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    Quote Originally Posted by scotmum2be View Post
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    Spot on!!
    It's irrelevant if any of your children are redheads as each child has a 1 in 4 chance. Both parents must have the gene before a child can be born with red hair. A child or indeed parent may go on to have red headed children it all depends on whether or not their partner also have the gene.
    Hope that makes sense
    It's only 1:4 if you already have red headed children I would have thought.

    If neither parent carries the red headed gene then you have zippo chance don't you?

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    I always wondered how DD ended up with red hair considering both of us have dark brown hair?

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    I think you can carry the red hair gene even if your hair is not red as it is a recessive gene?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MothersMilk View Post
    I think you can carry the red hair gene even if your hair is not red as it is a recessive gene?
    Yep. My father has brown hair and mum has black but I'm a ranga.
    2 of dad's brothers have red hair.

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    I can't wait to see if my Bub is a redhead too. My hubby is a redhead (bright orange as a kid, quite a bit darker now but still red) and there are a lot of redheads in my mums side of the family too. I'm brunette and it does seem to be dominent in my dads family (and hubbies dads family too) so I guess its a coin flip at the moment. Although if we get a blonde that will be a shock (only my uncle and brother are blondes, and a cousin of DH as well so there might be a small chance of it happening).

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    I'm a brunette, DH is a ginger. Hoping for a ginger but I don't think there are any on my side of the family.

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    Yeah you can definitely carry it, but I didn't think everyone did. The gene is split into three different types i think.

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    dd1 flaming red
    ds1 strawberry when a baby now a deep auburn/brown
    dd2 flaming red
    ds2 he is my blondie

    so 3 out of 4 here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    It's only 1:4 if you already have red headed children I would have thought.

    If neither parent carries the red headed gene then you have zippo chance don't you?

    No and yes.

    If u are both carriers then there is a one in 4 and no chance if none or only 1 is a carrier. All having a red headed child has done is confirm u are both carriers it doesn't alter potential outcomes

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