I am completely obsessed with genetics. I find the manner in which dominant and recessive genes combine to form a phenotype (i.e. the trait that displays) positively fascinating. I write about predicting babies’ features a lot on this blog because: 1) I think it’s so damn interesting and 2) You can actually predict what your future child may look like with just a few inputs.
I created the chart below to help you predict what eye color your baby may have. It’s a very simple eye color predictor, as it only takes into account the eye color of the parents:
If you know the eye color of the grandparents (as I’m guessing most of you do), you should check out TheTech’s baby eye color predictor. The more info you can provide it, the more accurate your eye color predictions will be.
Did You Know…?
- Brown is the most common eye color across the world. It is also the most common eye color in the U.S. today.
- In 1900, blue was the most common eye color in the U.S., with approx. 58% percent of people having blue eyes.
- Most babies are born with blue eyes, regardless of the color they will ultimately be. Children’s eye color may change during their first few years. Usually, by the third birthday, a child’s eyes will take on their permanent color.
- Your eyes don’t grow. Their size at birth is the size they will always be.
- Having two different colored eyes (e.g. one brown, one green) is extremely rare but does occur. This condition is called heterochromia.