My fiancé and I are both full Mexicans(not mixed) and we had a baby. Who was surprisingly was born with red hair. How was that possible?

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  • 2 weeks ago

    It's not his baby.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    2 weeks ago

    It appears that generations ago, there was a red head in the family.

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    The gene for red hair is recessive, so a person needs two copies of that gene for it to show up or be expressed. That means even if both parents have the gene they may not have red hair but their offspring may!

  • Anonymous
    2 weeks ago

    Has the mailman got red hair?

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  • 2 weeks ago

    Mexican is a nationality, not a race. Virtually anyone from Central or South American has a combination of genetic ancestry that will include Native American (Mayan, Incan, Aztec, etc.), Spanish, Portuguese, other European, Caribbean, and African.  

    Red hair is a recessive trait. That means that a person will only have red hair if both parents contribute that gene to the child.  People carry recessive genes for hair & eye color as well as various decease.  You and your fiancé got a red hair gene from one of your parents, and that parent got it from one of there's and so on back generations. 

    This is just like two brown-eyed parents having a child with blue or green eyes. 

  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 weeks ago

    How are we going to know when you the parents dont? 

  • helene
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    "Mexican" is not a race.

  • Jill
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    If you are sure your fiance is the father then obviously one of you carries the gene for red hair - not impossible. 1-3% of Spanish people have red hair. 

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