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Eye Colour

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Here you go, Layne :)  This site is kind of fun and gives odds of baby's eye colour:  http://museum.thetech.org/ugenetics/eyeCalc/eyecalculator.html

post #2 of 13
That site is cool, but it's not completely accurate. Eye color isn't determined that simplistically, there are quite a few genes that control it. Because my eyes are blue and so are my partner's, and 3/4 parents have blue eyes and we don't have any green eyes in the family, it says there is a 100% chance our kids will have blue eyes. It's actually more like 98%, and it's now known that any combination of parent/ child eye colors is possible.

It's still fun and gives a good idea of what color eyes are likely in your family.
post #3 of 13

I didn't even work for me.  It's saying I need to change my parents' eye color because two blue-eyed people can't have a green-eyed child.  I beg to differ.  Grrr.

post #4 of 13

it told me its 85% likely that I'll have a green eyed child and 15% likely that I'll have a blue eyed child. But the problem is, the donor's eye color on his paper work has green/brown. So I dunno which color it actually is (and there is no hazel choice for his eyes, or my dad's eyes). 

post #5 of 13

Fun! I think we have a blue eyed babe on the way.  Now the question is, will it have its father's red hair?

post #6 of 13

It says 50% brown, 10% green, and 40% blue, but there was no hazel or grey option, so I couldn't really be accurate, so who knows.

Yay for finding this!

post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by poppyseed2012 View Post

Fun! I think we have a blue eyed babe on the way.  Now the question is, will it have its father's red hair?



I have always wanted a red haired baby!! I have a dark strawberry color, but all of my boys are toe heads when they're born and then turn brown. :) 

post #8 of 13

Yeah, can't be at all accurate, since there is no hazel option, and even if there was, there is a HUGE degree of variation amongst people with hazel eyes, since hazel isn't actually a color, but rather the designation for eye color that isn't blue, green, brown, or grey, usually because it is a mix of colors. My eyes are blue/green with an amber ring around the pupil (it looks orange). My husband's eyes are green/brown. It says we have zero possibility of having a blue-eyed kid, but I have two daughters with eyes that are decidedly blue. 

 

Eye color is not at all straightforward, as it's controlled by several genes and there isn't a clearcut issue of dominant and recessive genes at all. Plus, some of the genes can be turned on or off based on environmental factors, and that can't be predicted by anyone, ever. Maybe in the future, but not right now.

post #9 of 13


 

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Originally Posted by Plummeting View Post

Yeah, can't be at all accurate, since there is no hazel option, and even if there was, there is a HUGE degree of variation amongst people with hazel eyes, since hazel isn't actually a color, but rather the designation for eye color that isn't blue, green, brown, or grey, usually because it is a mix of colors. My eyes are blue/green with an amber ring around the pupil (it looks orange). My husband's eyes are green/brown. It says we have zero possibility of having a blue-eyed kid, but I have two daughters with eyes that are decidedly blue. 

 

Eye color is not at all straightforward, as it's controlled by several genes and there isn't a clearcut issue of dominant and recessive genes at all. Plus, some of the genes can be turned on or off based on environmental factors, and that can't be predicted by anyone, ever. Maybe in the future, but not right now.

totally... my DH has green/brown hazel eyes and my dad had brown/blue hazel eyes.  This say that we have a 37 percent chance of a blue eyed cchild , 12 percent green and 50 percent brown.  I guess you can have an instance where you roll 5 threes in a row, etc. but we have 3 blue eyed children and one brown eyed boy.... because of the hazel eyes I think we have a greater chance of a blue eyed kids then a brown eyed child.....

 

I hope my brown eyed boy's eyes are more hazel as he ages.  It is crazy to watch my DH's eyes go from brown to green or my dad's eyes brown to suddenly blue!  It is a total trip.
 

 

post #10 of 13

All of my kids were born with blue eyes and their eye colors changed when they were about three years old.  Now all but one have green eyes and one has brown. ;) Dh has green eyes, and mine are green most of the time, but will change color depending on my mood so sometimes they are blue and sometimes more grey.

post #11 of 13

Well this is embarrassing, I just realized I have no clue what color my parents' eyes are.

post #12 of 13

My DH's eyes are brown/green and mine are blue/green.  DS has one blue and one that's half blue/half brown.  Eye color is a trippy thing. 

post #13 of 13

My DH is Asian, so chances are pretty high thatI will have a brown eyed baby. :P 

Though a blue eyed half-Indonesian baby would be totally awesome.

 

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