If one parent is a natural redhead, and the other carries the gene, that gives them a 50% chance of their child being ginger. However, if the other parent has no ginger genes, the probability of a ginger baby falls to 0%.
Does everyone carry the ginger gene?
Previous studies have shown that people with ginger hair inherit two versions of the MC1R gene, one from each of their biological parents. However, not everyone who carries two versions of the MC1R gene will automatically become a redhead.
Will 2 redheads have a redheaded baby?
For a recessive trait to be expressed the individual must be pure breeding, hence two red heads can not produce any other colour in a child. If red hair is dominant, the chances are one in four that a child will NOT be a red head if mum and dad are both ginger nuts.
Which country has the most gingers?
Ireland has the highest number of red-haired people per capita in the world with the percentage of those with red hair at around 10%. Great Britain also has a high percentage of people with red hair.
What is the rarest type of red hair?
Yes, auburn or red hair can be natural. Red hair is in fashion these days. Natural red hair is the rarest hair color in the world. A mere one to two percent of people are born with auburn hair.
What is auburn hair?
|Hair color||Type and quantity of melanin pigment|
|Red||Abundant pheomelanin with scarce eumelanin|