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All blue eyed people are genetically related.

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DazedConfused Report 23 Apr 2013 10:27

David Bowie did not originally have different coloured eyes, one changed colour after an accident at school. However, children can be born like this.

But I digress, if you go back far enough we are all related.

And I have green eyes, which in some lights will look blue.


JoyBoroAngel Report 23 Apr 2013 10:30

i am from viking stock and i have blue eyes


Maryanna Report 23 Apr 2013 11:26

My eyes are a very odd colour. Sort of blueish green with a gold star around the pupil. Sometimes they look green other times hazel or dark blue or even purple.

My dad and his parents all had brown eyes.

My mum and her parents all had blue grey eyes.

My husband has light blue eyes, his dads were brown his mums were grey.

My eldest son has hazel eyes, my youngest has brown and my daughter very blue ones.

Son in law and grand child are very bright blue.

A right old mixture !!!!! M


GHeather Report 23 Apr 2013 11:30

I really enjoyed reading through ALL those very interesting replies, so many different thoughts/views/ideas, Brill! :-D :-) :-D ;-) <3


GHeather Report 23 Apr 2013 11:44

I think someone will have to write a book about: eye colour. :-) Then again, perhaps someone already has ? :-)


LadyScozz Report 23 Apr 2013 12:34

I'll try again!

I am NOT using "reply".......... so if this post disappears...........

Both my parents had blue eyes, I think my father's parents both had blue eyes; my mother's father had "black Irish" eyes and her mother had hazel/green eyes.

My four brothers all have blue eyes, I have greenish/hazel eyes, like grandma.

Not a thing offensive in this post. So if the "moderator" is removing my posts, I want to know WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LadyScozz Report 23 Apr 2013 12:34

Yup, my post appeared.



Merlin Report 23 Apr 2013 12:43

I think" Attilla The Hun " and" Vlad the impaler" had Blue Eyes,but they turned Black after a Fight. :-D :-D :-D :-D


GHeather Report 23 Apr 2013 13:38

Blues eyes: it all started around the Black Sea area... but what part I wonder ? Perhaps we will never know the exact location... ? What country are we talking about ? Also why in the area of the Black sea ? Hope to find out more online.


Paula+ Report 23 Apr 2013 14:17

Merlin you do so make me laugh :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D <3


GlasgowLass Report 23 Apr 2013 16:05

How does this work?
Mum- Brown Eyes
Dad-Pale Grey/Blue Eyes
Sibling No1 - Hazel Eyes
Sibling No 2 - Green eyes
Sibling No 3-Brown Eyes
ME - "Beautiful Big Blue Eyes"
Sibling No 5 -Pale Blue eyes
Only those with Brown or Hazel eyes have dark or sallow skin
The rest of us are peely wally .We burn and peel! :-D :-D :-D


PatinCyprus Report 23 Apr 2013 16:16

I was taught a little about genetics on a general science course. The lecturer told us this to explain things to someone having difficulty with the concept. At conception someone pulls out a pack of cards for every part of you and makes a choice of which one. All your ancestors parts were in the packs so you could have gt gt grandmother's hair colour, father's eyes and gt grandfather's nose, grandfather's legs and mother's feet :-D


Annx Report 23 Apr 2013 16:59

People with blue eyes (mine are blue) lack some of the pigment melatonin in the iris of their eyes. This means their eyes let in more light than brown eyed people's eyes do so they are more likely to get cataracts. So, keep your shades on in the sun to help prevent this if you are blue eyed. Also, it may explain why I could never stand the glare of artificial light at work, yet others said they needed them on!!

If someone with blue eyes has a partner with brown eyes and they have a blue eyed child, then the brown eyed parent is usually carrying a blue recessive gene. If they weren't and had 2 brown eye genes all the children they had with a blue eyed person would be brown eyed and all carry a recessive blue gene. If 2 brown eyed people married who were both carrying a recessive blue gene, 25% of their children are likely to be brown eyed with 2 brown eyed genes, 50% would be brown eyed but carry a recessive blue gene (ie same as their parents) and 25% would be blue eyed with 2 recessive blue genes.


Annx Report 23 Apr 2013 17:07

That is why mixing all the colours of different races together will not produce the coffee colour like it says in the song. Genetics doesn't work like that and is always affected by the dominant/recessive influence. A recessive gene can be carried unknown for many generations, and only appear when paired with a like gene or gene recessive to it from the other parent. Then the picture can be more complicated as some genes are sex linked (it's why tortoiseshell cats are always female. :-) and also other genes can have influence and affect the outcome too.

You can only inherit particular genes from your grandparents and further back if those particular genes were inherited from them by your parents. Remember you only inherit half of each pair of genes from each parent in each generation. You have 25% from each of your 4 grandparents, half of that from each of your great grandparents.


GHeather Report 23 Apr 2013 17:45

I found out more online about a villiage, a location where this Blue eyed gene came about; also some info about milk with a link to this colour, strange but true! Check it out online... too much to post on here... all very interesting!