[Bioforum] Re: Blond Child, Brownhaired Adult
agamemnon at hello.to.NO_SPAM
Tue Sep 5 08:05:42 EST 2006
<vjp2.at at at.BioStrategist.dot.dot.com> wrote in message
news:edirbh$f9h$1 at reader2.panix.com...
> What happens when a blond child has dark hair as an adult? In the
> Greek parish in the USA (St Nik, Flushing, NY) half the kids going
> communion are blond and both their parents have black hair. Someone
And are both their parents of Greek decent on both sides of the family going
back for 5 generations ?
> Cold Spring, no less) once explained this to me, but I pretty much
> forgot. I
> think he said something that there are competing traits and the dark one
> out in adulthood. Someone also suggested that the darker pigment is
> more under certain circumstances. The above also applied to me, and I
> dark haired about the time I started school. (I do have adult blond
> I have also heard something that when people are highly inbred,
> dominant gene becomes more pronounced, but if they just vary a bit
> marry from a hundred miles away instead of the next village) the
> traits do reappear? Also that when folks tend to be undernourished,
> dominant phenotypes rule more strongly? My blond ancestors were all
> before 1900 and my blond cousins after 1969; ie none during the lean
Yer right, and a load of use before 1900 is. So were mine, but they probably
had something to do with king Richard I back in 1200 and yours probably have
something to do with the Normans as well.
> (1910-50) and this pattern seems (by casual observation) to repeat
> all Greeks. King David had red hair and there are some red haired
King David is a fictitious character and even if he is based on a real
person his ancestors came from Anatolia not Palestine so would have no
connection with Arabs. If there are red haired Arabs then they are probably
Scythes. Read Herodotus.
> I've seen blond Arab toddlers on NYC Transit and as much as is visible
Yer, yer.... in NYC. Then they are not pure Arabs but interbred. There are
Lebanese who are blond but Lebanese are not Arabs, and anyway their
blondness probably has something to so with Richard I as well.
> their mothers seems dark haired. There are enough writings of fair
> ancient Greeks to make some sicko white supremacists web cites claim a
The ancient Greeks bleached their hair blond with lemon juice. Any inherited
blondness was already in Greece more than 7000 years ago with the M170 P37
HgI1b linage since that's how long it takes to form a sub linage, and was
probably recessive several millennia before classical times.
> of them were "nordic" or "Alpine" (actually the part of Greece my family
> from, the Pindus Mts, is part of the Alps, but this was only
> after Greece joined the EU) and that they no longer exist.
And which Alps would this be. Pindus is part of the Balkans range.
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