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If 2 people who were second cousins had a baby together,how likely is it that the child would have genetic issues?
Its gross,but my 2nd cousin (a guy) was hitting on my 1st cousin (woman) and she was actually liking it!
Cue the banjo music!


Asked by butterflyblue19 at 5:16 PM on Dec. 5, 2010 in Relationships

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Answers (13)
  • cue the banjo music... cut the wedding list in half... girl you are funny! Hopefully their kids get your sense of humor bwahahahaha

    Answer by marine_wife0520 at 7:28 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • BWhahahhaaa, cut the guest list in half....

    I think the chances of would be pretty high.

    And may I add..............eeeeewwwwwwwweeeeeeeee

    Answer by pixie_trix at 5:22 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • The whole dating in the family thing gives me the creeps !!!...

    Answer by IndigoRose at 7:10 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • It is legal to marry your first cousin, because that's considered to be far enough separated to avoid the common problems.

    It is also legal to marry your grandparent --a genetic horror show, but a result of no one drafting the laws considering for a moment that someone might be of marriagable age with a living grandparent...

    Answer by LindaClement at 5:21 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • Second cousins? There isn't a large chance of genetic issues, about 1.5%.

    Answer by Fistandantalus at 5:22 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • there may not be a lot of genetics but that is still nasty

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 5:25 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • my cousin is dating someone who was his second cousin by marriage, but then they got divorced.. so now they arent anything. haha (:

    Answer by mohme2three at 6:06 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • Do your research. I am pretty sure it's a myth that even brother and sister offspring have a genetic problem. The only time you would run into an issue would be if the family had a genetic disposition to carry a certain gene for a certain genetic problem. Then you'd have a higher chance of transmitting the gene. There are tests for these sorts of things - It wouldn't hurt to get them done.

    Answer by texassahm at 6:13 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • wow that is crazy i have 1st cousin from my mom side that live in puerto rico that are married & have a kid together & they live in a small town & they are all they know

    Answer by Ricanmami1 at 6:23 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • BLAAAAH!!!! That's just hillbilly! Stupid animals trying to breed..

    Answer by skitNbearsmom at 7:25 PM on Dec. 5, 2010