7 common genetic traits explained and how children inherit them

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Ever wondered how likely it is you’ll have twins? Or whether your child will have red hair or be left-handed? Here are 7 common genetic characteristics explained, to give you an idea of what to expect and help demystify how your child got that one seemingly random trait!

2. Red hair

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Once thought to be a recessive gene, red hair has now defied the odds by becoming quite a strong player on the hair colour front! More dominant now than blonde hair, it still doesn't quite beat black and brown for the top spot.

To have a ginger baby both parents need to carry the red-headed gene, regardless of whether they actually have red hair or not themselves meaning it's possible for two brown haired people to have red-heads. And if two gingers get together? Well that's a 100 percent carrot top baby right there. Luckily they're super cute!

Does your child have any rare or interesting genetic traits?

 

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