It’s not easy being green (at least in terms of eye color)

Poking around the Internet earlier, I saw a mention of eye color, which got me thinking: What color eyes will Chester Justin Jr. Wallace my pending son have?

Sarah and I have run the formula found here. With my green eyes, Sarah’s blue and the combination of parent and sibling eye color, it turns out that our son has a 50-50 chance at having green eyes like mine. The remaining 50 percent chance is for blue.

Green eyes are rare, with only 1 percent to 2 percent of the population having them according to Wikipedia. I think it’d be pretty cool to have a son with green eyes, but really either choice is fine by me. At least we’re keeping the “fair” eye gene pool going, eh?

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6 thoughts on “It’s not easy being green (at least in terms of eye color)

  1. I think it’s really interesting that all babies are born with blue eyes and babies eyes can continue to change colors until they’re six months old. My mom was convinced that I had purple eyes as a baby.

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