Monday, March 30, 2009

Celebrating a Dying Breed..

Today I met Hannah..

She is fun luving and intelligent and athletic and a Natural REDHEAD..

It has been said that the redhead gene (aka "Ginger Factor X"), whilst recessive, appears in up to 40% of some populations.

BUT, while that is true, REDHEADS are becoming rarer and could be extinct in 100 years, according to genetic scientists.

The current National Geographic magazine reports that less than two per cent of the world's population has natural red hair, created by a mutation in northern Europe thousands of years ago.

Global intermingling, which broadens the availability of possible partners, has reduced the chances of redheads meeting and producing little redheads of their own.

It takes only one red-haired parent to produce ginger-headed babies, but two redheads obviously create a much stronger possibility.


1 comment:

Zombie Edward said...

This is sad.
what makes me sadder is that my grandma was a ginger and with six kids, only my mom got the red hair and with her twelve kids, none of us got red hair. Sure, my natural dirty blond has red in it, it's just not red all the way, thus the dying.