Totally georgous black baby with amazing blue eyes.

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  • Why Babies Are Born with Blue Eyes

    But I guess it doesn't explain why my eyes are still that colour...

    The one I can't figure out, is when someone gets 2 different eyes, like Jane Seymour...
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    • Profile picture of the author taskemann
      Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

      But I guess it doesn't explain why my eyes are still that colour...
      Maybe you have Scandinavian roots?
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    • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
      Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

      The one I can't figure out, is when someone gets 2 different eyes, like Jane Seymour...
      My son has 2 different color eyes - he has 1 green and 1 blue.

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      • Profile picture of the author bravo75
        Originally Posted by Sheryl Polomka View Post

        My son has 2 different color eyes - he has 1 green and 1 blue.

        Maybe he'll be the next David Bowie.
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        • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
          Originally Posted by bravo75 View Post

          Maybe he'll be the next David Bowie.
          Not quite as obvious as David Bowies - mind you, Davie Bowie's darker eye has a massive pupil while the lighter eye has a small pupil. Makes the different colors stand out even more.
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      • Originally Posted by Sheryl Polomka View Post

        My son has 2 different color eyes - he has 1 green and 1 blue.

        Any idea how that comes about? How often does it happen? Green and Blue would be kinda nice...they look distinctly different. I wonder if they change over time...

        My eyes are considered 'teal' by some, so I guess they are somewhere in the middle...
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        • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
          Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

          Any idea how that comes about? How often does it happen? Green and Blue would be kinda nice...my eyes are considered 'teal' by some, so I guess they are somewhere in the middle...
          No idea how it comes about. My husband has green eyes, as does my older son, so I guess that's where the green comes from. But why he'd have one blue eye, I'm not sure. I believe my Dad has blue eyes so I guess I might carry the gene.

          My eyes are brown, which is supposed to be the most dominant color but I didn't get a brown eye son until my third.
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        • Profile picture of the author seasoned
          Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

          Any idea how that comes about? How often does it happen? Green and Blue would be kinda nice...they look distinctly different. I wonder if they change over time...

          My eyes are considered 'teal' by some, so I guess they are somewhere in the middle...
          Well heredity DOES determine the potential, and sort of the basis for pigmentation, but I guess the EXPRESSION of that is up to chance. SUPPOSEDLY, there are only genes for blue and brown. So, WHO KNOWS? The optometrist DID mention something about brown pigmentation in my eyes, but they aren't brown at all. They started out blue, and now are grey and green(Both eyes are the same color, but the color IN the eyes is different). I guess it happens more frequently than people would suspect!

          QUICK! What famous canadian actor, that most here probably know, has two different colored eyes? A hint? He's in Comedy!



          Give up yet?


          Come on, you can do it!





          Daniel Edward "Dan" Aykroyd, CM (born July 1, 1952) is a Canadian comedian, actor and screenwriter. ... His right eye is green and his left eye is brown

          I bet you never noticed!

          But light colored eyes on a distinctly brown person is odd. With the reasoning behind dark skin, and the way pigmentation works, you wouldn't expect it to happen.

          Steve
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      • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
        Originally Posted by Sheryl Polomka View Post

        My son has 2 different color eyes - he has 1 green and 1 blue.
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        That is very cool. How is your son doing these days?
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        • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
          Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

          That is very cool. How is your son doing these days?
          Oh not a good week to ask that question Hasn't been a good week!
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  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    Maybe their mailman knows why...

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  • I didn't remember how Bowies eyes were...

    That's just freaky...:rolleyes:
    Are those really his normal eyes - or does he wear some kind of contact?
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    They are kinda freaky when they are so extremely different like his - and the pupils make his worse.

    I'm pretty sure they are his real eyes.
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  • Well, I mean the different color eyes are not so odd I guess - But as in Bowie's case where one pupil is radically different in size than the other...I guess I had not noticed that before, except maybe in an Australian Shepard...:confused:

    The iris pigment would affect that, but as in his blue eye, where the pupil is not letting in as much light - the other almost looks like it is over compensating?...are there any optometrical buffs out there? They must have a name for it...you would almost think 20/20 vision would be difficult to maintain. What would cause one pupil to close, and one to open at the same time if it wasn't compensating for something?
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    • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
      Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

      Well, I mean the different color eyes are not so odd I guess - But as in Bowie's case where one pupil is radically different in size than the other...I guess I had not noticed that before, except maybe in an Australian Shepard...:confused:

      The pigment would affect that, but as in his blue eye, where the pupil is not letting in as much light - the other almost looks like it is over compensating?...are there any optometrical buffs out there? They must have a name for it...you would almost think 20/20 vision would be difficult to maintain. What would cause one pupil to close, and one to open at the same time if it wasn't compensating for something?
      That is very strange that his pupils are different sizes. I don't think that would relate to the color at all either. I have brown eyes and huge pupils, my pupils are usually always big to the point that I had to wear glasses when using computers and under flourescent lighting because my large pupils let in too much light which caused headaches.

      My son, with the green and blue eyes, also has big pupils like me, although not so much in the photo above, but generally his pupils are quite large. My other 2 kids have normal size pupils.

      I really have no idea though what causes some people to have larger pupils than others and I certainly have no idea what would cause the pupil to be larger in one eye than the other.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hesaidblissfully
      Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

      Well, I mean the different color eyes are not so odd I guess - But as in Bowie's case where one pupil is radically different in size than the other...I guess I had not noticed that before, except maybe in an Australian Shepard...:confused:

      The iris pigment would affect that, but as in his blue eye, where the pupil is not letting in as much light - the other almost looks like it is over compensating?...are there any optometrical buffs out there? They must have a name for it...you would almost think 20/20 vision would be difficult to maintain. What would cause one pupil to close, and one to open at the same time if it wasn't compensating for something?
      If I recall correctly, young Bowie got into a fight with a schoolmate (over a girl, I believe) and during the fight, his eye was injured. The muscle that normally causes the pupil to contract was permanently damaged, causing his pupil to become permanently dilated. At least that's the story I remember hearing.

      The condition of having two different colored eyes is heterochromia.

      Heterochromia iridum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    As far as this baby he is a gorgeous future heart-breaker.

    I have seen a number of black people with green or blue eyes. They are striking.

    You would be surprised how many black people have Irish or English genes from the 'slavemasters' that raped or molested their grandmothers. So it is really not that strange that some have light eyes. (not to mention all of the 'inter-racial' children (half black, half white) nowadays. I think it is a beautiful contrast.

    As well there are many Latin countries where the people look 'black' (and are) and they also carry the Castillian Spanish gene - they were blue-eyed blondes (hence the bit with 'blondes have more fun') as the Castillians were the aristocracy and of course in a country full of brown-eyed brunettes the blue-eyed blondes would stand out considerably (and thus have more fun).

    I have a blue-eyed grandfather and uncles and my son's father has a whole family of blue-eyed blonde Irish people -- but he got my brown eyes - so I guess it may be true that the brown is dominant.

    I know I get called domineering alot - is that why? LOL.

    My second husband was half French and half Apache Indian - another blue-eyed blonde. They say Cochise had blue eyes - wonder how that happened?
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by Patrician View Post

      I have a blue-eyed grandfather and uncles and my son's father has a whole family of blue-eyed blonde Irish people -- but he got my brown eyes - so I guess it may be true that the brown is dominant.
      Yeah, all things being equal, if you have two sets of brown eye genes, every one of your kids will have brown eyes.

      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author adamspestcontrol
    Wait, David Bowie has that? And Sheryl, your son's eyes are pretty too. I wish I had the same gorgeous eyes like you all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    Steve what are you saying?

    What I said was my son has a blue eyed father and a brown eyed mother (me) and I have blue eyes in my family.

    He has brown eyes though.

    So what does this have to do with having two sets of brown eye genes?
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by Patrician View Post

      Steve what are you saying?

      What I said was my son has a blue eyed father and a brown eyed mother (me) and I have blue eyes in my family.

      He has brown eyes though.

      So what does this have to do with having two sets of brown eye genes?
      Well, having brown eyes, if two sets were brown, all your kids would have brown eyes. It's a dominant trait. If you had one set, perhaps 50% of your kids would have brown eyes.

      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author DianaHeuser
    I have one eye that is blue and the other that is half blue and brown. It's a genetic thing that comes from my dad's side of the family. My grandmother's first cousin had eyes identical to mine.

    It's so much fun when people are talking to you and then they stop, lean forward and stare

    Di
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by DianaHeuser View Post

      I have one eye that is blue and the other that is half blue and brown. It's a genetic thing that comes from my dad's side of the family. My grandmother's first cousin had eyes identical to mine.

      It's so much fun when people are talking to you and then they stop, lean forward and stare

      Di
      WOW! In the US, they now have a topical drug for growing eyelashes(latisse). One side effect is that, if it gets in the eyes, it can leave PERMANENT brown patches in the iris!

      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author LeeLee
    My husband's hometown in Egypt had several Crusades march through a thousand years ago. Many of the people have green or blue eyes including one of my brothers in law. The area is famed for some of the most beautiful women in the country.

    I have green eyes. My mother has blue and my father has gold. But both my grandmothers had green. So my mom and dad each carried a green gene which resulted in my eye color.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Originally Posted by precious007 View Post

    There's lots of black people with blue eyes, this isn't anything spectacular.
    There's always got to be one negative person in every thread!!!! :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author ActA
    am I the only one finding the blue creepy ? :|
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  • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
    To me he looks more like a tan or a brown baby than a black baby. Maybe I need to adjust my monitor gamma.
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  • Profile picture of the author TLTheLiberator
    Originally Posted by precious007 View Post

    There's lots of black people with blue eyes, this isn't anything spectacular.

    I'm black from America and I've never ever seen one and I've seen a lot of black people.


    Are they in other countries??


    Cause they ain't here.



    All The Best!!

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