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I thought brown eyes are suppose to be more domonint?

I don't get it because that's what I heard but I have brown eyes and dh has blue eyes. My mom has blue and my bio dad has brown. But all 3 of my kids have blue eyes


Asked by Anonymous at 2:17 PM on Aug. 3, 2012 in General Parenting

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  • You're right that blue is recessive (meaning brown dominates) but we all have 1 color gene from each parent, so you could have Brown/Blue and DH of course has Blue/Blue. So if you passed on a blue to go w/ DH's blue, you get blue eyed kids. Make sense?

    Answer by Kimedbs at 2:34 PM on Aug. 3, 2012

  • Sometimes the recessive genes "win", so to speak.

    Answer by 3libras at 2:18 PM on Aug. 3, 2012

  • you forgot to include his parents eye color and grandparents too


    Answer by feralxat at 2:20 PM on Aug. 3, 2012

  • Because your mom had blue and your dad had brown, you have a gene from each of them. Your husband has two blue. So, if your egg had a brown from your father and your husband's sperm has blue only, your child would have brown eyes. If your egg had the blue from your mother and the blue from your father, your child would have blue eyes.

    This explains it better:


    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 2:32 PM on Aug. 3, 2012

  • My son is about 80% me(recessive genes) blond,blue eyed even though 1 parent and 3 grandparents have brown eyes,and 1 parent(me) and 1 grandparent is blonde
    It's not just how he looks either. He mostly acts like me too. It's scary actually. My husband calls him Mini Me with a Pee Pee,lol

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:39 PM on Aug. 3, 2012

  • My daughter has blue eyes and My husband and I both have green eyes. Our fathers have blue eyes.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 2:22 PM on Aug. 3, 2012

  • I think both parents are/were blue not sure about his grandparents. I know 2 of my uncles and 1 aunt has bown not sure about the reast then my grandma has blue not sure about my grandpa but I think brown. My mom and adopted dad blue sister and brother blue my bio dads dd and ds brown

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 2:26 PM on Aug. 3, 2012

  • it usually yes but that doesnt mean it will always win. I have brownish green, my ex has blue. My DD has gray eyes and my DS has a dark brown

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 2:26 PM on Aug. 3, 2012

  • Both my parents have brown & I ended up with green. Got them from my Grandma.

    Answer by anestheticsex at 2:31 PM on Aug. 3, 2012

  • I have brown, my husband has blue, three out of four of our kids have brown eyes and one has bluish grey. Funny thing is the one with blue eyes is a twin.

    Answer by kc932 at 2:34 PM on Aug. 3, 2012