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What is the most common eye color for redheads?

Last Updated: 13th January, 2020

Blue eyes and red hair forms the rarestcombo on earth. Most (natural) redheads will have browneyes, followed by hazel or green shades.

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Furthermore, what eye color is common with red hair?

Red hair occurs naturally in one to two percentof the human population, while just 17 percent of the world'spopulation has blue eyes. The majority of redheads havebrown, hazel, or green eyes.

Also, how rare is red hair and brown eyes? Red hair is associated with the gene MC1R, arecessive and somewhat rare gene that occurs in only about 2percent of the world's population, according to the NationalInstitutes of Health. Rarest of all are redheads with blueeyes. The majority have brown eyes or hazel or greenshades.

Similarly one may ask, what is the rarest eye color?


Is GREY a rare eye Colour?

Grey. Grey eyes are a curious case, andextremely rare. Grey eyes are similar to blue in thatthey contain no melanin, but they do contain excess collagendeposits in the stroma that interfere with Tyndall scattering,blocking the appearance of blue hues. (That's the current theoryanyway).

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