you don’t need selective advantage to become pervasive. Some neutral genes increase in frequency to become universal, some neutral genes are just extinguished. It’s just a demographic phenomenon.

    Also, 10,000 years is a pretty long time (500 generations-ish). Think of the potential number of offspring in that time — Starting with one couple, assuming each generation averaged 2 kids per generation, that’s 2 to the power of 500 more people than are on the planet (by a lot). Not to diminish they’re importance, but there really aren’t that many people with blue eyes.

    Last note, be careful about using words like dominance in this context, since it’s a term of art.

  205. Anonymous February 9, 2008 at 12:13 pm #

    How did blue eyes come to dominate in certain areas if there was only one common ancestor and blue is a recessive gene?

  206. Anonymous February 9, 2008 at 6:56 am #

    It’s still a bit vague about who this common ancestor is. My dad’s family is from Sicily and we all have blue eyes. My irish cousins all have blue eyes too.
    So someone 10,000 years ago was quite the traveling ho! LOL.

  207. Anonymous February 8, 2008 at 11:26 am #

    i was wondering when you were going to post physical descriptions of every member of your family…

  208. Anonymous February 8, 2008 at 11:23 am #

    in terms of eye color, blue, green, hazel, yellow, etc. are all the same thing. Instead of “blue eyes” they could be saying “light-colored eyes”

  209. Anonymous February 7, 2008 at 11:39 pm #

    I was told brown eyes are dominant. My father had brown eyes, my mother blue. How many offsprings would my mother have to give birth to before me and sister who both had blue eyes were outnumberd by brown eyed syblings?

  210. Anonymous February 4, 2008 at 9:09 am #

    I have the most beautiful blue eyes ever…almost like a turquoise color – very unique…I have been complemented on it a lot. I am of Friesen (Northern Holland descent) on both side of my parents. Both my parents have blue eyes. My mothers’ mother had brown eyes while her father had blue. My dad’s mother had blue eyes while his father had brown. I have six other siblings and they all have blue eyes. I am very fair and blonde. My mom’s brother who has brown eyes married a dutch brown eyed women. Three of their kids are brown eyed, brown haired, and one boy is very blonde with blue eyes. Just very interesting how genetics plays a role here…I married a German green-eyed man and my oldest son has green eyes and brown hair, while my younger son has blue eyes, very fair skinned and blonde.

  211. Anonymous February 3, 2008 at 3:35 am #


  212. Anonymous February 2, 2008 at 11:18 am #

    ok he did a study! wahoo..! i think it explains a lot. and if brown eyed people (such as myself) are to stupid to realize the difference between gene codes and being adopted then you shouldn’t be reading this should you!

  213. Anonymous February 1, 2008 at 6:34 am #

    “Also it’s pretty common to call something “neutral” when it has no direct adaptive value even when it *is* strongly selected for by sexual selection (the phenomenon which drove the evolution of the brilliantly flashy but anti-adaptive peacock tail).”

    That doesn’t make sense. Peacock tails (or blue eyes) aren’t “anti-adaptive”. If there’s sexual selection inferring some advantage towards reproduction and passing on your genes, i’d say it’s adaptive! I think it’s interesting he’s found the specific mutation and estimated the time line, but i think the rest of what he’s saying about it being a neutral mutation is complete crap.

  214. Anonymous February 1, 2008 at 3:26 am #

    My mom has brown eyes. My dad has blue. The first kid my sister had blue. I was second i have hazel they sorta change between blue gray and green. The third kid my brother has bown. the next kid my brother had brown. And the last kid my sister had brown. I did notice that my sister first born with blue eyes has blondish brown hair. I had cold black hair(I had the indian gens in me show more) and darker thicker skin. Tan easy. The rest of the kids with the brown eyes all had started out with blondes hair and as they aged it turn to dark brown. I wonder if the hair color and eye color have any thing to do with each other.

  215. Anonymous February 1, 2008 at 12:47 am #

    i think this study is very interesting and am certin in the future we will dicover what the true meaning of this trait is. im not one for science, never really did it for me. though i will say there are some facts that cant be ignored. im not of a specfific religon but i think we will find in the far off future that this trait has significant bearing in the world of religon.

    compasion and empathy gone awrye…

    i think as Carl Jung speperated the human race with his studies that this may very well play into his “theories” as he would praise HSP (highly sensitive persons) and i quote “condemn them in the next. At the same time, their differentness is not visible, potentially
    increasing the sense of carrying a secret and being an imposter while others think
    they are “normal” due to their persona skills, already described.”

  216. Anonymous February 1, 2008 at 12:32 am #

    youre an idiot

  217. Anonymous January 31, 2008 at 10:15 pm #

    As far as recessive genes go, blue is recessive to all others. Green being recessive to brown but dominant to blue. As for why your brother and you both have green eyes I cant say. Also in respect to the yellow eyes; because of the large degree of variation in the genes for brown eyes it is possible that they simply have a variation in their genes that causes a shade of brown much lighter that what we would normally perceive as brown, more of a yellow.

  218. Anonymous January 31, 2008 at 10:15 pm #

    I have dark brown eyes. My dad has honey brown eyes. My mom has almost black eyes (She is Filipino). My dad’s parents both had dark blue eyes. My mom’s parents both have almost black eyes. My husband has blue eyes his parents and grandparents all have blue eyes. Both of my children have blue eyes. Can anyone tell me how this can be? I get confused and I had Biology as a freshman in college.

  219. Anonymous January 31, 2008 at 4:01 pm #

    Some people are born with brown, green, or hazel eyes that fade to blue as they age. To me this suggests that the genetic changes responsible for introducing blue eyes may be varied. Some people with blue eyes may be born without the requisite melanin and others may have experienced a rapid loss of the pigment, even pre-natally. Since blue eyes can be caused either way it seems more than one genetic variant could be at work.

  220. Anonymous January 31, 2008 at 1:31 pm #

    I thought green eyes were the result of yellow fat deposits in blue eyes. So if you and your sibling have green eyes, and your parents have blue eyes, it’s probably because you’re fat.

  221. Anonymous January 31, 2008 at 9:09 am #

    The gene for blue eyes might co-occur with some other gene (better ability to tolerate the cold, for instance), and might dominate a gene pool simply by piggy-backing on that other gene which *is* selected for.

    Also it’s pretty common to call something “neutral” when it has no direct adaptive value even when it *is* strongly selected for by sexual selection (the phenomenon which drove the evolution of the brilliantly flashy but anti-adaptive peacock tail).

    In short, blue eyes could have dominated via sexual selection alone.

  222. Anonymous January 31, 2008 at 7:08 am #

    wonder why the author makes the point that blue eyes are a neutral mutation – going from a single individual to complete dominance over a large geographical area (Nordic countries) in 10,000 years doesn’t sound like the result of genetic drift to me.

  223. Anonymous January 31, 2008 at 7:03 am #

    I’m with the last comment there. It is very likely for the mutation to repeat itself on multiple non-related incidences and not have to stem from ONE person.

    It is still hard to think outside of the linear path and consider that nature is very dynamic and more like a multi-to-multi system than a one-to-many system.

  224. Anonymous January 31, 2008 at 6:34 am #

    Sounds like mom was fooling around…

  225. Anonymous January 31, 2008 at 2:48 am #

    That’s really helpful. Why do you even bother posting if you’re not going to be constructive or helpful?

    Learn basic manners.

  226. Anonymous January 31, 2008 at 2:39 am #

    Is there not a possibility that “a genetic mutation affecting the OCA2 gene” could have occured at another time and place, meaning that there would be more than one ancestor?

  227. Anonymous January 31, 2008 at 1:19 am #

    If that distant ancestor had utilized a condom-like device we wouldn’t have to put up with those blue-eyed devils today in the land of La Raza.

    Back to Europe you foreign devils. La Raza is taking back our land.

    This is the age of the Chicano/a and you white devils will be shoved out.

  228. Anonymous May 21, 2010 at 3:24 pm #

    If my wife and I have hazel eyes, will our child have hazel eyes?.

  229. Anonymous January 31, 2008 at 1:09 am #

    Not disagreeing with the other comments made—some I downright agree with. …But when will the rest of the scientific fields take the time to know what the hell they are talking about? There isn’t anything magical about genes, they are nothing more than instructions for coding proteins.

    The nearly infinite factors that influence this protein production aside, eye color isn’t some binary, digital trait. It’s not like the pigment is 1) on 2) off…and there are so many cells in the iris that are responsible for color—each one may be governed by a different gene or set of genes for that matter. Remember the Afghani girl on the cover of National Geographic? Like that.

    Get over yourselves, act more like scientists and less like tabloid journalists.

  230. Anonymous May 20, 2010 at 10:45 am #

    the brown eye gene is more dominate than the blue, so therefore there is a high chance that your baby will have brown eyes

    but there is some chance the eyes will be blue

  231. Anonymous February 1, 2008 at 3:52 pm #

    Oh for crying out loud, tell me that you did not just introduce Jungian garble into a discussion about allelic frequencies and phenotypic expression. Heck why not throw some Freud in there while you’re at it, genetic reduction in the amount of melanin produced as a conversion disorder!

    You’d think after 150 years the days of you people giving the rest of behavioral psychology a bad name would be over. Maybe you can bring Phrenology back as a discipline if you try really hard! :)


  232. Anonymous May 16, 2010 at 1:57 am #

    i agree… especially cuming from australia
    were a mish mash of old latin new latin cultas before and after invasion and now due to sms and dot com a new kind of language is developing—maybe esperantos dream is cuming tru!lingo of the lango!

  233. Anonymous January 30, 2008 at 11:04 pm #

    who cares, people having a cry cos they don’t have blue eyes, ohhh im not special cos i’m not mentioned on a science blog, why don’t i have blue eyes?? so on so forth. Doesn’t mean you’re adopted.. but then one can’t rule that out. relax a bit. it’s interesting stuff though. especially to a blue eyed person such as myself. be good if they could pin point where the ancestor hailed from.

  234. Anonymous May 6, 2010 at 6:30 am #

    Sounds like heterochromia – My brother and I both have “sectoral” heterochromia.

  235. Anonymous January 30, 2008 at 10:32 pm #

    Wait… so does that mean… if two blue eyed people get married… is that incestuous of them?

  236. Anonymous May 2, 2010 at 11:03 am #

    So what country does an ill temepred idiot come from??
    DNA for that?? LOL

  237. Anonymous January 30, 2008 at 9:39 pm #

    “I met a person with light yellow eyes – almost like lemon flesh, without a hint of blue or even green.”
    Quite striking, isn’t it?

    “Also, isn’t it possible that some brown-eyed people may also have the same blue-eyed ancestor?”
    Obviously, many do. The article doesn’t state otherwise.

    Saying that ‘all blue eyed people share a common ancestor’ is NOT the same thing as saying that ‘only blue eyed people share this common ancestor’. There is no exclusion implied.

  238. Anonymous April 29, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

    My husband and I both have brown eyes and be have a blue-eyed child. It is also possible for two blue-eyed people to have a brown-eyed child. Studies have shown that there are two genes that determine eye color and basically any combination is possible. My mom had blue eyes and my husband’s father had blue eyes so basically we each have a gene for brown and blue. Two of our kids have brown eyes and one has blue eyes. I guess it’s about time they updated those high school biology books.

  239. Anonymous January 30, 2008 at 9:28 pm #

    Of course you are. The article *only* states that all blue eyed people share a common ancestor. No where is the claim made that people with brown/green/etc eyes, can not also be descended from this person.

  240. Anonymous April 29, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    Yeah its possible, there are these drops you can buy tht you put in the eye n the color will gradually change

  241. Anonymous January 30, 2008 at 9:12 pm #

    learn basic biology.

  242. Anonymous April 29, 2010 at 2:26 pm #

    Brown is a dominant color, blue is recessive. So if two blue eyed people mate who have bb genotype, then there is a 100% change of their kid’s eyes being blue. Two people with brown eyes can also have a blue eyed baby. As long as they are both heterozygous (Bb) then they have a 25% chance of having a baby with blue eyes. A homozygous recessive (bb) (blue eyed) person can also mate with a heterozygous (Bb) person and have a %50 chance of having a blue eyed baby. Now, if either parent is homozygous dominant, (BB), then they have no chance of having a blue eyed baby.

  243. Anonymous January 30, 2008 at 8:52 pm #

    Blue eyed people have common ancestor, but all the descendants of that ancestor don’t have blue eyes.

  244. Anonymous April 29, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    It’s countries. “Country’s” would be showing possession… such as “ country’s people..” or “the country’s flag color is…”

  245. Anonymous January 30, 2008 at 8:25 pm #

    Just a quick tidbit on green eyes.

    Melanin is not the only pigment that colors our features. There is another one, though I forget its name, that codes for a more yellow color, while melanin codes for a brown color. It is thought that green eyes, more unusual eye colors, red and blonde hair are made by interactions of these two pigments.

  246. Anonymous April 29, 2010 at 5:59 am #

    English was “Inbred” during Norman Conquest when the powers that be declared people speak french and then mixed the languages together resulting in spelling. A good example is the word “Enough” the gh is pronounced as “F”. This is only one example. So learn your history before you start bashing American english.

  247. Anonymous January 30, 2008 at 8:21 pm #

    Blue eyes are still recessive to brown. Picture this: Every cell has a pair of each gene, though they are not always identical pairs (simple genetics). If one member of the pair codes for brown and the other codes for blue, brown still appears. The reason: the gene coding for brown eyes will produce enough of the pigment protein on its own that it overrides the lack of pigmentation the blue-eye gene copy would normally cause in the absence of the brown-eye gene. That is why both member of the gene pair coding for eye color must code for blue for that trait to appear. Otherwise, brown will override.

    Now, if only one individual was the original carrier of the blue eye mutation, non of his/her immediate offspring would have blue eyes. But think of this: the blue eye gene, though not represented, still had a normal chance of staying in the gene pool through many, many, many generations. It would have stayed hidden, masked behind the dominant brown eye trait. Finally, numerous people carry this masked gene, and when two of them finally mate, WHAM-O, you are starting to get a population of blue eyed individuals.

    Also, brown eyed people most certainly could be related to this original blue eyed person. However, you cannot be certain of this relationship unless you have blue eyes or have family with blue eyes. I have blue eyes, but both my parents have brown. I am related to the blue eyed progenitor and so are my parents.

  248. Anonymous April 28, 2010 at 9:31 pm #

    country’s, not countries.


  249. Anonymous January 30, 2008 at 8:20 pm #

    All blue-eyed people are descendants of this person; that doesn’t mean they’re the only ones.

  250. Anonymous April 27, 2010 at 7:47 am #

    don’t understand why people can’t grasp the fact that color can be spelled more than one way. really now! find something better to argue about.

  251. Anonymous January 30, 2008 at 8:20 pm #

    You can carry the blue eyes trait and still have brown or green eyes, ie. you can still be related to the original blue-eyed person. What this study is saying is that if you see someone with blue eyes then they are definitely related to the “common ancestor”… if they don’t have blue eyes then you can’t be certain of their ancestry because they could still be a carrier.

  252. Anonymous April 27, 2010 at 7:41 am #

    harsh! little defensive are we? short tempered and nothing better to do than insult a proffesor’s findings. tis sad really no matter which country you come from!

  253. Anonymous January 30, 2008 at 8:19 pm #

    You can carry the blue eyes trait and still have brown or green eyes, ie. you can still be related to the original blue-eyed person. What this study is saying is that if you see someone with blue eyes then they are definitely related to the “common ancestor”… if they don’t have blue eyes then you can’t be certain of their ancestry because they could still be a carrier.

  254. Anonymous April 25, 2010 at 5:28 pm #

    i’d like to comment on the fact that your grammar is slightly off. next time you choose to insult a country, pick one that’s slighty dimmer than yours. Futile englishman…

  255. Anonymous January 30, 2008 at 7:50 pm #

    you were adopted

  256. Anonymous April 24, 2010 at 8:37 pm #

    Is that true about hazel eyes? My father has blue eyes and my mother has brown eyes, yet both my brother and I have hazel(that didn’t change from blue) is it really that small a possibility?

  257. Anonymous January 30, 2008 at 7:28 pm #

    It does not say blue-eyed people are the ONLY descendants of this common ancestor. All blue-eyed people do share this ancestor along with people with other eye colors as well.

  258. Anonymous April 22, 2010 at 10:52 pm #

    NO they did not misspell it color.. In England, colour is the correct form to spell the word.

  259. Anonymous January 30, 2008 at 7:08 pm #

    clearly, you and your brother are adopted.

  260. Anonymous April 21, 2010 at 11:00 pm #

    Americans spell it dumbass, dumbass

  261. Anonymous January 30, 2008 at 6:14 pm #

    OK what about green eyes? Am I not the descendent of the ancestor that my blue-eyed sisters and brother are? Something’s being left out here….

  262. Anonymous April 17, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

    geneticly your baby has roughly 90% chance of having brown eyes because brown eyes are a dominate color. and the baby has a roughly 10% of having blue eyes cuz of your husband and a small posibility of having hazel eyes. also there is a chance that your babys eyes can change from blue to hazel.

  263. Anonymous January 30, 2008 at 5:55 pm #

    Me and my bro have green eyes. Both our parents have blue. Dad’s eyes were bright dark blue and mom’s are light milky blue.

    You write:

    “Variation in the colour of the eyes from brown to green can all be explained by the amount of melanin in the iris, but blue-eyed individuals only have a small degree of variation in the amount of melanin in their eyes.”

    It makes it sound that green eyes are grouped with brown eyes while blue eyes stay apart. It also makes it sound that blue is the underlying color of the iris overlayed with brown by melanin. I met a person with light yellow eyes – almost like lemon flesh, without a hint of blue or even green. There must be more to the eye color than your article implies.

    Also, isn’t it possible that some brown-eyed people may also have the same blue-eyed ancestor? 30 years ago it was believed that brown color was dominant and blue recessive – has it changed with this new piece of knowledge?

  264. Anonymous April 17, 2010 at 12:23 pm #

    Are you a fucking retard? He’s maybe British perhaps? Meaning that his English is of a superior quality than your inbred countries “English”, if you can call it such a thing.

  265. Anonymous April 17, 2010 at 2:35 am #

    I am pregnant @ dying to know how my baby will look. My boyfriend has blue eyes, as well as two of his siblings & his father. His mother has hazel. However, only some of his nieces & nephews came out with colored eyes. I hav dark brown eyes, as do my parents and most of my family, except for my Canadian grandmother who has hazel. What do you guys think? Will my brown eyed genes dominate over my boyfriends blue eyed family?

  266. Anonymous April 17, 2010 at 2:34 am #

    I am pregnant @ dying to know how my baby will look. My boyfriend has blue eyes, as well as two of his siblings & his father. His mother has hazel. However, only some of his nieces & nephews came out with colored eyes. I hav dark brown eyes, as do my parents and most of my family, except for my Canadian grandmother who has hazel. What do you guys think? Will my brown eyed genes dominate over my boyfriends blue eyed family?

  267. Anonymous April 15, 2010 at 2:05 pm #

    Well, blue eyes are recessive and brown are dominant. However the color of yours eyes doesn’t just depend on one allele its multiple alleles, and so lets say B is dominant brown and b is recessive blue. If your boyfriend’s eyes ae blue that automatically means that he has bb as his alleles, because if he didn’t and had BB or Bb then his eyes would be brown. Anyways all the alleles mix together to make the color. So some brown might mixed in maybe green, all different colors and then the color of your eyes are the result of that mixing. And its possible for eye color to change over the years I’m not sure how but I know it does.

  268. Anonymous April 14, 2010 at 7:32 pm #

    Do all people with baldness have high testosterone? And if so, how much of a role would/does high testosterone play in the human and/or animal kingdom? What role could it play? I have balding brown hair, a red beard and blue eyes. Surely an evolution is always based on adaptation, right?

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  269. Anonymous April 12, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

    Maybe you are descended from one of the English or Irish people, who were seized in raids and sold into slavery by Barbary Coast pirates. You are in the right location. You should research it further.

  270. Anonymous April 8, 2010 at 2:47 am #

    Americans spell it Color, Dumass.

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  272. Anonymous April 3, 2010 at 5:53 pm #

    lol i know with you and your sexy brown eyed self ;) prrrrrr :*

  273. Anonymous April 3, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

    I love you baby!!!!! lol this is weird posting comments :P

  274. Anonymous April 3, 2010 at 5:43 pm #

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  275. Anonymous April 3, 2010 at 5:38 pm #

    WHO WRROTE THIS???? THEY MISSPELLED color!!!!!!!!!!!! COLOUR????????????

  276. Anonymous March 31, 2010 at 1:58 am #

    Sight must be one of our most precious gifts, yet many of us tend to take it for granted until something goes wrong.

    My dad had a grey ring around his eyes and it turned out to be a cataract. If he is over 60 it is best for him to get them checked out. Our family also have a history of gluacoma. Prevention is therefore vital as most people over the age of 60 show signs of cataract formation.


    Because free radical damage is a main cause of eye problems, the consumption of an antioxidant rich diet is essential.


    Fresh vegetables and fruit high in antioxidants such as broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes, watercress, kale, squash, black grapes, blackcurrants strawberries, raspberries, etc.

    Avocados, asparagus, watermelon and oranges. These are high in the powerful antioxidant, glutathione.

    Carrot juice, which is a good source of beta-carotene, can help prevent or alleviate some eye problems.

    Foods high in lycopene such as tomato products.

    Bilberries. This fruit is high in the bioflavonoid complex anthocyanosides, which protect both the lens and retina from oxidative damage.

    Foods high in lutein and zeaxanthin such as spinach, kale, corn, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes and paprika.

    Foods high in zinc such as pumpkin seeds, sun.ower seeds, herring, mushrooms, soya beans, eggs, wheat germ and turkey.

    Zinc may help reduce vision loss, as it is needed for the functioning of several enzymes in the vascular coating of the eye.

    Oily fish such as herring, mackerel, sardines, salmon and tuna.

    This benefits the whole of the vascular system including the vessels which supply the eyes. The fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is crucial for the formation of the retina in the foetus and infant. In fact the retina has the highest concentration of DHA of any tissue in the body.
    Drinking at least 1.5 litres of filtered, distilled or mineral water on a daily basis is essential.

  277. Anonymous March 27, 2010 at 6:14 pm #

    I am from New Zealand and so is my partner. We both have dark brown eyes and our 2year old daughter was born with dark brown aswell. I gave birth in December 2009 and our baby has blue eyes. She is currently 4 months old and have gone to a lighter shade of blue. We were both shocked to have a blue eyed bubba, so I done some research and found out it has been a genetic mutation which had stemmed either from my partners Australian mother who has green eyes or my Granddad who had blue. Brown eyes are dominent in both our genes but nature has created a beautiful change in our babies genetic code and given her blue eyes. The chances my baby had of being a blue or green eyed were less than 10%. After reading your story I can safely assume you have a greater chance of conceiving a blue eyed child than myself and the odds would be at least 60%.

  278. Anonymous March 27, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    It is a scientific fact that there are only 2 eye colour genes either blue or brown all the other colours are non genetic variations between brown and blue which are created when the two genes have been mixed. That is why when one or both of the parents has a variation of the blue or brown colour the children have different colour eyes than the parents and each other and it can be any colour variation between Dark brown and bright blue.There is nothing unusual in this and does not mean the children have different fathers.It is the same as the variations in skin tones when black and white people have children together.The mixing of the genes does not have to be of the current parents but can come from grandparents and even great grand parents.I don’t believe all the blue eyed people could possibly have descended from the same one ancestor because if the rest of the world population had brown eyes the blue gene would have been diluted out as it is the recessive gene and brown is the dominant gene.I believe they could have originated from the same race of ancestors.The Scandinavians who some believe are descended from the Anunniki from another planet!

  279. Anonymous March 27, 2010 at 9:41 am #

    I think is possible that blue-eyed people have a common ancestor!
    But as time passed blue eyed people fall in love with brown-eyed people or with green-eyed people..or purple eyed people, the had kids..and their children turn out to be brown-eyed which means that somebody in our heritage had had blue but it didn’t sticked to us!
    For example my mother’s father my granda has had light blue eyes, but my grandma has had brown eyes. mother has light brown eyes..but two of her brothers have blue yes….so that means that it takes two ..sometimes to be sure that your children will have blue eyes.Blue eyes are only given by our genes and mother nature..
    I an black/brown eyed person…

  280. Anonymous March 26, 2010 at 1:28 pm #

    This article has nothing to do with the probability of having a child with a certain color of eyes. It’s about a common ancestor and mutation. Any two people regardless of his and her eye color can have a child with any other color of eyes. Look up crossing over and recombination. Most of the discussion here is humorous and painful at the same time.

  281. Anonymous March 25, 2010 at 12:05 am #

    I’ve heard that people can some how [and im not sure how] consiously alter their melanin and change the colour of their eyes without contacts?

  282. Anonymous March 23, 2010 at 12:24 pm #

    Both my parents have brown eyes. Out of 5 children only 1 has brown eyes, the other 4 have blue. My grandparents have blue eyes. On both sides. So stop quoting texts written a hundred years ago when people were “guessing” at science.

  283. Anonymous March 17, 2010 at 9:21 am #

    your baby will probably have brown eyes,because brown is the domninant gene.but,in rare cases they do turn out with blue eyes.for example i know someone who’s parents both had brown eyes,and she turned out to be blue eyed..all you can do is wish hard,and maybe it will happen.but i have got blue eyes and i absolutely wish i had brown eyes! they are gorgeous and warm and sensual…!!!!i love them

  284. Anonymous March 17, 2010 at 7:44 am #

    Just cuz you do not believe in him you shouldt be hating on others for what they believe in. As far as I see it your just as bad as them by saying what you say. So why dont you just leave them alone and let them live how they want to live its not your life!!!

  285. Anonymous March 15, 2010 at 11:41 pm #

    My mother has dark and light blue eyes, aswell as her 2 sisters, and my two cousins also have blue eyes & same to my grandfather. My father is African American though and i was born with very dark brown eyes. I am now pregnant. And my husband, has blue eyes, as well as his sister. Would anyone know the odds of the baby turning out to have blue eyes ?

  286. Anonymous March 11, 2010 at 10:32 pm #

    Even though we might of been taught in school that two blue eyed parents cant have a brown eyed child, that theory has been proven wrong. There have been cases of blue eyed parents having brown eyed children. Just think about it, how do you think its possible for albino’s to exist. Their are other genetic variables in a situation that can cause a brown eyed child. It might be pretty unlikely, but can happen. Just like in the article it was stated that a genetic variation deviated from brown eyed humans to turn off the gene causing pigmentation in the eyes to cause blue. Variables always are present, and it has to be taken in account that this can happen.

  287. Anonymous March 13, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

    it’s absolutly possible. so long as they both have at least one parent with blue eyes :)

    There is a 1 in 4 chance of her turning out like that if this is the case.

  288. Anonymous March 9, 2010 at 7:47 pm #

    Really what is all this crap about “i will pray for you… god loves you.” this article has nothing to do with religion so whats the deal. any ways, I have blue eyes that changes colors depending on my mood; from blue, to brown, to green and other variations, if not all at the same time. the point is, the article is about genetics. for example my ancestors came from all over the world, there isn’t many cultures that i don’t have some were down my blood line. all its saying is they traced it back to one person or a group of people. so all the traits get past down from generation to generation kinda like twins. some people say that twins are genetic, and its the same theory if you think about it. you may have green eyes you partner may have green eyes to but who’s to know what your ancestors gave to you; what you or the other person have been past down through there blood line.

  289. Anonymous March 4, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    I’m red haires and my parents have dark stright hair my mother has green eyes and my father ambar or maybe honey.why are my eyes different?

  290. Anonymous March 3, 2010 at 6:16 am #

    my mum has green/hazel eyes, my dads are bright blue. i think maybe grey eyes r closely related to blue eyes. my brothers eyes are bright blue. I’m sure mine have changed colour over the years, my eyes used to be quite strikely blue as a toddler (like my dads) but now are very light grey.

    article is interesting that all blue eyes come from same ansester however many years ago!

    My boyfriends eyes are blue and our daughter came out with blue eyes. maybe grey is just as recessive as blue.


  291. Anonymous March 2, 2010 at 8:01 am #

    My dad had brown eye’s with the grey ring some thought it white ring around the iris, I wonder is this a common trait or unusual trait from a link in their past. I also have the ring but not as profound as my dad’s was. I think he said his father had it.

  292. Anonymous March 2, 2010 at 7:57 am #

    My dad had brown eye’s with the grey ring some thought it white ring around the iris, I wonder is this a common trait or unusual trait from a link in their past. I also have the ring but not as profound as my dad’s was. I think he said his father had it.

  293. Anonymous February 25, 2010 at 5:50 pm #

    i know how you feel. my mother has green eyes and my father blue. all 3 of her kids had brown. i have traced my family ancestry to sweden from my mother and finland from my father . both have parents family’s history everyone has blue eyes exept one on my moms side who has green eyes. No brown and no we are not adopted because we look like our parents im waiting for someone to explain.

  294. Anonymous February 25, 2010 at 8:24 am #

    Do either you or your boyfriend have family members with blue eyes? If so, then one or both of you may have the gene for lighter coloured eyes. My Mom had blue eyes and so did her first husband. One of their children was born with blue eyes and the other, brown. My brown-eyed sister married a man with brown eyes. Of their five children, three have blue eyes and two brown. We possess many variations in our DNA to produce eye colour, hair colour, whether or not we will have freckles, etc. Has this been any help?

  295. Anonymous February 24, 2010 at 9:13 pm #

    I have brown eyes, and so does my boyfriend. My daughter was born with GRAY eyes. they are gray, green, and blue. not one of the three, each color is the same amount. There is no milk or mailman, I was a VIRGIN, my boyfriend was the first and the only. still together its been 7 years.
    its amazing to me, and my daughter is a miracle…

    brandi s

    if anyone has any answers to this, please email me at

  296. Anonymous February 18, 2010 at 10:11 am #

    Okay,, My Dad has ginger hair and very dark eyes. My Mum has mousy brown hair and greenish eyes,the same as my brother. I, however have dark brown hair and blue eyes, and it’s always worried and confused me. Is this possible? thanks,

  297. Anonymous February 18, 2010 at 10:11 am #

    Okay,, My Dad has ginger hair and very dark eyes. My Mum has mousy brown hair and greenish eyes,the same as my brother. I, however have dark brown hair and blue eyes, and it’s always worried and confused me. Is this possible? thanks,

  298. Anonymous February 20, 2010 at 4:51 am #

    I’m a Christian, but I really hate when other Christians shove riligion down other people’s throats. I will say my piece and if the person still refuses to believe, I back off. Will I pray for them and all that? Yeah, but I won’t be all mean to them. My dad is one of those Christians that convicts people. He hates gay people. My best friend is gay and he’s the coolest person I know. I have a buddhist friend that I help with problems. Most Christians believe that being upfront and dictative about it is going to help. Not in today’s society. We have to be calm and nice. Be friends with people, talk to them about issues and then just kind throw in there “Yeah, I had that problem…but I found the solution” not all “I LOVE GOD!!!! -slaps person on the forehead;” I believe in being accepting of all people. Not all Christians are ignorant of what others believe.

  299. Anonymous February 17, 2010 at 9:41 am #

    this website’s comments were no help whatsoever, and now I will search elsewhere for my project.

  300. OldSchoolGamer12 February 16, 2010 at 12:03 pm #

    It’s impossible for both parents with light-coloured eyes to have children with brown eyes. If one parent has blue or green eyes and the other has brown eyes, then it can be possible. Also, if both parents have brown eyes, then they can have children with blue eyes, but it can happen if both of them have a blue-eyed ancestor.

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  301. Anonymous February 14, 2010 at 7:30 pm #

    It’s the other way around. Blue eyed people cant have a brown eyed child. Brown eyed parents who are both carriers of the blue eyed trait can have blue eyed children. Vickie

  302. Anonymous February 12, 2010 at 6:47 am #

    First off no one is better then anyone because of skin color, muscularity, eye color or any of the sorted ideas in the world today. I would also like to say that the whole white supremacy idea is total bull shit since it is a proven scientific fact that there is no such thing as a pure race. The french, the Germans, the Russians, the Mongolians, the Romans, and so many more peoples took over other countries and of course they impregnated the woman of other countries. Hell even the slave owners of early America fucked the slaves so anyone claiming to be of pure race is full of so much shit its scary. I am blond with blue eyes and yet I have some characteristics not common with my familys Irish decent.

  303. Anonymous February 9, 2010 at 4:37 pm #

    Do you also have a dose of brain damage?

  304. Anonymous February 9, 2010 at 11:17 am #

    i’m sorry but your ‘god’ rant was very funny. it sound like you’re a believer in intelligent design …GOD made us GOD created the world etc. no really, physics created the world. without the big bang there wouldn’t be any ‘god’ and certainly not you. ezpecially since ‘god’ is somehting humans like to beleive in. i doubt animals pray. your maker, by the way, is your mother and father.or if you want to go deeper,you’re really made up of stardust. and you have blue eyes because as you said,your ancestors do. blue eyes are recessive.brown eyes are not, they dominate over blue eyes. and green eyes are codominant, that’s why you see people with greenish-brown eyes. and it’s not possible for two blue eyed people to have a brown eyed kid. if they do, that kid is adopted. but it’s possible for two brown eyed people to have a blue eyed kid because they could carry the recissive blue eye gene. honestly, didn’t you people learn high school biology? this stuff is the basics.

  305. Anonymous February 9, 2010 at 1:36 am #

    Personally, I’d like to know who that single, common ancestor was.

  306. Anonymous February 4, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    rana ma fana,
    rana ma fana,
    that’s what we need and that’s what we wanna

  307. Anonymous February 2, 2010 at 6:56 pm #

    blue green brown.. its all the same when the lights are off.
    an toned body is still toned in the dark and this you can do something about.

  308. Anonymous January 30, 2010 at 8:42 am #

    both my parents have blond curly hair and blue eyes and so do i and my sister we are all also fair skined is that a mutation?

  309. Anonymous January 24, 2010 at 1:45 pm #

    WTF you lot are retarded. If you read the artical properly then you would see that it never says that brown eyed people are not defended from this common ancester it is saying that all blue eyed people are decended from this person.
    You people need to learn how to read.
    Also this is not the place where you can bible bash and recruit new members to your religion.

  310. Anonymous January 24, 2010 at 7:11 am #

    Apologies, that was meant to be a specific reply to one of the earlier posts. However, the same mistake seems to have been made by a lot of people. The paper argues that the mutation for blue eyes has arisen only once, in one person, about 10,000 years ago. All copies of the blue-eye gene have been passed down from that person.

    If this is true, and you have blue eyes, then you are almost certainly are decended from them. If you don’t have blue eyes, but one of your parents or children has, then you too almost certainly are carrying one copy of the blue-eye gene. The reason for you not having blue eyes is that your other copy is for darker eyes, and is dominant to the blue-eye gene.

  311. Anonymous January 24, 2010 at 7:01 am #

    I suggest you read the original paper.

    Eiberg et al. Hum Genet (2008) 123:177–187

    You have misinterpreted what they found. All blue eyed people share the share ancestor. If you have brown eyes you may or may not. In your case you obviously do, since your mother and children do.

  312. Anonymous January 23, 2010 at 6:13 am #

    I thought that the genetic mutation here was adaptive of the colder climate. Just like light skin the blue eyes can take in Vitamin D quickly–even in areas where there is limited sunlight.

  313. Anonymous January 22, 2010 at 11:39 am #

    Pat yourself on the back! You are the only one who actually read and comprehended this article correctly! It is actually baffling that most of these people comprehended it the way they did! Just goes to PROVE that people don’t think before they speak! Brain power is clearly on the decline.

  314. Anonymous January 22, 2010 at 5:50 am #

    you are the only person on here who has actually read and understood what this article is saying, which in itself is actually hilarious!!

    some of you aren’t as smart as you think, go back and read it again

  315. Anonymous January 20, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

    Many of you don’t seem to understand that they are not talking about how a gene is transmitted from one generation to another. They are talking about how the mutation allowing for blue eyes first originated from just one individual. What that means is that everyone with blue eyes must have gotten it as a result of being descended from that individual.

  316. Anonymous January 20, 2010 at 6:38 am #

    snaaaaaaaaaakkeeeeeeeeeee eyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  317. Anonymous January 18, 2010 at 4:45 pm #

    The Solution: The mailman and the milk man. That husband might want to ask questions.

  318. Anonymous January 16, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    did nt the author of this article do basic genetics in biology at school..
    you have one dominant gene and one recessive gene , if your dominant gene is brown and your recessive gene is blue you will be brown eyed.
    If you have children they can choose from 4 genes 2 from their father and two from their mother.
    so if there are two brown eyed parents that carry recessive blue eyed genes their off spring can easily have blue eyes !

  319. Anonymous January 16, 2010 at 1:15 pm #

    I have brown eyes, some of my brothers have blue eyes, my children have blue eyes, my father had brown eyes my mother blue eyes, I am white and my familyor grandparents and great grandparents have a variety of eye colours.
    So they even though I am their DNA descendant have an ancestor that I do not share, and my children have an ancestor I do not share, rubbish rubbish bollocks !

  320. Anonymous January 16, 2010 at 1:11 pm #

    I have brown eyes I am white , my mother had blue eyes my dada was brown eyed .. my children are blue eyed. So according to this ridiculous article many of my DNA closely related family they have a common ancestor I do not share.
    That is bollocks sorry !

    I have brown eyes from a a family with brown / hazel and blue eyes on both sides all white .. so despite my eyes colour I share the DNA of my ansestors ,, but the blue eyed ones have an ancestor I do not share ..
    Absolute tribe !

  321. Anonymous January 15, 2010 at 2:19 pm #

    How is it impossible? both my parents have blue eyes, and so do both sets of grandparents besides my grandmother on my mom’s side. It is possible. I have dark green/brown copper colored eyes and everyone else has blue.

  322. Anonymous January 11, 2010 at 8:07 am #

    I will pray for you! Love you and may God( Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior) continue to bless you! Have a great day!

  323. Anonymous January 11, 2010 at 1:51 am #

    well I’m from mom is asian( indian origin) yet she has hazel eyes with a grey ring. my dad has brown eyes. my 3 sisters got brown eyes but different from my dad’s brown colour. mine looks more red than brown.

  324. mariecurie9 January 9, 2010 at 7:51 pm #

    I agree with you

  325. Anonymous January 7, 2010 at 10:55 pm #

    to all the people who claim it’s not possible for Brown Eyed Parents to have Blue Eyed Kids I’m about to prove you wrong I’m friends with a husband and wife couple that I met at a high school game a long time ago who are both brown eyed and they have one son who is blue eyed and another son who is Green Eyed so answer me that one.

    on a side note about me, my mom and my brother are both brown eyed and I have inherited my fathers hazel eyes but mine have a dark ring of blue all around the outside outer edges of both my irises that’s the best way I can describe it and could it possibly be the 1/4 German that I have as one of my nationalities be why I have the ring of blue? I’m a born and raised American like my parents were my brother is also a born and raised American (I’m a girl btw)sincerely,Midgie.

  326. Anonymous January 7, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    @the person convicting the person saying God isn’t real-

    If you call yourself Christian, that is why a lot of people are turned off by Christians and religions, because of comments like that. Christians are called to love and accept everyone, no matter what they believe.

  327. Anonymous January 4, 2010 at 9:21 pm #

    I read the bible. Nothing has done a finer job of scaring me off religion. Have YOU read your beloved bible? How anyone can believe that horrible nonsense is beyond me. Let alone people are citing it as a moral guide when there is nothing less moral and more ignorant in this world.

  328. Anonymous January 2, 2010 at 7:47 am #

    Two thoughts- first where is your husband’s birth certificate? Second – my Dad lost his mom and sister in a car accident in CA, in 1958? It was in the papers. Back then, going off the side of a cliff was a major story. Check the libraries in that area for old articles.

  329. Anonymous December 30, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    It’s impossible for both parents with light-coloured eyes to have children with brown eyes. If one parent has blue or green eyes and the other has brown eyes, then it can be possible. Also, if both parents have brown eyes, then they can have children with blue eyes, but it can happen if both of them have a blue-eyed ancestor. This is because blue eyes are a recessive gene.

  330. Anonymous December 29, 2009 at 8:19 am #

    blue eyes people need to have children with other blue eyes people.

  331. Anonymous December 29, 2009 at 5:42 am #

    ””his dad Edward had white blonde hair as a child and his mom Maria had dirty blonde hair. Is this possible?? ””

    No, she cheated on him, or he was adopted.

  332. Anonymous December 28, 2009 at 6:04 pm #

    Yes people there is a GOD. We can all sit around and insult each others intelligence, but that has nothing to do with reality. Yes, science is real, but GOD made it. We are all born with a basic knowledge of good and evil. Even my childrens very first sounds were “GOD” when they needed help. Deny it, mock it, whatever you dare. Ultimately it wont change a thing. My eyes are blue because my parents eyes were,and their parents because and their parents because…and so on down the line.Eventually you do get to the beginning though and right there waiting you WILL find the creator. FACT FACT FACT This is something we feel not something we see,but the day will come to pass that we will see. Not even the angels in heaven know the when, but when it comes I would like to look my maker in the eye and say that I believed.

  333. Anonymous December 28, 2009 at 12:21 pm #

    Its more of a question. Is your eye color related to the environment?

  334. Anonymous December 14, 2009 at 8:40 pm #

    @God is not rteal:

    you may be carrying the gay gene, i guess god was discredited by you, now don’t spread it, i don’t want anyone else harmed by that evil little gene.

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  339. Anonymous November 25, 2009 at 8:36 pm #

    pretty sure you’re wrong…

  340. Anonymous November 23, 2009 at 2:10 pm #

    i had blue eyes when i was little but now am possitive that i have green. i think mine changed color

  341. cooknwoman November 14, 2009 at 11:27 am #

    My husband Tim has black hair, dark brown eyes, and olive skin – he can get blackish brown when he gets tanned. His parents (or supposed parents) both have blue eyes – his dad Edward had white blonde hair as a child and his mom Maria had dirty blonde hair. Is this possible??

    My husband’s family had money (left by dad’s wealthy mom) – well, anyway I called the family’s attorney one day to ask questions regarding tax The secretary asked me who I was and I explained that I was Susie – and told her that Maria was Tim’s mom – and she said “oh, you mean grandmother” and I said “no, his mom” well, she corrected me again. I was astonished!!! To my knowledge, Maria was my husband’s mom.

    Well, then she went on to explain that my husband’s mom & dad died in a car accident one day when they went to the mountains – their car went over the edge and they were killed. She told me she was the one who handled the case – she said my husband was only an infant when it happed. He was born November of 1953. I think she said his parents were in the local mountains, which would be San Bernardino, CA. so I am guessing they may have been in Big Bear.

    My husband had a really bad temper – I was not going to tell him – out of fear! He was an only child and he and his mother had a very strained relationship – she never let him out of her sight. She also treated his dad with disrespect and contempt! She would not even share the same butter! Crazy huh??

    I am guessing that someone was her son or daughter – I’m also thinking that maybe his dad said something like “oh, go ahead kids – enjoy your day” and now his mom hates him for it – just a guess though based on their relationship or lack of.

    I cannot figure out which parent was the maternal side and which the fraternal in order for Tim to have brown eyes. Was the child a son or daughter of Maria?? Was the child a son or daughter of Edward??

    My son (Tim’s son) confronted Maria about 15 years since I had the conversation with the secretary (who has since retired – and there is no way to contact her) – Maria denies it but did not even tell me about their conversation. I would have thought she would have at least asked me about it – but nothing – only silence.
    That kind of tells me that it must be true.

    One thing I forgot to mention – as soon as my son asked her about it – she took him into her room and showed him some papers that supposedly shows that Tim is her child – that is weird in itself??

    I have no way of looking up info on a car crash from that time – I have no idea even where to start. I am very curious about the truth, as it is my children’s ancestry afterall!

    My husband Tim and I had 2 boys, one with brown eyes and one with dark hazel. I and my parents all have blue eyes.

    Any ideas????


  342. Anonymous October 25, 2009 at 6:47 am #

    Surely it has more to do with lighting levels than anything. And if you add the fact one persons comment that “blue eyed people produce more vitamin D”. Well it is due to lower light levels and as we know we require vitamin D to also prevent depression So maybe the same the same switch that control vitamin D production influences melanin production. Northerners do not require as much melanin anyway to protect us from the sun however we still need to produce the same amount of vitamin D from lower lighting levels.

    So obvious……

    Edinburgh, Scotland

  343. Anonymous October 20, 2009 at 1:31 pm #

    It takes very little research to learn why one person has two different colored eyes.
    Chimerism once had very little understanding in humans, but there has been a lot of enlightenment in Genetics recently.
    Also to the people explaining away God…you really can’t out think him folks. Those of us who have experienced him KNOW he is there. He is not physical…you have to find him with your spirit. That is another field of study.

  344. Anonymous October 12, 2009 at 3:50 pm #

    I will trade places with you. You can come live in America (California) and I will take your place in Maldives. Ok?

  345. Anonymous October 7, 2009 at 5:10 pm #

    I understand how people can argue that the Bible is fact and that beliefs not even extrapolated by them are concrete facts: They are physiologically incapable of individual thought.
    But so many obviously intelligent people swallow these claims as well. From such an early age, thoughtlessness was presented as a virtue to so many people. The Catholic Church threatened Galilaeo’s life because he had ideas that could prompt others to think for themselves instead of blind acceptance of antiquated belief systems. They shouldn’t have worried: people cannot deal with anything but what they are used to. Some people are predisposed to creativity, some are not. Some are capable of absolute belief in a singular truth, while others are capable of doubt. To some people hypothetical situations are for the classroom alone, while for others they represent the uncertainties in the real world.
    The other problem is that the modern world has removed too many selective pressures. In a wilderness situation, a creatively-inclined individual would probably survive and reproduce better than a person predisposed to rigidly upholding traditions. In religious communities (eg. where absistinance only sex-ed is practiced), birth rates are significantly higher than in other areas and family sizes tend to be larger. The moral majority is trying to disprove evolution through its own self-effacing culture. Irony anyone?
    Religion has a place. But it has to remember it.

  346. Anonymous October 11, 2009 at 8:57 pm #

    Like many other comments here, it seems way too much of a coincidence that blue-eyed and only blue-eyed people descend from this ancestor 10,000 years ago. If the recessive blue gene first appeared in that person, it is most certainly logical that any person who is a carrier of at least one blue-eyed gene also descends from this particular ancestor, no doubt. I can see the article’s point in trying to find out where and how the blue-eyed gene arose from the predominant brown-eyed gene which is quite interesting. However, I do not like the implication it gives about the link between this ancient person and blue-eyed people as an isolated entity. After all, there are certainly people who have fully dominant eye color genes, very dark color, and yet still descend from this ancestor.

    For example, consider this lineage of descent: a blue-eyed person who descended from this blue-eyed ancestor (or even this particular person) mated with a brown-eyed person and had brown-eyed offspring. Their brown-eyed offspring intermingled with other dark-eyed people and had dark-eyed offspring. This process of continued intermingling with brown-eyed people repeated and ultimately resulted in many dark-eyed (and probably dark hair and dark skin) people carrying all dominant eye color genes who still descend from this ancient person. So while it is arguable that such people may not be related to this ancestor through eye color genes, they still carry at least a minute number of genes somewhere in their genome of this ancestor. Furthermore, these people could really stretch their argument by stating that whatever little bit of genes they inherited from this ancestor are in every cell of their body and while the genes may not control eye color directly, the cells in the iris of the eyes still contain the bit of genes from that ancestor.

    Statically speaking, it is said that many people with European ancestry are descended from Charlemagne and he only lived about 1,200 years ago. Many more people descend from the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt who lived 4,000 to 5,000 years ago. Considering this criteria, the bottom line is you can’t help but think that the vast majority of the people in the world descend from someone who lived 10,000 years ago including people of all races (Whites, Blacks, Arabs, Indians, Asians, and many other indigenous people-you name it).

    Since the first people arose in Africa, they had dark eyes due to the climate; hence brown eyes (and all other dark genes) came from Africa. But my mom has green eyes and I am wondering where and how that gene mutated? It this gene can be traced to a certain ancient person, how long ago did this person live and what geographical area did this take place? The same research should be done on all other eye colors like grey, hazel, amber, and even the rare red and violet colors.

  347. Anonymous October 3, 2009 at 4:21 pm #

    Well if you use actual science, the science coming from peer reviewed journals, kind of science that can be replicated by you, me, or anyone else who tries it, the kind of science that you can prove and that you don’t just need faith in, your Bible has some chronological errors. I am not saying your G*d doesn’t exist (though I don’t believe he/she/it/they do/does), all I am saying is that through the use of science and tracing back the mitochondrial DNA, it can be shown that there was a “mitochondrial Eve” that we have likely all descended, though this event does not occur within the times of the bible.

    Unfortunately concrete physical evidence of macroevolution at every step isn’t readily available (today). This would take 1000’s of years to develop, and there are missing links in fossil records,etc. Fortunately though,as time passes on for thousands and thousands of years, there will be an opportunity for it to be proven. During that time, people such as yourself, theists, will have no way of proving God’s existence. Eventually people will wisen up, forget ancient ways of religion, and we can all live happily together on this planet as atheists.

    That day is long off, our bodies will likely be decomposed at that time, and considering that there is no afterlife, just as there aren’t any fairies dancing about my room right now, its not very important to me to argue about existence of nonexistent things anymore. :) Take care.

  348. Anonymous October 3, 2009 at 1:26 pm #

    Years and years in the past, they could not explane the things we know today.
    For explaning, they did found that there was a higher being who did ol the things we see.
    And they called it ‘God”

    Now, we can explane the things, so we do not need to belive in a higher being, also know as god.

  349. Anonymous October 1, 2009 at 1:14 pm #

    What has genetics got to do with disproof of God ????? Your mind is blocked to the truth by Satan. You have not read the bible very well as it looks, David in the bible was promised things for his blood line ! I guess that would have to be genetics?Things do evolve as a natural process of God for things to adapted to changes as time goes on but they do not change into different species. I pray you come to know how wrong you are. If you do not believe,
    read the bible for your self and then see what you think.

  350. Anonymous October 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm #

    identical twins come from two embryos that are from the same egg and sperm which split after fertilisation, therefore they share 100% of genes, making them natural clones. so theyre not identical twins if the have different coloured skin.

  351. Anonymous September 29, 2009 at 1:52 am #

    eyes don’t really change color. sometimes they will appear to because of lighting or surrounding colors. when you cry, the pink around your eyes makes the iris look green.

  352. Anonymous September 27, 2009 at 3:40 am #

    I’m from the Maldives (Asia) and I’ve brown eyes and black hair and tanned skin (not dark yer not whity-white. Ever from my childhood I’ve dream t of having blue eyed blond kids. I don’t know why?

    As I grew up little by little I came to know that our country was a place where people (travelers on ships – long long ago) came and stayed for months and a mixed raced was formed.

    Amongst the travelers were Middle Eastern, African, Western, Far Eastern and South Asians. Of course the South Asians were the dominant and the first were the least and as a result we don’t have any surviving blonds or blue eyes.

    However, our skins are in ranges of fair, brown and dark. Our hair is either brown or black. The eyes are also mainly brown, black but there are lighter colours like gray too.

    Much later I noticed that my skin was a bit reddish like the Mediteraians (we’ve got the Meds as visitors very often in the past). Also I’ve noticed when in the sun my hair is not actually black but brown. Also I’ve seen a few ‘blond/golden’ like hairs inside my nostrils.

    Soon I was much convinced that my ancestors must be some where not from Asia. (Maybe this is the reason I don’t like the local food with spices). And maybe this is the reason why I’m so inclined to get ‘blue eyed blond kids’. Maybe my genes are asking me to migrate (something that came to me while I was in my 4th grade – I thought that I don’t like this place and live in the West – haha CRAZY)

  353. Anonymous September 26, 2009 at 10:53 am #

    its a very rare gene to have two different eye colors

  354. Anonymous September 23, 2009 at 8:44 pm #

    My friend has one green eye and one blue eye.
    I wonder how that happen.

  355. Anonymous September 23, 2009 at 4:46 pm #

    this is weird

  356. Anonymous September 23, 2009 at 4:45 pm #

    it is possible. probably sometime way back when you great great great aunts/uncles/grandparents ect… they had the same color eyes and hair as you do. so you probably got it from whomever that person was

  357. Anonymous September 20, 2009 at 7:37 am #

    Are you so egotistical to NOT believe that even if there is a God that possibly he created the human race and all life to live AND evolve on Earth? If there is an omnipotent being who created all life, that he would be so dull as to create every being exactly as they are, never changing, never growing, never moving forward…?

  358. Anonymous September 20, 2009 at 7:33 am #

    actually, there are only two genes that usually play a role.
    chromosome 15 and chromosome 19

  359. Anonymous September 14, 2009 at 11:10 pm #

    You spell poorly, and should not assume that just because “you” thought it, it is true. Besides this pointer however you should keep in mind that many people, religious or no, have different views and different theories on creationism. Remember, at one point in time many people thought it was impossible that the world was anything but flat. ANYTHING is possible. Do you think that it is impossible that a highly evolved, sentient entity could create life? Is it so far-fetched that a sentient entity could have evolved to the point of omnipresence and omnipotence? Are you so egotistical to believe that we are the first glimmer of sentient life in the unknown universe? We, as the feeble species that we are, are already on the verge of creating life, in fact, some would say we have already reached that point with cloning. I suggest a little more meditation on this topic before you bash your head against the wall and dislodge your remaining brain cells. Have a nice one.

  360. Anonymous September 6, 2009 at 11:45 am #

    fact the father is not there biological father!

  361. Anonymous September 2, 2009 at 7:38 am #

    Eye color is not inherited in a Mendelian fashion.

  362. Anonymous July 27, 2009 at 4:48 am #

    Look. Genetics is complex. Every one one my mothers side excluding one of my aunts and my mom has blue eyes, My Aunt has brown eyes my mother green with brown splottches known as hyperchromia. My Mother married a blue eyed man. she had two children One having blue eyes the other me having the hyperchromia trait and developing blue eyes with green around the iris. There was also a mixed race couple who had identical twins but they were not so identical when they recieved the pigments one twin had african-american colored skin the other looked caucasian. Very complex.

  363. Anonymous July 2, 2009 at 4:32 pm #

    Oh my god! Same here!

  364. Anonymous July 2, 2009 at 2:26 pm #

    Yeah Sure….But My mom has blue eyes and my dad has blue eyes I have green eyes!

  365. Anonymous June 29, 2009 at 9:03 am #

    I feel like you’re using “nappy” incorrectly. What I feel you mean to say is that your hair is curly around the temples not nappy. I feel nappy implies that it is difficult to comb/brush through, which I feel you don’t mean to imply. If you’re going to add to your vocab. please at least attempt to utilize the proper words. Also, the word “nappy” is seen as offensive even though you’re using it to describe yourself.

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  369. Anonymous June 6, 2009 at 4:03 am #

    has one brown eye and one blue eye. No one on either side of the family ever had brown eyes that we know of. I was born blonde. My father’s side of the family had dark brown hair; my mother’s side had black hair. No one could figure out where the blonde came from. I have freckles, but I tan easily. One of my sisters has no freckles and is pale all year. You just never know how mutts will turn out and that’s the great thing about America – we’re mostly mutts!

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  372. Anonymous May 30, 2009 at 10:30 pm #

    Yes. My husband has brown hair and brown eyes and I do as well. Our baby girl is almost 3 and has blonde hair and blue eyes.

  373. Anonymous May 28, 2009 at 10:02 am #

    Oh and by the way, I had epicanthic eye folds when I was younger, but I grew out of them.. I guess? Anyway, I don’t have them now but they were pretty prominent when I was younger.

    What does all of this hocus pocus make me?

  374. Anonymous May 28, 2009 at 9:10 am #

    My mothers father is three quarters Native American (Cherokee) and one quarter African American. Her mother is half French and half Irish (celt). My mother has always had very dark (reddish brown, almost black) and absolutely straight hair, light green and almond shaped eyes, plus a sort of yellowish complexion. She tan very easy.
    My father is half Irish, half Scottish and has dark blue eyes and medium to dark brown hair (which is also wavy/slightly curly).
    My siblings and cousins all have dark brown or black hair (wavy/curly or straight as an arrow, depending on which side of the family they come from), dark blue or brown eyes and yellowish to olive skin. All tan easy, some of them look like indians (N.A’s), some look really celtic and some even look black.

    So far so good. And then it’s me..

    I was born with dark reddish brown hair and dark blue eyes, no big surprise there really. However these trademarks soon vanished and were mysteriously replaced by blonde hair and VERY bright blue eyes. My skin is yellowish but quite fair, I tanned real easy as a kid (judging by photos and my mothers word) but these days I have to be more careful since I never know from time to time if I’ll end up tanned or burned!

    I look a lot like my mother (who looks like a mix between a celt and an indian, think Olivia Hussey!) and people tell me this a lot. I can see I too, but still there are quite a few pivotal differences, mainly.. we don’t look like we belong to the same race!
    I think I look Jewish (even though I’m absolutely sure we don’t have any Jewish ancestors within the latest 600 years or so, before that – who knows?) or really, really Scandinavian (or am I thinking Dutch?) with my baby blues and dark blonde hair. And, to further add to the mystery, I have slightly wavy hair with a real tendency for nappy hairs around my temples.. WTF?

    I have grilled my parent about all this on occasion but they assure me that I’m not adopted and the baby/kid in the photos is indeed me. Still.. I LOOK SO DAMN WHITE!?

    I can’t get my head around this. Genetics huh?

    (Ps! Almost all of the women in my family have slender legs, big boobs and at least half a booty.. and, as you’ve already guessed, yours truly has fat thighs, flat chest and NO ASS!)

  375. Anonymous May 27, 2009 at 5:49 pm #

    so i have a question. i have been trying like crazy to figure out what my heritage is.
    my mom tells me that i am of irish and finnish decent. and im pretty sure the same
    goes with my dad. i think he said hes irish and a bit norwegian. but i dont look like any of the these decents. I have fair skin though i tan fairly easy during the summer and im very fair in the winter. I have hazel eyes and dark brown hair and almond shaped eyes. my dad had blonde hair when he was younger and it grew to be dark brown and he has hazel eyes. my mom had light blonde hair when she was a child and has blueish Grey eyes. but her hair grew to be a light ash brown. my hair has always been very dark almost black. i would always get referred to as an indian or a white mexican or italian. i would just like some feedback on where you think my characteristics may originally come from?

  376. Anonymous July 9, 2009 at 4:14 pm #

    If both of your parents have blue eyes, and you have green, I’d get a paternity test and ask your Mom who else she was sleeping with around the time you were conceived.

  377. Anonymous May 26, 2009 at 11:59 am #

    i have a question. My mom has red hair and blue eyes. her father has brown hair and blue eyes. her mom has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. How is this possible to have red hair if their is no other recent family member with red hair?????

  378. Anonymous May 5, 2009 at 7:48 pm #

    It means that either some in the family, grandparents, great grandparents. etc..
    Have some allels in them that allow the production of green eyes. :D
    Hope it helps

  379. Anonymous April 23, 2009 at 2:24 pm #

    Two individuals with brown eyes have a child with greens. How is this possible? What can you say about the genotype of each parent?

  380. Anonymous April 23, 2009 at 6:45 am #

    It is common for eye color to change and darken over time. Hazel eyes are prone to “appearing” in change. They are actually affected more by what colors are around them. example: people with green/hazel eyes say they appear more green when they cry. The eye usually turns red when we cry and that is the opposite on the color wheel. Therefore making eyes “appear” they are changing. 2 brown eyed people CAN have a blue eyed child. They must carry a recessive gene for this. This means that a grandparent or great parent or even further down… had blue eyes. It is common for blue eyes to skip generations as well. Now green eyes are a different gene but works on the same principal of recessive genes. True green eyes are rarer that blue. Hazel eyes can carry both resulting in a mix. The outer ring color of the eye tends to be what gene you will pass onto your relatives. True Canarian people are usually described as being Tall, Blonde and Blue eyed. After gene studying, the true Canarian gene is found to be more common with Early Northern African and Phoenecians that were blue eyed. (The Viking myth has been pretty much discarded.) Now we must remember that to most Spanish or darker people you are either Rubio o Moreno. Most people considered Rubio may in fact of just been “lighter” Morenos. Not true rubios. So do not depend on word of mouth by your Ancestory.

  381. Anonymous April 19, 2009 at 7:12 pm #

    my husband is brown eyed brown hair and his ex is brown eyed and red hair, she claims her daughter is his but she is blonde and blue eyes, is that even possible

  382. Anonymous April 9, 2009 at 3:38 pm #

    It all has to do with their recessive traits. Brown is more dominant than blue, and blue is more dominant than green. Which means that, although their eye colors may have shown a certain color, they were still carriers for different eye colors and as the traits got passed down you and your mother got the recessive traits so you have different colored eyes than everyone else.

  383. Anonymous April 8, 2009 at 2:57 pm #

    my mom has dark brown, almost black brown and green eyes, and my dad has blondish brownish hair with blue eyes, so im a mix i have green or hazel eyes, idk which and light brown hair with blond tint

  384. Anonymous April 7, 2009 at 10:55 pm #

    my grandfather (Fathers Side) has brown eyes, my grandmother (fathers side) has brown eyes, my grandfather (Mothers side) has blue eyes, my grandmother (mothers side) has brown eyes, my father has brown eyes and my mother has silvery-purple eyes. i have green eyes 50% of the time and blue eyes 50% of the time. it changes randomly every hour/day/week or month. anyone know why

  385. Anonymous April 5, 2009 at 5:03 pm #

    my mother has brown eyes and my dad has blue but i dont excactly know what color my eyes are some days they are green and some days the are blue and or green or brown or even grey is that normal? please answer back

  386. Anonymous April 5, 2009 at 9:10 am #

    actually i don’t know what is my real eye colour. i’m originally kurd from turkey and i have dark brown hair but as child i had red and brown mixed hair and now glows red in the sun or light and my eyes are sometimes green sometimes hazel sometimes olive green and sometimes green a little bit fair brown and grey….lool whats my eye colour??can someone help me?

  387. Anonymous March 31, 2009 at 10:42 am #

    Thanks for the answer! My eyes are actually green and just look blue occasionally (which i should have said).
    His Dads are definitely blue…

  388. Anonymous March 28, 2009 at 7:48 pm #

    It depends on what you mean by “blue/green” do you actually mean blue? If so about half-
    If you have blue eyes you have both the recessive genes required for this. If your husband has brown eyes but a BLUE eyed father than he has a single recessive gene that is not expressed. In which case, any child would have a 50/50- they would get a blue gene from you and either a brown or blue gene from your husband..

    However green is totally different- whether your and your husband’s father have blue or green eyes is very important.

  389. Anonymous March 27, 2009 at 2:32 pm #

    I have blue/green eyes as do both my parents and grandparents. My husband has brown eyes, his mother brown eyes but his father blue/green – how possible is it our baby’s eyes would be blue/green?

  390. Anonymous March 23, 2009 at 1:31 pm #

    I am of spanish,germanic and italian origan. I have green eyes and dark brown hair. People say that i look more on the italian side. very few say spanish or german, although a few in the past have said spanish. Spanish and german people do have green eyes, especially germans. I have more italian features though. My mother is italian and german and my dad italian and spanish. Supposely my ancestors on my grandfathers side migrated from madrid, spain to naples, italy. Its realy cool to know this stuff. Im light olive skin, but when i tan in the summer i get very dark, almost like a dark maroonish brown.

  391. Anonymous March 16, 2009 at 7:14 am #

    It is very possible. I have four boys (same dad yes) my second son is blond/blue, and very fair. My other 3 boys have brown hair and brown eyes, two have hazel brown/green eyes like me. My hair is brown now but as a child it was bleach blond color, and the blue eyes area trait that can show up if one of the parents has hazel eyes.

  392. Anonymous March 20, 2009 at 6:35 pm #

    When I was born with blonde hair and pure hazel eyes. My dad was blonde when he was younger and has blue eyes. My mom on the other hand is totaly different. My mom has black hair and very very dark brown eyes. My sister has black hair and brown eyes too. I do have a half brother so I’m the 3rd child in my fam.

    My eyes some times turn green, for example when I cry they some times turn gree. Also there r some days where my eyes do turn green in the light.

    Is it possible for me to have this gene and my eyes will change color?

  393. Anonymous March 10, 2009 at 8:51 pm #

    hi, i am saba n i am asian n hav honey brownish eyes n my partner have also light brown eyes . but i want my concieved baby eyes coloured. is it possible?? plz tell me i want dis. my e-mail id is plz reply i am in 6th month 2nd trimester.

  394. Anonymous July 18, 2009 at 4:59 pm #

    My freind has red hair even though no one else in her family does, or knows of any one else who does in the line. It’s weird. And my dad has this weird thing, he was born with pure blonde hair, and as he grew it turned black, and I’m not saying light brown, I mean jet black. It’s weird. He had a son with blonde hair who is now full grown and it’s only like a light brown, mostly blonde still.

  395. Anonymous February 24, 2009 at 2:47 pm #

    lol you are not on crack. haha

    it is possible because Hazel/Green (bb) eyes are the same recessive allelle as Blue eyes (bb) so your father must have the heterozygous trait for brown eyes (Bb) and your mother homozygous (bb).

    I cannot explain the blond hair though. I think it could be a long lost trait from way way back in your family heritage and it just showed now. =]

  396. Anonymous February 22, 2009 at 8:21 pm #

    I am an African-American woman with green eyes,reddish brown hair . People asks me all the time are they contacts. I guess they think it’s rare. My white grandfather had green eyes, and my mother and father’s were brown. I am the only one out of my 4 siblings with green eyes. My husband is white with blue eyes, and two of my kids have green eyes but my youngest daughter has blue eyes, fair skin and freckles. Some people think that’s very strange too, but I think it’s all in the genes.

  397. Anonymous February 18, 2009 at 5:42 am #

    Myself and my husband has dark brown eyes and so do our parents and grand parents.
    Is there any chance for us to have a light eyed baby?
    Due to some health probs, I have conceived through medical help. Does this affect anything??

  398. Anonymous February 16, 2009 at 11:32 am #

    You know this why??

  399. Anonymous February 14, 2009 at 3:26 pm #

    I’m researching as to which european races carry the p-53 gene that tans our skin.

    My father is definately northern european as he freckles and burns easily and our surname is english but my mom while caucasian tans fairly dark easy as do i when out in the sun so we have the activated p-53 Gene so my question is she and her liniage possibly mediterranian caucasian (Italian or Roman maybe) or are there other races who can tan and then lighten up depending on the sun exposure.

    Thanks !

  400. Anonymous February 4, 2009 at 8:34 am #

    My mother and father both have brown hair. My mother has dark brown eyes and my father hazel. Neither grandparents have blue eyes or blond hair. My sister has bright blue eyes and bleach blond hair… Is this possible??

  401. Anonymous February 13, 2009 at 6:26 pm #

    are you on crack!?? it happened didn’t it? you sister hasn’t bleached her hair has she? she’s not wearing contacts is she? well, then i’d sa its pretty damn possible!

  402. Anonymous March 25, 2009 at 1:42 am #

    My eye colour changes sometimes. Often its green, then its hazel, and sometimes its grey. I’m not sure if that’s just a trick of the light, do peoples eye colour change? I know babies do, all my seven brothers and sisters were born with blue eyes and only two of them have blue eyes now, all the rest have green or hazel. My Mum has grey eyes and my Dad has green eyes. My little sister is two, and over the past month or so her eyes have changed from grey to green, is that normal?

  403. Anonymous July 11, 2009 at 6:11 pm #

    It is not true that two parents with blue eyes will always have blue eyed children. My mother’s parents both have blue eyes and my mother has brown eyes. All of her eight siblings have blue eyes (although one has a brown patch in one of his eyes.) The genes that determine eye color are much more complex than blue/brown, recessive/dominant. Since this is what is taught in high school level biology classes, it is what most people believe, but it is not accurate. In actuality, multiple genes combine to determine eye color, which is how we have so many shades of the major eye colors.

  404. Anonymous July 11, 2009 at 3:30 pm #

    um you can have two parents with blue eyes and still have a green eyed child. sometimes things can skip generations before showing up again. you can also two people with brown eyes that have a child with blue eyes. as long as both parents carry the gene for blue eyes then their child can have blue eyes. i have brown eyes but my mother has blue,if i was to get with another brown eyed person or green eyed person with that carried the blue eyed gene than my child can have blue eyes. i may have brown eyes but i am related to that blue eyed person cuz my mother and grandmother are both blue eyed!

  405. Anonymous September 14, 2009 at 10:24 am #

    hahaha genetics disprove god hahaha

    Seriously evolution, genetic linkage… all things religion has no place for!

    The religious believe the world is barely 10,000 yearsa old anyways!

  406. Anonymous January 28, 2009 at 11:53 am #

    thank you for your help

  407. Anonymous January 28, 2009 at 11:46 am #

  408. Anonymous August 28, 2009 at 4:30 pm #

    To the last comment: It is possible for two blue eyed parents to have brown or green eyes. Eye color genetics is complex and involves SEVERAL genes!!!

  409. Anonymous August 25, 2009 at 11:52 pm #

    Every person carries two genes for eye color. There are three possible combinations. BB, Bb, bb. Each child gets one eye color gene from each of it’s parents. The gene for blue eyes is recessive (b), meaning that the gene for brown eyes is dominant (B). You can see that the first of the two combinations (BB, Bb) would result in a brown-eyed child). Two parents with brown eyes can have a blue-eyed child IF they both carry the recessive blue-eyed gene. (Bb + Bb = either BB, Bb or bb)
    It’s the same with green eyes. Hazel eye color is dominant over blue eyes.

    Now if you have TWO parents with recessive genes (bb), meaning each parent has blue eyes, they CANNOT be carrying the gene (B) for brown eyes! Thus, no offspring can have blue eyes! (bb + bb = bb)

    Perhaps there is something your mother never knew….

  410. Anonymous February 15, 2009 at 10:34 pm #

    the lil boy has blue eyes…..the mommy & daddy have dark brown black eyes….the mommys mom has green eyes and the mommys daddy has dark brown black eyes…..the mommy has been known for cheating….daughter # 1 green eyes / daughter # 2 dark brown-black eyes….lil boy has sky blue eyes….. hmmm??
    what do you think

  411. Anonymous March 16, 2009 at 6:14 pm #

    I’m from Dominican Republic. I have brown hair but it turns blond in some areas, also my beard is red in some places. i have brown eyes, sometimes they turn honey brown. i have a picture of myself at 3, i had green eyes and Brown, almost Blond hair.

    My father´s family has black hair and dark eyes. My mother´s haves blue silver eyes and brown hair. my mother haves brown hair and eyes.

    I’m the third son and the only one to have these characteristics. just for the record about the subject.

    PS. My family from both sides came from the canaries islands in the 1700´s, before that from northern Spain.

  412. Anonymous August 14, 2009 at 9:53 pm #

    Beautiful, but they look more blue to me. Perhaps it’s the photo?

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  414. Anonymous June 19, 2009 at 11:47 am #

    for a while… before you post such a simple question.
    here you are:

  415. Anonymous April 22, 2009 at 11:42 am #

    Yes, this is possible if either your husband or his ex has a recessive blue eye gene. As blue is a recessive gene, two brown eyed people have around a 25% chance of having blue eyed children.
    Two parents with blue eyes will always have blue eyed children.

  416. Anonymous January 27, 2009 at 5:01 am #

    If you husband’s grandfather has blue eyes, than your husband carries this trait as well. Chances are, you have blue/green eyes somewhere in your family tree as well.

    Have 4 children and see. If all are born with brown eyes, than a good chance that your brown- eyed ancestry is EXTREMELY dominant.

  417. Anonymous January 25, 2009 at 5:45 pm #

    Please read Mendel’s theory. I have really blue eyes and neither of my parents did. However, my paternal grandmother did and my maternal grandfather did. My brother has brown eyes and his wife also. Neither of his 6 children had ‘light’ eyes, I married a man with green eyes and both my children have blue eyes. My daughter married a man with dark eyes and neither of her children had blue or green eyes. However, if she would have continue to have kids one of them may definitely will have been born with blue eyes, because it is a recessive gene and the probability of statistics indicate that is a possibility. Just remember…’dark’ eyes are more dominant.

  418. Anonymous January 19, 2009 at 9:37 am #


  419. Anonymous January 12, 2009 at 6:45 pm #

    There is no cheating, sigh

  420. Anonymous January 12, 2009 at 6:43 pm #

    Like whatever

  421. Anonymous January 8, 2009 at 8:43 pm #

    You can’t say someones cheating just because of their eye color. Actually, the genetics a person can get can go back MANY MANY years. He might have the eyes of his great-great grandpa? Or maybe another ansestor way way back. The child dosen’t HAVE TO look like either parent either. Get the facts straight first before you accuse someone of cheating.

  422. Anonymous January 8, 2009 at 8:37 pm #

    Well, it’s all from your grandpa then!!!

  423. Anonymous January 5, 2009 at 12:35 am #

    My son and his wife both have hazel eyes and their son has blue. She did not cheat because he is the spitting image of his father and really doesn’t look like her at all. Wait…maybe he cheated and she’s not the mother!!

  424. Anonymous December 10, 2008 at 10:57 pm #

    To the person that submitted “Brown eyed parents with blue eye children”: Very true. Many people don’t realize that those genes CAN lie dormant.

    To the guy on here that made the comment about the “indo-european” ancestors coming from the Caucasus area: That term is erroneous; it’s only real value is in describing a LANGUAGE GROUP, not for discerning the origin of those w/European ancestry.

    In fact, the whole “Caucasian origin” theory is flawed: The theory was first proposed by Blumenbach in the late 1800’s, because he found a skull (in Georgia) that he remarked “looked like some German skulls he had seen.” The problem with this, is that he was talking about a modern population of both Europeans and middle easterners..both of whom had mixed (in both Europe & the middle east) over 10,000 years!

    The European physical type (aka “Cro magnons” or “Upper Paleolithic survivors”) actually evolved in Europe and western Asia (same climate). Later on (during the Neolithic period) peoples of middle eastern physical type migrated (from the middle east) into Europe and mixed w/the indigenous population (contrary to what sociologists like to say, they were of a separate type than original Europeans), bringing farming w/them. Many Years later (encompasing a type period from 1,000 B.C.-300 b.c.) Nomadic steppe horseman (like some of the “scythian” peoples and Sarmatian-related Alans) migrated into the middle east, mixing w/the indigenous populations there.

    The original Europeans (like everyone else in the world) actually had brown hair and brown eyes. Both the genes that provided blue eyes and light hair (blond, red)evolved about 10,000 years ago (from those of European ancestry) and spread throughout Europe. Either way, all modern Europeans and middle Easterners are a blend of the two physical types.

    You can have two brown eyed parents, because blue eyes IS a recessive gene.

  425. Anonymous January 23, 2009 at 7:56 pm #

    2 brown eyed parents can make a blue-eyed baby, however 2 blue-eye parents can never make a brown eyed baby because blue eyes are recessive and brown eyes are dominant… it has to do with punett squares…

  426. Anonymous November 30, 2008 at 7:36 pm #

    It is possible for two brown eyed parents to have children with blue eyes. In genetics you have what is called a genoype, the type of gene one is carrying and and phenotype, what shows up. Two brown eyed parents could have a blue eyed baby if they are both carrying one gene for brown eyes, which is dominant and one gene for blue eyes, which is recessive. this would give you a 25% chance of having a child with blue eyes. The fact that the parents are carrying this gene type just doesn’t show up in the parents because the gene they have of brown eyes dominates and that is what shows up. But, the baby could recieve each the recessive gene from the mother and from the father and would therefore show blue eyes. And as for the fact that the triplets all have blue eyes, they are most likely identical twins and all of them would have recieved the same genetic coding which would give them all blue eyes.

  427. Anonymous November 25, 2008 at 7:49 am #

    Because most of us have such varied gene pools it is fairly likely that people will have a variety of combinations in skin, hair, eyecolor. I am an African American, Native American, European American man with 3 natural children and I have brown eyes while 2 of my children have blue eyes and 1 has green. They are ALL my biological children. When I was in college I researched genetics and there are basic rules to dominant and recessive genes, e.g. 1 brown eyed parent and 1 green eyed parent will typically produce 75% brown eyed children, and if you had 4 children typically 3 of them would be brown eyed and 1 would be green or hazel eyed. However there is not a STRICT rule for genetics that is just the general rule. Genetics in that factor are a pairing of genes from each parent and are variable so those same parents could potentially have a blue eyed child and two green eyed children if those genes were in the background. In my case even though I am part African American and Native American, my grandfather was Polish and had the Bluest eyes you have ever seen. In addition the genetic contributor to my oldest son has very blue eyes and hence the blue eyes that he has while mine are very brown. Lots of variables involved in the process :) And GOD produced a beautiful group of people on this earth, brown eyes, green eyes, blue eyes, hazel eyes and everything in between :)

  428. Anonymous November 24, 2008 at 1:30 pm #

    WRONG people from finland have the most blue eyes.

  429. Anonymous November 22, 2008 at 6:40 am #

    that’s interesting. Wonder if mixed blue-green or blue-grey eyed ppl are also related to this common ancestor. But if your parent has blue eyes and you don’t, are you related to this ‘comon ancestor’? After all if oe parent is blue-eyed you still have inherted the OCA2 gene regardless of whether it is visible or not in your DNA and it can still be passed on to your kids.

  430. Anonymous November 15, 2008 at 3:40 am #

    Fine research based info about the blue eye pigmentation and genetic. Before the improvement of genetics to find such fact was very difficult and the argues of people was based on the week hypothesis.
    No doubt genetic study have explored many hidden and unclear fact about may medical topics.
    Another thing relating this is the pigmentation disorders. Although some people said, these are due to the immunity but a latest study shows that a gene NLAP 1 gene is responsible of such pigmentation. And a protien p53 is responsible for darkening of skin.

  431. Anonymous November 2, 2008 at 2:11 pm #

    yea he is definitly cheating if u have blue eyes n he does to its impossible for ur kind to have brown eyes use ur brain

  432. Anonymous November 2, 2008 at 2:07 pm #

    he is cheating on you duh

  433. Anonymous October 31, 2008 at 9:55 pm #

    In my family my mother is brown eyed, my father is green eyed, however, my sister and my brother have blue eyes both and I have dark green. This is because my grandma is blue eyed and both of my granpa’s had gray or green. We are from Mexico, and in here there is people which born with blue eyes and then change their color into green or brown as they grow, so if you have some ancestor with light color eyes, then you have some chance to have light color kids if you mate with someone with such ancestors too.

  434. Anonymous October 30, 2008 at 1:27 pm #

    Irish have the highest percentage of blue eyes in the world but they genetically don’t have nothing to do with the people of the russian steppes (proto-indoeuropeans) , Irish are almost 100% R1b while Russian and Ukrainians are almost all R1a (the haplogroup of the proto-indoeuropeans) even the Mtdna is different , so what ?

  435. Anonymous October 30, 2008 at 9:00 am #

    like seriously, no one asked you to write a damn book. It’s a decent blog with people putting in their opinion in a civil manner, if you can do that, well and good and if you cant, keep your two cents to your own self and SHUTUP! Pathetic, inbreds like yourself like to bring in their racist ideas and make the rest of us look bad. So seriously, once again, do yourself and the rest of us a favor and shutup!


  436. Anonymous October 29, 2008 at 3:59 am #

    Is it possible for 2 brown eyed parents to produce triplets (girls) all with blue eyes? an acqaintance gave birth to these babies (now 6mnths old) and they all have blue eyes, not sure if they were conceived naturally though, also these parents are quite olive skinned with dark brown eyes.

  437. Anonymous October 12, 2008 at 3:47 pm #

    ¿Quién dijo cualquier cosa sobre ser superior? ¡Tonto!

  438. Anonymous October 12, 2008 at 10:24 am #

    your adopted, get a blood test

  439. Anonymous October 5, 2008 at 12:56 pm #

    Eye color can be due to genetics, but it can also come about as a result of teratogens (foreign agents that enter the prenatal environment and disrupt gestation). This is what creates the well-known one blue / one brown combination in people like David Bowie and Gracie Burns. They actually have two dominant genes (i.e., brown/brown), but one eye becomes “infected” with some teratogen and its ability to produce melanin is inhibited. People like to find “exceptions” to rules, but in this case it’s not really much of an exception.

    The other explanation is quite obvious, but I won’t make any accusations for fear I’ll cause a divorce.

  440. Anonymous October 4, 2008 at 3:51 pm #

    There are out of Europe alot of people with green eyes, never have seen the famous picture of Sharbat Gula? an Afghan girl.
    And here a link of a Pamir girl.

  441. Anonymous September 30, 2008 at 7:02 am #

    My husband has dark Teal colored eyes, and I have extremely light Dresden Blue eyes, and we had three children, all of them have Brown eyes. One of them has Brown-Green eyes, but they all are considered to have Brown eyes. I was blonde till I was in my twenties, and my husband had dark brown hair, all of our children have dark brown hair.

  442. Anonymous September 30, 2008 at 7:02 am #

    My husband has dark Teal colored eyes, and I have extremely light Dresden Blue eyes, and we had three children, all of them have Brown eyes. One of them has Brown-Green eyes, but they all are considered to have Brown eyes. I was blonde till I was in my twenties, and my husband had dark brown hair, all of our children have dark brown hair.

  443. Anonymous September 24, 2008 at 11:44 am #

    Blue eyes are a really attractive colour and quite common, i know a lot of people with blue eyes but these all tend to be light, bright blues, and darker blues are quite rare.Dark blue eyes have a mysterious quality to them, kinda like sapphires.

  444. Anonymous September 24, 2008 at 11:34 am #

    i have really dark blue/grey almost black eyes and i’ve never come across someone with the same colour.Most babies are born with dark blue eyes and generally they start to change colour to a duller blue or brown e.t.c but mine have stayed exactly the same.

  445. Anonymous September 4, 2008 at 3:42 pm #


  446. Anonymous December 7, 2008 at 11:47 am #

    no, she cheated

  447. Anonymous August 23, 2008 at 11:06 am #

    usted tonto estúpido. para demandar que la gente de ojos azules es privilegiada es un absurdo. usted necesita un buen encogimiento

  448. Anonymous August 1, 2008 at 11:09 am #

    That idiot post by anonymous is just overly indicative of the PC, race conscious idiocy that pervades the Western World. Even the final couple sentences of the article seem completely unnecessary and peculiar. Stop apologizing for all race-related topics. Secondly, it is completely counterintuitive to say that blue eyes have no evolutionary advantage, being that they started out in a one person, and within 6-10 thousand years spread like wildfire to most of Greater Europe, lending credence to the I guess racist claim(?) that blue eyes are in fact selected for by more people than not, and are intentionally or not seeking certain mates with certain phenotypic qualities. It is technically neutral? I don’t even know what the fuck that means. You mean like in the eyes of god, or from the perspective of absolute truth or goodness? With regard to goodness, this probably is not true and because people like blue eyes they have repeatedly selected them, so no, probably not true. With regard to ultimate, reductively derived truth, perhaps, though I do not even know how you would profess to have such knowledge. Now, with regard to technically neutral? Honestly, it seems as if you’re just stretching to conclude that white Northern European features are not superior to features that exist elsewhere. I wonder if you would venture as far to prove that black musculature is technically neutral, whatever the fuck that means. Honestly, I just hope your little circle of lies helps you sleep at night. Don’t apologize for truth, apologize when people have to be subjected to your untruth. And please, please get over your race misgivings. Blue eyes are beautiful, perhaps not to all, but to many, and perhaps not by ultimate truth, but if it is ultimately true, but has no true anywhere in the world, maybe this ultimate true is not ultimate at all, and it is the reductive, abstract reasoning that is not absolute, or is imperfect. I have blue eyes, and I will seek a mate with similarly colored eyes, or perhaps green eyes, seeing that I love those. Then, I will personally finance corporations that seek to do genetic research on genetic manipulation and engineering so all groups of people can have light eyes. Then, when all the world has light eyes we will have proved that people want them, and simultaneously idiots like yourself would no longer have to apologize for hints of nonexistent physical supremacy, that the article has no scientific basis apologizing for because it would not be a specifically occidental trait. So long as it pleases people, it may not be ultimately better, but it’s morally better to people because it makes their lives better, and so in turn has moral value. Now disregarding disposition which no man is in any position to do fully, perhaps there must be a non reason based constraint/parameter to reason, in order to conclude blue eyed superiority but this may have more to do with the nature of reason itself and our imperfect understanding of all concepts than the individual concept itself. I do not have such misgivings however, because so long as people seek such attributes out, and they improve lives, there is no legitimacy in denying their superiority, except with regard to ultimate reason based truth which only has meaning in the cosmos and not in human settings with human concepts and constraints. Long and short of it is that your attempts to disprove white phenotypic qualities as being superior are fucking useless, unjustified, and inadequate. If neutral means it does not improve probability of begetting more offspring or fitness to continue such said genetics onward, then you reasoning defeats itself. Clearly light eyes have spread rapidly even though the genes which manifest themselves to display such colors are recessive, and their success has moved such genes faster than traits to restrain their growth and proliferation. So honestly, I don’t know what standard you use to conclude its neutrality but I just can’t see it. Wow, that’s fiery.

  449. Anonymous July 30, 2008 at 8:55 pm #

    i dont think my eye color is to common, because i dont see many people with dark blue/grey colored eyes. i cant tell if thats good or bad…

  450. Anonymous December 28, 2008 at 11:42 am #


  451. Anonymous July 22, 2008 at 5:12 am #

    Brown eyed parents can of course have blue eyed children but thats because they have the gene for blue eyes in their genotype. Their grandparents or parents or any relative of the sort HAD had to have blue eyes in order for their children to have blue eyes which is a result of a recessive gene. If both parents have the genotype Bb Bb, brown would show up in their eyes (lowercased b inherited from parents) but through a 25% chance that their offspring would have bb then the child would have blue eyes. The blue eyed gene had have to come from somewhere for the newborn to have blue eyes, therefore proving that all blue eyed humans share a common ancestor. So this theory is true. (This is just a response proving to someone that this theory is indeed true)

  452. Anonymous July 13, 2008 at 2:58 pm #

    Brown eyed parents can (and often do) have blue eyed children. Blue eyed parents are not likely (if it’s even possible?) to have brown eyed children.

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