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Do you have red hair? Do you know someone hit with the ginger stick? Tell us your story.

(, Thu 25 Feb 2010, 12:54)
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My mum is naturally ginger...
...and my dad has black/dark brown hair.

My hair is as blond as heaven.
(, Tue 2 Mar 2010, 11:44, closed)
What
colour hair does your postman have?
(, Tue 2 Mar 2010, 11:55, closed)
If
you describe heaven as being blonde coloured, what colour is hell....i am assuming ginger right?
(, Tue 2 Mar 2010, 12:06, closed)
Yes
That would explain the satanic nature of my mother.
(, Tue 2 Mar 2010, 13:04, closed)
You are adopted.
AICMFP
(, Tue 2 Mar 2010, 12:18, closed)
So your story, is in essence 'my hair is not the same as someone I'm related to'?

(, Tue 2 Mar 2010, 15:02, closed)
No wai!

(, Tue 2 Mar 2010, 15:15, closed)
What colour is NULL?
Does that mean you have black hair or your hair is imaginary, or just the colour of your hair is imaginary, or just the blondness of your hair is imaginary?
(, Tue 2 Mar 2010, 17:46, closed)
Would it lessen the injudicious confusion
if I just said I was blond?
(, Tue 2 Mar 2010, 18:02, closed)
Makes perfect sense
Your mother has two "ginger" hair-colour genes.
Your father has one "dark" and one "blond" hair-colour gene.

Your mother passed on a ginger gene to you (of course - there was no other choice)
Your father passed on his blond gene to you. There was a 50/50 chance.
You therefore have one blond, and one ginger hair-colour gene.

Your mother is ginger because two ginger genes = ginger hair.
Your father is dark-haired because a dark gene overrides a blond gene.
You are blond, because a blond gene overrides a ginger gene.

That means that - although you are blond yourself - you are a "carrier" of the ginger gene. If you had a child with a ginger lady, there'd be a 50% chance of it being ginger. If you had a child with a blonde or dark-haired lady, then there would be either a 25% chance of it being ginger, or a zero percent chance - depending on whether she was also a ginger carrier.
(, Tue 2 Mar 2010, 19:03, closed)

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