Can brown haired parents with blue eyes have a blonde haired child with brown eyes?


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Both these traits are polygenic, meaning many genes contribute to the trait. We once thought that these traits were simple recessives, but the phenotypes coming from these matings made no sense that way, so we looked closer and, though rare, these traits can emerge from the above parental match.

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There may be a chance but my mom had strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes. My dad had brown hair and brown eyes, and none of us kids came out with brown eyes...My sister was born with black hair and navy blue eyes, and I was born with light blond hair with metallic blue eyes.

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