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Baby Eye Color Calculator

Father' Eye Color
Mother's Eye Color

Likelihood of Your Baby's Eye Color

Heterozygous ( More Likely )

Homozygous ( Less Likely )


 baby eye color predictor

If you have just had a child or are expecting one, you probably would have asked your doctor or have at least wondered about what color your child’s eyes would be? With your partner husband having brown eyes and you being a blue-eyed girl, whose eyes will your baby inherit?

Well, you don’t have to wonder about it anymore. Our baby eye color calculator will give you a glimpse at what color eyes will be soon gazing at you. Try it out below!

Q. What Is Baby Eye Color Calculator?

A baby eye color calculator is an online calculator that can help parents predict the eye color of their children. It tells the likelihood of the baby’s eye color on the basis of the color of the parents’ eyes.

Q. What Determines Eye Color?

  • Homozygous And Heterozygous:

  • Human beings have two copies of every gene. One is inherited from the mother, and the other from the father. Homozygous means that two copies match or are dominant (denoted by two capital letters such BB) and heterozygous means that the two copies of the gene differ or recessive (denoted by two small letters, bb).

  • Dominant Eye Color:

  • Brown and green are dominant eye colors. There is 75 to 95% chance of the baby getting brown or green eyes if both the parents have same colored eyes.

  • Recessive Eye Color:

  • Blue is a recessive eye color. It’s highly unlikely for a baby to have blue eyes if both the parents have brown eyes.

    1. Genotype:

    2. The genotype is the gene combination for a given trait, which, in this case, is the eye color. The mother and father’s genotype will determine the eye color of the children.

    3. Phenotype:

    4. The phenotype is the physical appearance of the genotype, which in this case is the eye color.

Q. How Does Baby Eye Color Predictor Work?

You have to start by selecting the color of your husband’s eyes from the provided colors - blue, brown, green and hazel. Then select your color.

Baby Eye Color Chart:

Heterozygous (More likely)

Father

Brown

Blue

Green

Hazel

Mother

Brown

75% brown

50/50

50/50

50/50

Blue

50/50

99% blue

50/50

50/50

Green

50/50

50/50

99% green

50/50

Hazel

50/50

50/50

50/50

99% hazel

Homogenous Inheritance (Less Likely)

Father

Brown

Blue

Green

Hazel

Mother

Brown

99% brown

99% brown

99% brown

99% brown

Blue

99% brown

99% blue

50/50

50/50

Green

99% brown

50/50

99% green

50/50

Hazel

99% brown

50/50

50/50

99% hazel

Q. How to Interpret Baby Eye Color Chart?

If both the parents have blue eyes, there are 99% chances that the baby will have blue eyes.

If both the parents have brown eyes, there are 75% chances that the baby will have brown eyes.

If both the parents have green eyes, there are 99% chances that the baby will also have green eyes.

If both the parents have hazel eyes, there are 99% chances that the baby will also have hazel eyes.

The hazel eyes are still a mystery. The baby eye color calculator cannot accurately predict the likelihood of your child having hazel eyes, as this eye color is often a mixture of brown, green and amber hues.

Personality Traits of Each Eye Color

Green:

There is something mysterious and enigmatic about people with green eyes. They have an incredible zest and zeal for life.

Brown:

Brown is the most common eye color in the world. People with brown eyes are very confident, attractive and positive.

Blue:

Blue is the most desired eye color in the world. People with blue eyes can go an extra mile just to make sure that everyone is happy with them.

Hazel:

Elegant is the first word that people associate with hazel eyes. People with hazel eyes are fun loving, spontaneous and always up for adventure.

Q. How Accurate Are These Baby Eye Calculators?

Baby eye calculators are not entirely accurate as genes contribute to the eye color. Also, they do not explain hazel and other shades of brown. So we’d suggest you not to depend entirely on the calculator.

Q. What Age Do Babies Eyes Change Color?

All the babies are born with blue eyes, regardless the eye color of their parents. That’s because the newborns take time for producing the pigment melanin, the dark brown color in the irises of the eyes. You cannot determine the exact color of the baby’s eyes until he or she turns three.

Baby Eye Color Change Progression

  • During birth, the color of eyes is light, since new born babies do not have active melanin which darkens the cells.
  • Once your baby is 6months old, the eye color begins to change.
  • Gradually, the eye color takes on a different shade as per the genetic inheritance. Such change starts around the age of six months.
  • By the age of three, kids have a definite eye color, which does not change further.
  • While most African and Asian babies are born with brown eyes, Caucasian babies may have grey or blue eyes. The color changes as they grow.

Q. What is Waardenburg Syndrome?

There are cases when babies are born with one eye as brown and another eye as blue. It is because of a medical condition called Waardenburg syndrome. However, this is a rare genetic disorder. In such cases, it is essential that you consult an ophthalmologist.

Studies are going on to find accurate reasons behind the changes in eye color of a newborn.

Disclaimer:

Our baby eye calculator is only for personal use and should be considered only as a guide. Do not base your medical and other decisions on results of this calculator. Although we have tested the calculator, we cannot guarantee its result.

We hope our article helps you determine the color of your baby’s eyes. Do let us know if our calculator worked.