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so what do you think, whether by experience or just a guess?

I am hispanic with brown eyes and so is 100% of my familia :) My hubby is as white can be with blue blue eyes and a variation of brown and green throughout his family. My familia guesses our baby - soon to be born- will have blue eyes but im pretty sure its a recessive gene in most cases especially in this one. We dont care but growing more curious as the due date approaches :) what do you think? are you a mixed couple and your baby came out with the most unlikely traits? wanna hear what you all have to say

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DaniaClayton

Asked by DaniaClayton at 2:45 PM on Jan. 16, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • It's more likely that your baby will have brown eyes, for the reasons you mentioned. However, it's possible, if someone else down your family line had babies with a blue-eyed man, that you could have that recessive gene to pass on to your kid(s). Not likely, but possible. :)
    DragonRiderMD

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 2:47 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • I am going to say that your child will have brown eyes, as brown eyes are a dominant trait. Then again, your child can have blue, green or hazel eyes. You have quite a mixture of eye colors to play with.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 2:47 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • my family all has blue or green eyes...noone we know in our family has brown eyes..
    then my brother married a girl with brown eyes (her whole family has brown eyes)..we thought for sure their child would have brown eyes, because ofthe whole brown eyes are dominant thing or soething like that..lol..but nope...their child has blue eyes!!
    alexis_06

    Answer by alexis_06 at 2:48 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • I'm sicilian with dark features
    My husband is cherokee with red/dark features
    We have a blonde haired green eyed son.
    Go figure.
    Sometimes recessive genes show up.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 2:48 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • Blue is always recessive. However it's possible that your baby could be born with green eyes or brown eyes. You never know though, eye colour isn't actually that clear, even genetics wise. It's amazing what can happen. I know a couple, the dad is from India and the mother from England round here and ALL their children had blue eyes. Genetics are amazing and throw out such random combinations that you can never be certain!
    leah_rai

    Answer by leah_rai at 2:48 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • My hubby is Hispanic and very dark eyes, I am blonde and blue, green. Our dd has hazel eyes. Who can ever guess these things!
    Noosa

    Answer by Noosa at 2:49 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • I've learned not to guess in these situations. when my daughter was born, she looked nothing like her father or myself. For years people would ask me is she was mixed with asian or hispanic. When I said niether they would give me funny looks. Her dad and I are both black. I am brown-skinned and her dad is as dark as they come.lol
    kenswife612

    Answer by kenswife612 at 2:52 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • Could go either way lol, but my guess would be brown eyes. I'm hispanic too and my fiance is black, our son came out as a pretty nice and equal blend of the both of us :)
    Raccoon

    Answer by Raccoon at 2:55 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • My hubby has very dark hair, eyes and skin tone, and I'm pretty much the opposite, super pale, blue/grey/green eyes, dark blond hair. Both of my kids have bright blue eyes, my son has blond hair, my dd has brown. Who knows, but im sure whatever features your little one will have, will be beautiful!
    BabyBugsmama

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 3:23 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • Brown eyes are really very dominant, and will usually take over in the genetic pool.
    older

    Answer by older at 4:45 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

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