Are some pure Asian, Indian or African babies born with blue eyes? Why or why no

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  1. WryLilt profile image93
    WryLiltposted 8 years ago

    Are some pure Asian, Indian or African babies born with blue eyes? Why or why not?

    I've been told that some Asian or African babies are born with blue eyes. Is this true? Is there a reason for this (as generally Asians, Indians or Africans have brown or green eyes.)

  2. Wesley Meacham profile image84
    Wesley Meachamposted 8 years ago

    I've not heard of this but it may be true. Blue is a recessive trait so it is possible that it can be found in all races. Then too and again... what is pure? If you go back far enough in someone's geneology you may find another "race" in their ancestry.

    While in Jamaica I was told that there are many locals who are a mix of both African and Scottish descent. Their skin is dark but they usually have blue eyes. They are generally very good looking. The locals refer to them as "brownies."

    I've not seen any blue or green eyed Asians. I'm living in China and essentially everyone here has dark colored eyes. I would be a bit suprised if I did meet a Chinese person with blue eyes. Though again I imagine that it would be the result of people on both sides of the family having the recessive gene.

  3. theliz profile image61
    thelizposted 8 years ago

    Both of my girls had dark blue eyes at birth. I am AA/C mix and my husband is AA. The color adjusted to brown in about a month.

    1. Wesley Meacham profile image84
      Wesley Meachamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think I've heard of that happening. Something a little different but similar. most of my siblings and myself were born with blond hair but we all got darker as we got older. All of us have black hair now.

    2. theliz profile image61
      thelizposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I knew it happened with hair, but was surprised when my first daughter came out with navy blue eyes! It was cool.

  4. Hollie Thomas profile image59
    Hollie Thomasposted 8 years ago

    I was under the impression that all babies are born with blue eyes, irrespective of their ethnicity.

    1. WryLilt profile image93
      WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I know that's not correct! I have had several friends with babies born with brown eyes. smile

  5. Rebecca2904 profile image72
    Rebecca2904posted 8 years ago

    I thought all babies were born with blue eyes, but admittedly most of the babies I've ever met have been Caucasian and English haha. It does seem quite strange since it's so rare to see adult Asians and Africans with blue eyes, so I did a little Google search. Apparently it's because melanin, the chemical that gives our skin and eyes their brown colour, isn't fully developed in most babies when they are born, but it normally develops within the first year of a baby's life. I guess that means babies who grow up to have darker skin might also be born with lighter skin, as well as blue eyes?

  6. tussin profile image59
    tussinposted 8 years ago

    There are some populations in the Middle East and India that have blue eyes, I believe the Pashtuns are one the more well known groups whose members may exhibit light eye colors, including blue.

  7. Esther  Strong profile image84
    Esther Strongposted 8 years ago

    One of my children was born with "midnight" blue eyes.  They changed colour to brown within a few days.  We are Afro Caribbean.

  8. Thallia profile image53
    Thalliaposted 8 years ago

    Yes it is possible, especially if the baby has Waardenburg syndrome.  A major characteristic of the condition is very blue eyes (sapphire blue). It's an inherited genetic disorder.  Sometimes the individual will have two blue eyes, one blue and one brown, or blue with specks of brown.

    There are many pics on the web of Indians (Indian subcontinent) and Africans who have this condition.  Their eyes are so brilliantly blue that you'd think they were photo-shopped or that they're wearing contact lenses.

    Since you mentioned "pure" Asian, Indian, and African, Waardenburg syndrome immediately popped into my head.

  9. Island Tropical profile image60
    Island Tropicalposted 8 years ago

    This question is very very strange, just like asking whether is there any human living on the moon!


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