From high school biology I remember that blue eyes is recessive and brown eyes is dominant. I have blue eyes… so I have two recessive blue eye genes… should I have children, that’s all I can pass on. If my wife had brown eyes then I’d know that our children would likely have brown eyes but possibly blue. My education was useful up to the point I married a green-eyed lady (who here is old enough to remember Sugarloaf? Raise your hand… but don’t pull anything, please).
The other day while discussing genetics and eugenics with Imran my curiosity got the better of my and I did a search for an eye color calculator. My search turned up a very nice page which happens to be hosted by our local Tech Museum. My question has finally been answered: 66% chance for green eyes, 33% chance for blue. Want to know your chances? Make sure you know your parents’ eye color, your mate’s parents’ eye color, your mate’s eye color and your eye color then go to the Tech’s eye color calculator. Note, if you can’t remember your own eye color you’re in trouble… if you can’t remember your mate’s eye color you’re in really big trouble.
Now I now the odds for eye color… if I could just find out if they’ll inherit her good looks or my idiocy.