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Red hair is a recessive trait, which is why less than 2% of the population are natural redheads. This is also why red hair may skip one or more generations in a family. Did you know a lots of redheads actually carry other recessive traits as well? 

We also have what is called dominate traits. Dominant genes always pass the dominant behavior genes and are said to be more likely to pass to future generations, while the recessive ones are less likely to do that. So, you can see why it’s extremely rare to have recessive traits — like red hair!

Check out this list of dominant and recessive traits to see which you have more of:

Do you have more dominant traits or more recessive traits?

Dominant: Cleft Chin
Recessive: No Cleft

 

Dominant: Widows Peak
Recessive: No Widows Peak

 

Dominant: Dimples
Recessive: No Dimples

 

Dominant: Brown/Black Hair
Recessive: Blonde/Red Hair

 

Dominant: Brown Eyes
Recessive: All Other Eye Colors

 

Dominant: Freckles
Recessive: No Freckles

 

Dominant: Free Earlobes
Recessive: Attached Earlobes

 

Dominant: Right-Handed 
Recessive: Left-Handed 

Which recessive traits do you have?

Rock it like a Redhead!