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I have been told I have colored eyes, and my mom has eyes.

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I have been told I have Hazel colored eyes, and my mom has brown eyes. My wife and both her parents have blue eyes. Our daughter has blue eyes and looks and acts like me. My son has dark brown eyes and acts totally like his mom. I have done research that says green eyes (Hazel?) and blue eyes cannot produce brown eyes. But I have seen a less reliable source that says Hazel is a form of brown eyes, so it would be possible. My question is: Can I have a brown eyed son?
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Dr. Dan B. : Hello and thanks for your question. Yes, you can absolutely have a brown eyed son. The inheritance patterns for eyecolor are not simple and can vary depending on the family and genetic line. Hazel eyes are a form of green and brown and so it is not surprising that you can produce a brown-eyed son. Does this make sense?
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Dave, I think this article does a good job at discussing the myths regarding eye color and then speaks (at the end) of the realities of iris color with respect to a modern understanding of what is actually a more complex genetic picture.

http://udel.edu/~mcdonald/mytheyecolor.html

The following link is one of the most recent genetic treatises on eye color and, while pretty technical, corroborates the first article.

http://www.evergreen.edu/upwardbound/docs/eyecolor.pdf

Hope these are helpful.

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