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If both parents have brown eyes and my brother has the same brown eyes were did i get my green eyes ? And how?

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I've asked questions about my eye color several times and they don't know maybe in a gene from relatives in past. Most all of them have brown also.I have an aunt w/ blue eyes but she's a half sister to my mother
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Brown eyes are dominant genes. This means that, even though your parents' eyes are both brown, they may carry a recessive gene that is green or blue eyes. So, someone in their family passed them a green eyes gene, which did not show up in them because they also got a brown eyed gene, which is dominant.

However! If both your parents had blue eyes, they could not have a brown eyed child, because blue eyed genes are recessive. Having blue eyes means that both the genes you have for eyes are blue. If you had one blue and one brown gene, your eyes would be brown.

Apparently, your parents each have a recessive gene for green eyes and you got that from each of them. Remember, two brown eyed people can make a blue or green eyed baby, but two blue eyed people cannot make a brown eyed baby.

(except in the case of a mutation of a gene)

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So-called "green" eyes in humans are not really green, as they do not contain chlorophyll.

(I'm assuming, of course, that you are a human being.....)

http://icar1.homestead.com/Contactee-Blood-types.html

Instead, they are a combination of brown and blue which appears greenish under certain light conditions. Green eyes can also be described as hazel, amber, changeable, etc. Green eyes are known to be especially prevalent in parts of the world where the population has historically been racially mixed.

Since you do know that you have at least one relative with blue eyes, that is enough to establish that those genes are present in your family and inheriting a small number of genes for blue eyes and a larger number of genes for brown it is perfectly plausible that you are still your parents' child, and you don't have to start casting odd looks at the milkman or searching your mother's mail for an update from the sperm bank.

Now if you notice a strange silver object hovering over the house nights, and you feel a strong attraction to go out at 3 a.m. in your bare feet - then maybe you better start to worry.

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You have two genes that code for eye color, one from each of your parents. Likewise, your parents have two genes that code for their eye color. The gene that codes for brown eyes is a dominant gene, while the gene for blue eyes is recessive. That means you only need one brown eye gene to have brown eyes, because that one brown gene "dominates," or suppresses the other gene. In order to have blue eyes you need to have both of your genes code for blue eyes. When you look at a person with blue eyes, you can say for sure that they have two blue-eye genes. But looking at a brown eyed person, all we can say is that they have 1 brown eye gene. Both of your parents have a different gene hiding behind their brown eye gene.

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If you were to say you had brown eyes. While both your parents had blue eyes, now that would be a hard to answer question. Brown eyes, are a dominant gene, green is a recessive gene. A recessive gene can hide behind a dominant gene, and skip a generation. Just like a famous Royal couple, one blond, one dark, and they have a red haired baby. Brown eyes cant skip a generation, because brown is always dominant. The gene for brown eyes, cant hide behind the recessive gene for green eyes.

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Green, hazel and blue eyes are all recessive compared to the dominant brown. There are four genes involved, but if there is a single gene with brown in the child, the irises will be brown. The other colors can be genetically present but not expressed. So your parents each had a recessive gene for green. Congratulations.

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Well I have 3 boys- one w/blue. One w/green their father had bright blue eyes - an I. W/green. On top of that another son w/hazel

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Yeah my eyes are bright green and I have small brown marking in my left eye it very light brown

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