Eye Color Question

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Malaya - September 21

II have dark brown eyes, and my boyfriend has blue/gray eyes....Most likely out baby will come out with brown eyes, because brown eyes are more dominate right? I tried looking on the web but all the explanations were real confusing...I would just like some input

 

Dee - September 21

Malaya, i think your right, brown is dominant. I have hazel eyes and hubby has; I'm serious, Paul Newman, blue eyes, his eyes are so light i thought he was blind when we met, needless to say our 3 yr old son has his eyes, they are georgous. I may also be dreaming this but i thought i read somewhere where all babies eyes are blue in the womb, and then they take on their true color a when they are a few months old?

 

Malaya - September 21

Wow..I didn't know that (all baby's have blue eyes in the womb)...I would love for my baby to get my boyfriend's eyes, but what's more important is that he or she is healthy...but I think all moms have their wants..... I'm still in my first trimester so I have a while to go to find out

 

Lena - September 21

Genetically speaking there are only blue eyes and brown eyes, where brown is dominant to blue. All other colors such as green and hazel are variations of these two colors. The odds of your baby having brown or blue eyes depends upon if you are homozygous (BB) or heterozygous (Bb) for the genes the control eye color. If you are homo (BB) then your baby has a 100% chance of brown eyes. If you are hetero (Bb) then your baby has 50% chance of brown and 50% blue. Unlike hair color where 6 genes influence the color, having dark brown eyes doesn't indicated homozygous gene color and doesn't mean your baby has any greater chance for brown eyes than if you had light brown eyes.

 

Dee - September 21

Lena, you really know alot about this...am i wrong or did i read somewhere that all babies eye's are blue in the womb? I swear i read that somewhere. just curious....thanks

 

Malaya - September 21

Lena..is there a way to find out if i'm BB, or Bb ?

 

KH - September 21

I think most babies are even born with blue. My daughter has blue and got it from her grandparents (both my husband and I have brown). They're so pretty - they have a golden color in the middle.

 

me - September 21

I learned in Biology cla__s years ago, that each parent has a specific "gene", that will decided the color of the babys eyes. I dont remember how it goes, but Lena sound correct. Mostly all babies are born with blue eyes. Only a select few will have their eyes remain blue. The rest will usually change within a few months. My husband has green eyes, and I have blue/grey, and both our daughter and son have skye blue colored eyes.

 

Julie - September 21

You never know your baby could get the recessive gene. My husband has dark brown eyes and dark brown hair and I have brown hair and green eyes. Our son has big blue eyes and light brown hair.

 

Tigerphoenix - September 21

I remeber learning about this in biology cla__s but cant for the life of me remember how it goes. I can't wait to see what my little girl is going to have. I have olive green eyes and my husband has steel blue eyes.

 

pbj - September 21

I have read it depends on ethnic background. If the baby is caucasion, more than likely the eyes will be blue when they are born but they can change color as the baby gets older. If the baby is hispanic, black, or even asian etc more than likely they will be brown, but can also change but is less likely. I just found this out recently and I wish I still had the website I found it on. But anyway, I guess that's around about what the other posts say too.

 

Lynn - September 21

Looka th the color of your parents & grandparents eyes as well as those of your husband. Those are the genes that you have for eye colors also. So if husband's mom has blue & you have blue, then there's a decent chance that your child could have blue. If everyone inyour family going back generations has brown eyes, and same as husbands family, then chances are the baby will have brown eyes.

 

Malaya - September 21

Well I'm black & Hispanic, and my boyfriend is white ...my family has brown eyes..his family has brown eyes too... but his mom said he got his eyes from his grandfather no one in his family has his color eyes

 

Leigh - September 21

Brown is very dominant. Very simply, brown could be expressed as BB or Bb in you, depending upon if you received homo or heterozygous for that trait. If you received homo, there's no way your baby could have anything but brown. If you received hetero, your baby would have to receive the small b, because they must be completely recessive (bb) to display the blue eyes. Given, this is very simple, but it gives you a good idea. Usually, kids won't have blue eyes unless both parents were blue, or one blue and one grey, or one blue and one green, etc.

 

Lena - September 21

To Dee, Babies are actually born with eyes that appear gray and then the color "fills in" as the eye continues to develop. However the eye color is determined at the time of conception.

 

Lena - September 21

To Malaya, There may be a test through a genetics lab but I wouldn't know where or how much. It can be possible to determine by looking back at your parents, grandparents, and sibling. If everyone has brown eyes than its probably pretty safe to say that you are BB. If you have sibs with blue eyes or a parent or grandparent with blue eyes it would be harder to determine your BB or Bb status.

 

Lena - September 21

"I have read it depends on ethnic background. If the baby is caucasion, more than likely the eyes will be blue when they are born but they can change color as the baby gets older. If the baby is hispanic, black, or even asian etc more than likely they will be brown," PBJ, this is because of the genes carried by the ethnic group. Some hispanics do have blue eyes but the hetero and recessive status is less frequent so the odds of blue eyes are less frequent. A greater % of caucasians have blue or hetero brown eyes so we see a higher % of blue eyes in caucasians.

 

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