I am Caucasian with fair skin and have wavy light brown hair and hazel green eyes (my dad is blond and blue-eyed and my mother is dark hair and brown eyes). My husband is mixed-race (Afro-Caribbean and South-East Asian) with tight curly dark hair, medium-dark skin and dark brown eyes. I've done the morph thing, and here is what our baby *could* look like (this was fun!):
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Hah, I did the morph thing too (it's hilarious!) and this is apparently what me and my boyfriend's children will look like:
(I can kind of see Rosalind as the third one ;))
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My family is one long stretch of tall, thin ectomorphs (no pun intended) with black/brown hair, blue eyes, and very fair skin. DH's family is like this except a a little less beanpole-like, with hazel and green eyes in the mix. Without much variation between the family genetics, I imagine our kids are going to be long and skinny with dark hair, fair skin, and blue or green eyes. A bit like Asa Butterfield, perhaps.
Well, as my fiance and I have been confused for siblings before on several occasions, I can pretty much guess what our children will look like by the logic of genetics.
Fair fair FAIR white skin, blue eyes, brown hair. Done. The only thing up for debate is wavy hair or curly hair.
I have brown hair, blue eyes, and a white-as-they-get complexion. My husband has very dark brown hair (some say black), brown/hazel eyes, and white/red complexion. I have been mistaken as his sister on a few occasions (I'm sure Freud would have something to say about that!) so we do have some similarities of face shape and features. I thought our kids would be ALL him especially because he and all 7 of his siblings look exactly like his mom and nothing like his dad. Our first son really is a strikingly complete clone of him other than that he has my blue eyes. Our next two actually look more like me except that our daughter has my husband's big brown eyes (she has a blue ring on the outside that only a mother would notice) and our youngest is a blonde that will certainly darken as he gets older. Our babies have all been so different looking that I don't know what to expect next.
As for boy/girls I am hoping that we have an even mix, but it doesn't really matter. I come from a family of mostly boys and my husband comes from a family of mostly girls.
Well, I'm only 13 and I don't have a boyfriend, but I love genetics so I just had to contribute.
I have curly blonde hair that was red at birth, and then turned blonde as I got older. I love eye color, so I guess I'll explain mine a little deeper than others have lol. I have dark blue around the outside of my eyes, then the inside is the color of a stormy sea, and I have a golden/pale green circle around my iris.
My dad has exactly the same eye color as I do, and he had blonde hair till about the age of 12 when it started turning brown, it is now mousy brown littered with greys ;) He has really thick hair. My grandmother had platinum blonde hair that turned white at age 16 and has been white ever since. My grandfather has thin blonde hair, as does my uncle.
My mother has thick red curly hair that has since dulled to a thick curly auburn. Her eyes are hazely green. My grandmother has blondish brown hair and pretty sapphire blue eyes. I have no idea what my real grandfather looks like, I met him when I was 2 and never seen him since, but I think he has dark brown hair. Eh, I like my stepgrandfather more anyways :) My uncle from my grandmother's second marriage has rich chocolate brown hair and hazel/brown eyes. My aunt from my grandmother's second marriage has straight blonde hair and brown eyes.
Everyone on each side is very pale. I guess it's because half of them live in England (my mother was born and raised in Newcastle) but who knows. You would hope my dad's side out in Kentucky would get some kind of sun but it seems not :)
I expect my children will all be fairly 'normal sized' (5'4-5'8 ish at my calculations) for my family, and I hope i'll have more boys than girls but who knows. It's pretty evenly distributed in my family, considering how small it is. My uncle on my dads side has no kids and is not married, but my grandmother miscarried another boy before she had him, so boys run on that side, and my mum's mother had one boy and two girls, so who knows.
Depends on my future husband's genetics, but if I was just choosing from my genetics, I would say I'll either have children with blonde, brown, or red hair. There is no one in my family with black hair, and I think brown is probably a stretch, but then again depends on my husband. I also think they'll probably all have green or blue eyes, considering i have alleles for those two colors.
Ottilie, interesting. Where did you hear that?
Originally Posted by ottilie
Isn't it related to Greek or Roman mythology somehow? I've also heard that a black circle means you can see and speak with the dead, according to an old Cajun lady I used to know. But it's all nonsense in my opinion. :)
Originally Posted by missusaytch