My mother and father have black hair and I am redhead. What hair color would my child have?

Answer

Your child would likely display the phenotype of the dark hair since dark hair is a dominant trait. It is possible that your child would have red highlights if your partner also carries a mutation on the MC1R gene, but the dark hair will likely mask the red phenotype, even if the mutation(s) are present.

Updated on March 26, 2018

Original Article:

Redheads: The Genetics of Hair Color
By Leah Lefler

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