Post # 1
This is obviously just for fun, and completely non-scientific.
But, deisclaimers aside, ever wonder what your future kids would look like (hair colour, eye colour etc)? I always just assumed eye colour was a dominant allele thing but after a little reading found that it is linked to multiple chromosomes & evironmental influences which determine the colour.
If you like to waste time silly perdiction generators (all just for funsies) check out this eye colour predictor based on geneotypes & phenotypes.
Based on what I entered our future offspring have a 10% chance of gettng blue eyes, a 23% chance of green and a 66% chance of brown eyes.
Post # 3
Ohhhh, fun! I love things like this. I can’t get my answers to submit but I’ll try again later!
Post # 4
Apparently we have a 50% chance of having a green-eyed baby.
And a 50% chance of having a blue-eyed baby.
Thumbs up in my books!
Post # 5
Ooooh – thanks! After I finally got mine to submit, looks like there’s 75% chance of green eyes and 25% chance of blue eyes.
Post # 6
it was being pokey for me as well, I thought it was just my terrible ISP, I guess maybe their flash & or servers are overwhelmed. hmn.
Post # 7
It just told me that a green-eyed parent and a blue-eyed parent can’t have a brown-eyed parent… but I’m living proof!!!
Post # 8
it wont let me connect to the server, but i’m dying to know what it says! 🙂
Post # 9
@HopingToBeaMama: Wait? Who has what color here? If you mean you have the brown eyes and your parents have light, yes, it used to be thought that wasn’t possible but it turns out Mendel(sp?) was a little off in his theories.
But I still don’t understand how two recessive genes can create one that is dominant (brown). That’s why I’m not a scientist I guess. lol
Post # 10
Fun, fun! I think I know what it will be, but I’m gonna do it anyhow.
Post # 11
@HopingToBeaMama: Yeah, I’m proof that two blue-eyed parents can produce a green-eyed child!
…Well, technically, my mom’s eyes are more gray than anything, but that’s not an option here, and their server freaked out when I tried to say her eyes were blue. They don’t have hazel as an option, either, but that’s what FI’s are. That’s a very different thing than brown, so I don’t know what to do.
Post # 12
@MrsJules10: Ugh, me too!!!!!!!!!
GreenEyedMoonMine are hazel and my Mom’s are, too – so frustrating that there isn’t that option.
Post # 13
@PutABirdOnIt: They can’t. Not usually, at least. Mutations happen, though, and so it’s possible.
Post # 14
“But I still don’t understand how two recessive genes can create one that is dominant (brown). That’s why I’m not a scientist I guess. lol”
It’s possible, but EXTREMELY unlikely. How it works is, there is one primary gene that usually determines eye color (blue or brown or green), along with several secondary/tertiary genes (which is how we get different shades of blue, brown, gray, hazel, etc).
So, two parents could have recessive primary genes (ie, blue or green eyes) yet have something in the secondary/tertiary genes that makes their offspring’s eyes appear brown. From what I understand, it is unlikely (but not impossible) for someone with a recessive blue eyed primary gene to even have a brown eyed tertiary gene, and that if they do, it’s also unlikely the tertiary gene will ‘take over’ the primary gene, so the odds are not in your favor of having two blue eyed parents with a brown eyed kid. But it’s not impossible. Still, I would imagine any time a blue eyed couple gives birth to a brown eyed kid they will get the side eye.
Post # 15
The eye color thing has always confused me terribly. I have brown eyes, my sister has blue eyes, and my other sister has green eyes (full siblings and we look it, ie., no milkman babies).
Post # 16
@Tatum: Yes, you are right. It is rare. The reason I said I didn’t understand it completely is because I was reading about the gene mutation that would make that possible and it just got too technical for me and my attention wandered. lol
But I had been researching to find out where blue eyes came from. And really, they’re just…a pretty, freaky mutation. Also, I found out that all people with blue eyes are descended from the same ancestor. Which means, on some level, a million times removed, I’m related to my husband. Creepy, no? lol