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my husband has blond hair i have brown hair what color hair will our baby have

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angela334

Asked by angela334 at 9:10 PM on Jan. 12, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Red :)

    Depending on whether there are recessive genes for other colors in either you or your husband's DNA, there is most likely a 50/50 shot of blond vs brown hair.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 9:13 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Probably brown. Then again I have brown hair my husband has a very dark blonde but both my kids have a golden blonde color.
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 9:14 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • my DH is blonde too and I am dark dark brown... all 3 of our kids were blonde and now at the age of 8 my son is going dark...just depends I guess... I carried these kids and YOU could look more like their mom than I do GO FIGURE!
    rebeccadac

    Answer by rebeccadac at 9:16 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • My DH and I both have very dark brown hair and both of our DSs are blondies!
    MommyH2

    Answer by MommyH2 at 9:22 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • lol really depends on chance..science says ur baby should have brown hair..But I ahve DARK brown hair..and when I was younger I had this honey color..and my son has blond hair..I will probaly get darker as he gets older and change at some point cause his father had light brown hair growing up.
    SweetPoison

    Answer by SweetPoison at 9:23 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • I'm a redhead from blonde and brunette parents. It's not common tho.

    There's a chance your child will be be blonde and darken when he/she gets older.
    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 9:26 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Who knows...DH and I (and almost all of our family members) have dark brown hair. Somehow our 6yo DD has blonde hair.
    ashisamom

    Answer by ashisamom at 9:30 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Well, it depends. See, the way genetics works, you both pass down a gene. If your husband has blond hair, which I think I remember is recessive, that would mean he could only pass a blond gene. Depending on whether you have a blond gene (would have to know your parents' genetics to know, and possibly their parents, to see if they could have passed you a blond gene), your child has a 50% chance of being blond. If you don't have a blond gene, there's no chance, as the brown dominant gene would over-ride the recessive gene. That is, if I'm remembering high school biology. I know that's the way it works for eye color, anyway. :)
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 9:30 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • I have dark brown hair dad has black hair... 1st child: medium golden brown 2nd: light brown. My brother has dark brown hair and his wife has light brown. Their 1st child has red and 2nd child has brown.
    hotrodlassie

    Answer by hotrodlassie at 9:31 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • it depends... who has the stronger gens.. it's the same my husband and me, i have really dark hair and he dirty blonde but when he was a kid he was a staight blonde... but my son had light brown hair... so it could be a middle.
    Lynnsae

    Answer by Lynnsae at 9:32 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

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