posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 03:25 PM
reply to post by kates15
'Ok someone explain this to me:
I have one blue eyed parent and one brown eyed parent but I have green eyes.
My husband has blue eyes. We have four children all of them have green eyes except for one. He has the lightest complexion and very blonde hair but
his eyes are brown!!!
So what is dominant?? I have noticed people's reactions to this and everyone always comments on how unusual it is......but then again I never claimed
to be normal '
In general, darker colours are dominant in hair and eye colour.
Your parents both had recessive green eyed genes, or actually green can be a mix of blue and brown.
Your kids got their green eyes in a similar way, as for the brown eyes, well thats very rare but possible due to your green eyes, as green eyes are
related to brown.
Hair is also the same.
A good rule is that the hair can never be darker than the hair of the darkest parent, the eyes never darker than the eyes of the darkest eyed parent.
its complicated and no one knows the exact genes involved for either hair or eyes.
The way hair colour works is not a gene for blonde and a gene for brown etc.
Works in shades.
Having brown eyes and blonde hair is not that uncommon or hard to come by. The genes are seperate, same with skin tone. Roughly speaking...
Its complicated and you can only apply rough rules which dont work everytime. However if both parents have blue eyes and the child has brown its a
good idea to get a paternity test.