brown eyes + blue eyes = ?
I have often wondered what our children, should we ever be so blessed, would look like.
Creamy white skin vs. perpetual tan.
Brown hair vs. almost black hair.
Very tall vs. very short.
Blue eyes vs. brown eyes.
I'd just love it if my kids had Mike's eyes. My dad's got blue eyes as well and that's always been a factor when I tried to work out those Mendel squares in my head.
Well, I (kind of) have the answer to at least on of those questions. In my blog readings the other day, I read on Conventional Bliss about this cool website that will tell you what eye color your children are likely to have.
So, of course, I plugged in all the info and low and behold....
Any offspring of ours have a 37.5% chance of having BLUE EYES! Of course the highest is brown because that's the dominant gene. But I didn't know that blue would be quite so high up there as well.
To be honest, I guessed with his parents' eye color. I asked him and he wasn't entire sure. Then again, when people ask him how old he is, he looks at me for the answer. ;)
Turns out, whether his parents both had blue eyes, both had brown, or one of each...the percentages are the same.
Lots of people told me that my chances were slim to none. But I'd say that 37.5% is a pretty good chance, considering I'm half-asian!