Monday, August 9, 2010

Recessive Genes

When my son was born, he had a head full of curly, dark red hair and black eyes.  Over the first week of his life, his eyes quickly lightened to a shade of dusky blue.  Since then, most of his hair has fallen out, only to be replaced by blonde... and his eyes have only lightened further. 

His father and I both have dark brown hair, his eyes are brown, and mine are brown and green. 

Where did the blonde hair and blue eyes come from!?

I don't know much about the father's family, but the only person with blue eyes in my entire family was my mother's paternal grandmother, and the only blonde hair was in my grandmother's tow-headed childhood.  With odds like those, I think this boy will be a lucky one!

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