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Can genes get mixed around or will my children look similar?

Will my children look the similar or can children get different genes? My 1st daughter looks like her Grandma is my 2nd dd going to look like her too?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:09 PM on Oct. 8, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Some sibs look just alike and others you'd never guess they were related. No way to tell until you have them.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 3:10 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • same as the pp. my kids though, my DD is a spitting image of her big brother, no lie. if they weren't a different age, people would think that they are twins.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:12 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • All your kids might look alike ,but then they all might look differently thats how genes are.

    Answer by louise2 at 3:12 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • Same as all the above poster's. I look like my mom did at my age, my sister looks just like our dad. My SO looks like his dad, while his brother looks like his Aunt.

    There really is no way to tell.

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 3:13 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • Im black and my hubby is hispanic. We have 5 kids. All of my kids are light skinned except for Alexis, my 5 yr old. She is dark like mommy BUT her features are EXACTLY like the other kids and she has straight hair. It's crazy how genes work! Ya never know ;)

    Answer by MomToFour247 at 3:16 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • My baby girl looks just like my niece, I have two nieces and a nephew (I have two older brothers)- all four kids look more like my side of the family- like my mom- with some of our spouses features.

    Answer by ZoeKatsMom at 3:25 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • Oh- and I look just like my aunt- my dad's sister... genes are cool like that.

    Answer by ZoeKatsMom at 3:26 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • Well, my sister and I look nothing alike... so you never know.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 3:59 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • it can go either way. my sis and i have the same bio parents and we look nothing alike.
    but my kids have different dads and they look alot alike. my daughter looks just like my son did at her age.

    Answer by edgpag at 4:02 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • Some look alike and some don't, my daughters don't look similiar at all, my 10yr old looks like me and my 8yr old looks like her dad.

    Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 5:33 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

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