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Will my child have red hair?

My husband has red hair and quite a few people in his family do as well. I have a first cousin who has red hair as well.... Will my child have red hair? (Im a dark brunette)

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Asked by familynsni at 4:14 PM on Mar. 6, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It's possible if you are dominate RR or recessive Rr. If you are recessive then there should be a quarter chance your child could have red hair.

    Answer by at 4:16 PM on Mar. 6, 2011

  • It could. My sister and her ex husband both have dark brown hair. Red hair does exist in both families but it's not dominant in either family. In our family only our grandfather and one cousin have red hair, while his family was similar. BOTH of their children have red hair. The odds were against both of them, but it happened.

    Answer by layh41407 at 4:17 PM on Mar. 6, 2011

  • Maybe, maybe not. I have very red hair, my husband has light brown, our children have brown hair. The oldest has very dark brown hair. The middle child has one half blond, one half brown. The youngest has light brown.

    My sister has brownish red, more brown then red is married to a man with brown hair, they have three kids with very red hair and one tow head, very light blond.

    It is a total mixup and can't predict.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 4:19 PM on Mar. 6, 2011

  • It's good possibility. My sister has medium brown hair and her DH is a redhead (like Opie Taylor red) and their oldest son is the only one with red hair (and again Opie Taylor red). The younger two have dark blonde hair. You just never know.

    Answer by mommy_jules at 4:30 PM on Mar. 6, 2011

  • It all depends. I have brown hair blue eyes and I am white, there father has dark brown hair, brown eyes and he is black. Our oldest DD has curly blonde hair with ice blue eyes, and our youngest dd has light brown hair (prob. going to be straight) with dark blue eyes.

    Answer by knicole0708 at 4:31 PM on Mar. 6, 2011

  • Maybe. I wanted a redhead so bad - and my 5th finally is! I don't have red hair, nor does my husband, but it runs in our families.

    Answer by missanc at 4:49 PM on Mar. 6, 2011

  • Maybe so. either way im sure he or she will be cute

    Answer by BUTTERFLY463 at 10:55 PM on Mar. 6, 2011

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