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#1 of 12 Old 08-07-2006, 09:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
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try this for fun... http://museum.thetech.org/ugenetics/...alculator.html
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Wow DS is a long shot! We evidently have a 12% chance of having a blue eyed child, and DS has blue eyes. Go figure. I suppose it's safe to assume all future babies will likely have brown eyes! How funny if all our kids beat the odds and have blue eyes

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It wouldn't let me do it. It didn't belive that 2 blue eyed parents could have a child with green eyes (mine are more hazel, golden, green, but not brown in any way.) It said it couldn't happen. I know we have been wondering about it, but still.

My Dh has brown eyes, his brother blue. My oldest has brown eyes, my youngest blue.

I know we are freaks of nature! :
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Well, the test is way too simple...What if your grandparents carried a blue-eyed gene and your parents both ended up with brown eyes but passed on a blue recessive to you?
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That is crazy!! Because according to that I should only have a 9% chance of having blue eyed kids... Both of my kids have blue eyes!

Go figure!
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25% blue, 75% green.

With my stbx, it's 50-50, blue/green. We have 3 little blue eyed beauties.


But, I put green for my eyes. In all actuality, I can't describe my eye color. When I experience strong emotions, my eyes are green. When I'm mellow, my eyes are brown. And on a day to day basis, they're actually the same color as my hair (RED!). My ID says hazel.
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This was interesting for sure...but it was hard to figure out what to put for eye color for me, and also for anyone with hazel eyes. If I put it in with myself having blue eyes and FIL (who is hazel) as green, DH and I had a 33% green and 66% blue. Our son has big blue peepers. But if I put in my eye color as green, we have only a 12% chance of blue and the rest green. When I brought my son to the eye doctor, she said, "Oh, he has the most beautiful blue eyes, but they'll probably turn green like yours when he's an adult." I was like, "My eyes are green? I always thought they were blue!" Who knows. It depends on my mood, my clothing, whatever. But, I thought it was interesting that even though my father has brown eyes, and DH's father has hazel eyes, DH and I never came up with any brown eyed children. Hmmm.
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Well, the test is way too simple...What if your grandparents carried a blue-eyed gene and your parents both ended up with brown eyes but passed on a blue recessive to you?
I agree. It is neat, though. It is based on a two-gene model, and eye color comes from many genes.

It was fun. All I am saying is that the baby better not have brown eyes or DH is gonna be mad!! Out of 6 possible offspring, 5 would be green and 1 would be blue. Our DS is blue.

Thanks for sharing this cool thing!

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Ther's no hazel eyes option so I put that my mom and dad and myself have brown eyes and my dh parents have green eyes(That's true) and DH has blue eyes that he got from his grandfather so it came out like this:
its said that I have 13.6 % of having a blue eyed child and a 72.7% to have a brown eyed child: My dd has blue eyes and they haven't change a thing..
But if a try for my family with green eyes the results are:
75.5% of green eyes and 25% of blue eyes hmmm
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Our baby supposedly has a 50% chance of having brown eyes, a 35% chance of having blue eyes, and a 15% chance of having green eyes. I'm curious what the truth will be!

Happily parenting our snuggly wild child since 2007 and her little brother since 2011!

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But, I put green for my eyes. In all actuality, I can't describe my eye color. When I experience strong emotions, my eyes are green. When I'm mellow, my eyes are brown. And on a day to day basis, they're actually the same color as my hair (RED!). My ID says hazel.
i'm hazel too! wonder why they didn't have that as a choice... mine change from green to yellow to brown to (very occasionally) blue.

when i selected "brown" for my eyes, we get a brown-eyed baby; when i selected "green", there's a 1 in 5 chance of a blue-eyed baby.
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I saw this test and it is fun, but if you do a little more digging around online you will find a lot of articles that talk about how eye color inheritance is a lot more complex than we were taught in biology class and that it involves at least three genes, plus that this simple model doesn't really account for the vast variety of shades of eye color.
I mean it isn't like people really have either brown, blue or green eyes. There are multitudes of shades.
Still it is fun.
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