8. Blue eyed redheads are super rare. Blue eyes and red hair forms the rarest combo on earth. Most (natural) redheads will have brown eyes, followed by hazel or green shades.
What is the rarest shade of ginger hair?
What is the rarest shade of red hair? Natural red is the rarest hair color on the planet, with just 1 to 3% of the population having it.
Are Gingers the rarest?
Red hair is associated with the gene MC1R, a recessive and somewhat rare gene that occurs in only about 2 percent of the worlds population, according to the National Institutes of Health. Rarest of all are redheads with blue eyes.
What is unique about redheads?
Redheads have genes to thank for their tresses. Research shows red hair usually results from a mutation in a gene called MC1R, which codes for the melanocortin-1 receptor. Redheads are fabulously unique and amazing. Rock it like a Redhead!
Why is ginger so rare?
The gene that produces red hair is recessive, which is why its so rare. But people can carry and pass on the redhead gene without actually being redheads themselves. Two non ginger parents who both carry the recessive gene have a one in four chance of having a red haired child.
How can you tell if a baby will be ginger?
In order to be a redhead, a baby needs two copies of the red hair gene (a mutation of the MC1R gene) because it is recessive. This means if neither parent is ginger, they both need to carry the gene and pass it on — and even then they will have just a 25% chance of the child turning out to be a redhead.