Hair Color

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March 6, 2014: I have been wondering this for a while since I've seen it pop up on various websites and forums…will red hair eventually go extinct? I honestly don't believe it will because it is recessive from what I know, and recessive genes don't up and disappear.
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November 27, 2012: My grandma on my dad’s side had red hair and so does my wife.  What are our chances of having a redhead?
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November 14, 2012: I am pregnant and I was curious on the probability that our son will have red hair. My husband has bright red hair, and so did his mom. My grandmother, father and all my aunts and great grandmother had fire red hair while young. I have brownish-red hair. I would just like to know what our odds are.
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June 26, 2012: Do all blonde people share the same blonde ancestor?
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March 17, 2011: Is it possible to end up with red hair by getting the red hair gene from just one parent? If so, how common is it?
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April 20, 2010: Being a redhead, I thoroughly object to the categorization of our MC1R protein as "not working," as though we are mistakes. We are special, thank you very much. What makes brown right and red a mistake? Maybe this protein is wrong most of the time, and every once in a while it doesn't screw up.
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December 19, 2007: I am a mother of two boys, 3 years and 8 months. My husband has dark brown hair and brown eyes and I have light brown hair and blue eyes and both our boys have red hair. We can trace red hair back two generations, but it skipped our parents and us. How does this happen?
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September 6, 2007: I am blue-eyed, red-haired, fair-skinned and freckled. I am marrying a brown-eyed, black-haired, brown-skinned Indian man. My friend was joking that I would have a kid with dark skin, blue eyes, red hair and freckles. After thinking about it though, I wonder, what will the skin of my children look like? I am guessing brown, but what about the freckles? I have read that they are a dominant trait. What are the odds of freckles coming through?
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May 18, 2007: Why is the combination of red hair and brown eyes so rare?
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September 8, 2006: My husband has bright orangey red hair with thick tight curls. I have stick straight Auburn hair (although as a child it went from a light strawberry blonde to a flaming red orange, slowly darkening to my auburn colour). I've heard that 2 redheads can only have redheaded children. So far, seems true - although all are different. Our first has soft curls, bright orange. Our second has straight, auburn. Our third really straight, light strawberry blonde. If we have more will they be redheads too? Why the variations in shades? Is it true 2 redheads can only have redheads?
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