Hope this helps your curiosity.
Jess (22), Chris (22) and Kaden (22 mnths)
The thing I found was that people always asked me where the red hair came from and made milkman comments. Was funny for a bit but got on my nerves after a while.
Now every time we go to the shops, somoeone stops us to comment about the beautiful colour of her hair, as it's turned a deeper reddish brown now, but is still definitely red, just not a carrot red unless she's in full sun.
I was shocked at the colour initially and wanted it to turn blonde, but now I love it and it really suits her. It's more the pale skin that goes with the hair that is a concern to me. We are a real outdoors family and spend a lot of time in the water or boat, so we have to be so careful and make sure we keep her covered up or plastered with suncream. She is also now is in the habit of putting on her hat before going outside.
I just hope she doesn't get teased at school, as kids always seem to go for the child that's different.
Paula - mum to Tiffany Sept 05, #2 due 11/4/08
My DH has dark brown hair and I have red hair. We have 3 children - all of whom are blonde! My sister's DH also has brown hair and they have a daughter with black hair!
So I'm quite confused...can you tell? lol
DS 14, DD 9, DD 2
I seem to remember high school Biology telling me that if both parents carry the recessive gene for red hair, then there is a possibility that the baby will have it.
So all of us lucky enough to have red heads, it comes from our family....It's genetics, not a 'throw back'.
My DH has dair brown (nearly black) hair but does has a bit of red highlights in the sun. I have a mid brown but my kids- DD is identical to my DH and my DS, well he has a dark red (almost auburn indoors but is like a firelighter in the sun LMAO)
My MIL has the same but DH is her first born and my SIL is auburn.
I do have red haired ancestors in my side but a different red (they are all light red) IYKWIM
I love his hair but do get sick of being asked where it comes from....
Jo, DD 7yrs dance addict; little man 13 months
AKA- 2_little_monkeys or 2 little angels
My partner and i were also born white blond (and were until teenage years) and have since turned brown and very light brown.
our first daughter was born with red hair and we could not believe it,
our second daughter has quite dark brown hair and
our new bubs has blond hair.
i would never have guessed i would have 3 children with completely differnt hair colours, i thought they would have all been blond.
Freaked2002, 3 girls 07/03 09/05 & 06/07