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jimjames


11/16/2012

Can two hazel eyed parents make a blue eyed baby?

Is it possible to get a blue eyed baby if i and my wife both have hazel eyed? Or our baby just will inherit our hazel eyes?
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  • Angelica giles

    11/16/2012

    Yes, it is possible to get a blue eyed baby if you two have hazel eyes. Iris of human beings can be hazel and blue, and hazel is dominance expressed in the form of DD or Dd while blue is recessivity expressed in the form of dd. If the genotype of both of you is Dd, which produces two gametes D and d, then according to the free combination law of genes, the two gametes combine freely, thus it can produce three genotypes, DD, Dd and dd respectively. The manifest of the genotype dd is blue eyed. Of course, if the genotype of one of you is DD, thus your baby will inherit your hazel eyes, it is impossible to get a blue eyed baby.
  • Trmoon

    11/23/2012

    My parents are both hazel eyed.

    My paternal g-parents and gg-parents were brown or green/hazel eyed and from Cherokee and Scottish decent.

    My maternal g-parents were brown or green/hazel eyed and of mostly English & German decent.

    I can't be sure of all sets of g-parents as I never knew all of them and I think this is where things get tricky when determining these things. You can't know all eyes colors of all your ancestors. I'm sure it's possible, but unlikely that most people keep up with these things.

    I have dark auburn hair & hazel eyes but my sister has blond hair and blue eyes. We teased her a lot bc she was the only one (that we knew in our intermediate chain).

    Now, my son has blonde hair blue eyes. His father does not. My daughter has hazel.

    I'm not a genetic scientist, but I hope this helps. I've been interested in this topic recently and stumbled upon this post, as well as another page that states what we've learned about dominant eye colors and parents not being able to have a certain eye-colored child has recently been proven inaccurate.

    https://www.hudsonalpha.org/education/outreach/basics/eye-color
  • Jose joyce

    11/19/2012

    It is not unlikely for you and your wife to have a blue eyed baby if you both have hazel eyed. But it also occurs that hazel eyed parents have a blue eyed child because one of the grandparents has blue eyes. And if you're not sure about this question, a DNA test can tell everything.
  • MAXINE

    11/21/2012

    Well, as a matter of fact, to some extent the color of the kid is genetic to that of their parents. This is based on some scientific research, so we could conclude that the baby is highly possible to have the same colored eyes with their parents. However, there are always some exceptions due to some biological reasons. So, the baby may have blue eyes as well. It also depends on some unpredictable factors.
  • Trmoon

    11/23/2012

    My parents are both hazel eyed.

    My paternal g-parents and gg-parents were brown or green/hazel eyed and from Cherokee and Scottish decent.

    My maternal g-parents were brown or green/hazel eyed and of mostly English & German decent.

    I can't be sure of all sets of g-parents as I never knew all of them and I think this is where things get tricky when determining these things. You can't know all eyes colors of all your ancestors. I'm sure it's possible, but unlikely that most people keep up with these things.

    I have dark auburn hair & hazel eyes but my sister has blond hair and blue eyes. We teased her a lot bc she was the only one (that we knew in our intermediate chain).

    Now, my son has blonde hair blue eyes. His father does not. My daughter has hazel.

    I'm not a genetic scientist, but I hope this helps. I've been interested in this topic recently and stumbled upon this post, as well as another page that states what we've learned about dominant eye colors and parents not being able to have a certain eye-colored child has recently been proven inaccurate.

    https://www.hudsonalpha.org/education/outreach/basics/eye-color
  • Trmoon

    11/23/2012

    My parents are both hazel eyed.

    My paternal g-parents and gg-parents were brown or green/hazel eyed and from Cherokee and Scottish decent.

    My maternal g-parents were brown or green/hazel eyed and of mostly English & German decent.

    I can't be sure of all sets of g-parents as I never knew all of them and I think this is where things get tricky when determining these things. You can't know all eyes colors of all your ancestors. I'm sure it's possible, but unlikely that most people keep up with these things.

    I have dark auburn hair & hazel eyes but my sister has blond hair and blue eyes. We teased her a lot bc she was the only one (that we knew in our intermediate chain).

    Now, my son has blonde hair blue eyes. His father does not. My daughter has hazel.

    I'm not a genetic scientist, but I hope this helps. I've been interested in this topic recently and stumbled upon this post, as well as another page that states what we've learned about dominant eye colors and parents not being able to have a certain eye-colored child has recently been proven inaccurate.

    https://www.hudsonalpha.org/education/outreach/basics/eye-color
  • Trmoon

    11/23/2012

    Sorry, the post got snagged and when I tried to reload it resubmitted instead.
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