Genetics? Two of my characters are having alot of children, is it possible to have children with three different hair colors who are all related to the same two parents?
Anonymous

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

Short answer: Yes!

Longer answer: That depends upon what hair colors we’re talking about, and what kind of genetic background the parents have. For example, because red hair is a recessive trait, two red-haired parents will only have red haired children. A set of parents who are heterozygous for black and red hair, and brown and red hair, respectively, could have children with black, brown, or red hair. Additionally, there are factors like how early individuals in the family start to go gray- which isn’t exactly a different color, but would make a young person look different from their siblings. There are also traits like albinism and forms of partial albinism that can affect hair color. So, really, there can be a decent amount of variation in a family group. (They will still look like each other, though!) Do some reasearch, see what’s plausible. 

Further reading: 

Human hair color

The Tech: Hair color

Myths of Human Genetics

Good luck!
-Evvy

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(via annekewrites)

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