can 2 blue eyed people make a brown eyed baby?

17/12/2008 at 15:25
HI ive always been told that two blue eyed ppl cant make a brown eyed baby and two brown eyed people cant make a blue eyed baby, but obv a brown eyed and a blue eyed can make either. Is this true?? My ex's son who is 15 has got brown eyes, i noticed it when we first got together, yet my ex and his ex-wife are both blue eyed. their daughter is blue eyed too? No one in her family has brown eyes, and in my ex's family his mother has brown eyes? Can anyone shed any light on this? Also his son had like a tan to his skin??
17/12/2008 at 15:32
OK I did genetics in biology lol.
Brown eyes are dominant, blue eyes are recessive (so less common). You have 2 genes for your eyes, one from each parent, at random.

BR - brown eyes gene. BL - blue eyed gene.

If you have one of each gene then you will have brown eyes as brown eyes are dominant.
If you have 2 BR genes then you will have brown eyes.
If you have 2 BL genes you will have blue eyes.

2 brown eyed parents can have a blue eyed child as they might both have one of each gene and BOTH pass the blue gene to the child.

But 2 blue eyed parents can not have a brown eyed child.

OH parents have blue eyes both and all their 4 kids do too.
17/12/2008 at 15:33
my mum and dad both really peircing blue and light hair and brother has dark brown eyes and dark brown hair.

17/12/2008 at 15:33
theory has been disproved lol. but thats what I learnt at school!!!
17/12/2008 at 15:34
Hi sara. My little boy has got blue eyes while me and oh have both got brown eyes, we were positive when i was pregnant that we would have a brown eyed baby but they're bright blue which i find odd!x
17/12/2008 at 15:34
my daughter has a mongolian blue spot (birth mark) and this is from asian desent both me and my ex are white british with no known heritidge from other ethnic groups.
i think this will help with what you are looking at for eye colour tho
17/12/2008 at 15:44
hi thanks i just l;ooked on there, my exs mum is the only one with brown eyes everyone else has blue, according to that test its not possible unless her parents had brown eyes which they dont. i dunno. not gonna say owt cos think he knows deep down xx
17/12/2008 at 15:54
I found this which works out the possibility of each eye colour. It's not as simple as just the colour of your parents eyes, it depends on the colour of their parents eyes as well, it's quite interesting, looks like both of my two are probably going to keep their blue eyes!
Silver member
17/12/2008 at 16:09
Yes it is possible!

One of my old friends at school was asian and he came out with blue eyes!! His dad was furious and they had paternity tests done and sure enough he was the dad.. both parents obviously been asian both had dark brown eyes.

It defo is possible xx xx
17/12/2008 at 16:43
I thought my lo would have brown eyes as I learnt yoou get brown when one of the parents have brown. Ihave blue and oh has brown but my lo has bright blue eyes just like me! I thought they would change to brown but never have and she is nearly 8months now. I think its one of those natural things that can happen.
17/12/2008 at 16:51
I have brown eyes, my hubby has green eyes. And our daughter has green eyes. But everyone keeps saying they will turn brown. But she looks sooo cute with her green eyes. I really hope they stay green. Fingers crossed.
17/12/2008 at 17:20
My bil has brown eyes and my sis has bright blue eyes. My niece has brown eyes and dark hair and my nephew has blue eyes and is blonde! My niece also has an olive type skin - neither parents do.

I also have a friend who is blonde and blue eyed, she has two brothers, one is ginger with blue eyes and the other is dark hair and brown eyes. Both parents have blue eyes, her mum is brunette and dad is ginger. All the siblings look alike, just different colourings!

As far as I was aware - genes can be a kick back from later generations. I read a story in a magazine once about twins, one was white and the other was black and both parents were white. They traced back family trees and found in his side a black relative a good few generations back and it had passed the gene through.

Stranger things have happened!!
Silver member
17/12/2008 at 17:24
My OH has blue eyes, my sil has green eyes & my other sil has brown eyes. My mil has greeney blue eyes & my fil has blue eyes same as OH.

A right mixture!!
17/12/2008 at 17:38
yep.we are both brown eyed,lo has most beautifull blue!
17/12/2008 at 19:47
OK me and first hubby had blue eyes and all 3 babies had blue eyes. My second hubby has hazel eyes and our son has followed him to have hazel eyes. I think there are so many kick backs in families that babies can have any colour eyes nowadays!!!
17/12/2008 at 19:50
My parents have dark brown eyes and i have green eyes and my older brother has hazel. I was hoping lo would have green eyes but they hers are really dark but loos soo cute anyway.
18/12/2008 at 05:06
we both have very dark brown eyes and chloe was born with blue eyes that are gradually changing to brown. my mu said apparently my eye's were almost black at birth they were sooo brown. my mum has blue and dad brown i think. i hope chloe's do go as brown as mine and hubby's cos i think they are my best feature and she has my eyelashes too!

lara xx
19/12/2008 at 11:25
Me and oh have brown eyes and dark hair but Ashton is blonde with blue eyes! Imyias hair is darker but eyes are blue at the moment.
17/05/2012 at 18:28

My Mother and Father have dark brown eyes I have four Brothers three have brown eyes and the other like me have Blue eyes I thought that if both parents have brown eyes they can have both brown and blue, but if the parents both have blue eyes they can't have a blue eyed child. 

18/05/2012 at 12:17

you can both have brown eyes and have babies with blue as brown is the dominant gene so if you have brown eyes your eye genes can be brown brown or brown blue, so if two people have brown eyes and are both brown/blue with their genes they'll only pass one to the baby so if they pass the blue form each then their baby will be blue eyed.  To have blue eyes your genes are blue/blue.  It is very rare, more down to genetic 'abnormailty' like the woman who was white with a white husband and had twins one black(is that politically correct?) and one white, but it can happen that two blues can have a brown eyed but in majority if your baby has brown eyes and you both have blue alarm bells could be going off - my ohs uncle recently found out that his adult daughter was not his own and only through talking about how they looked it eye colour came up, he and wife blue, daughter brown!