7 myths busted about your redheaded child

Redheaded toddler with sunglasses

Too often, parents of carrot-topped offspring are called in to defend their ‘redheaded’ behaviour. But no more!

Here’s everything you really need to know about those blessed with the ginger gene:

1. Redheads are becoming extinct

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This popular factoid gets plenty of airtime due to the fact that the redhead gene is recessive but there’s plenty of solid maths to disprove it – in fact, the redhead gene can be carried for generations and then pop up again when it finds its recessive mate. Sure, only 2-4% of the world’s population are truly redheads, but unless every single one of them fails to have children, redheadness will persist!

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