posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 11:30 PM
Its true and unfortunate that green eyes only accounts for 2% of the worlds population and generally speaking here, that green eyes are commonly found
in Ireland, Scotland and Germany (mainly in Northern and Central Europe). Another known fact about the rarity of green eyes is that it occurs more
frequently in females than in males. Don't ask me why that is but it happens. Anywho, while i was scrolling through this thread i came across an
interesting discussion about family members having green eyes, hazel eyes and even these strange orange/golden eyes known as 'amber'. Before i tell
you something interesting about the topic (which i have to say is a theory of mine, however, it your choice whether or not to believe it).
First up! Both of my parents have green eyes (mum has bright green eyes and she comes from Irish and Germany ancestry, my dad has olive coloured green
eyes, he has Scottish and Irish family members). My dad's mum also has green eyes similar to my dads. Now for all you nerds/science people out there
who known what i'm talking about when i say genetics and the old Brown over Green, and Green over Blue (dominant vs recessive eye colour theory). It
doesn't explain everything or anything when it comes to amber eyes, violet or even red albino eyes. In fact, i dare say this, amber eyes are a form
of mutation. Now your probably wondering if i'm mad or not (i am for a matter of fact AM) but truthfully, its the only logical explanation. Amber
eyes are a mutation of green eyes (no not BROWN EYES, green!) and now i'm going to prove it...
Firstly, I myself have amber coloured eyes (in horrible lighting they are medium brown/orange looking but in sunlight they look orange to a golden
yellow colour). Secondly, as said previously both of my parents have green coloured eyes, which carries a certain pigment called lipochrome. This
specific pigment is found in amber eyes which gives it is orange or yellow/goldish colour in the iris. Green eyes also contain a slight percentage of
brown. Another thing to add, is about my brother. My brother has light grey eyes which change colour depending on the lighting (light blue to
greenish-blue), his eyes also contain cracks of lipochrome (yellow colouring) in them.
May i ask before i continue on in my madness, to those people out there that have green coloured eyes, are they FULLY green? No brown, no yellow
around the pupil or anything strange? or even a orange around the pupil. The reason why i ask this is because i don't know anyone with pure green
coloured eyes... the same solid colour all the way through... no sign of Heterochromia.
Lastly, to wrap up this discussion, i have a greenish-grey ring around my left amber eye (you can't see it so much in the right eye)... hopefully i
have persuaded a few of you to think about the genetics behind green eyes and how they link with amber eyes.
If your still reading i would like to say thank you for taking the time to do so
P.s For all those who care and i might as well put it out there, the origins of violet coloured eyes is connected to albinonism (which is a mutation).
However, violet eyes are the product of a mutation within a mutation of an albino... so instead of having no pigment in their eyes, hair and skin,
they have dark coloured hair, violet eyes and their still quite pale... (poor things)