The Perfect Guide To Tell What Your Children Might Look Like

By Editorial Staff in Facts and DIY On 18th October 2015

#1 What will your future child look like? Check this out...

Ever See someone who looks almost exactly like YOU? In a world of seven-or-so billion people, it is hard to comprehend that no two of us look exactly alike. For example; I look just like Brad Pitt. We're like twins separated at birth.

Brad and I aside, we are each biologically granted a unique set of attributes that, combined, become our overall physical appearance. While these characteristics, at times, seem completely random, there is actually a fairly scientific method to the madness. Except for Sarah Jessica Parker, nobody resembles her, except Mr. Ed.

#2 We all have strong genes and weak genes. Some of us have all weak genes. Not pointing fingers at you, Caytlin Jenner.

Science can now fairly reasonably predict what physical characteristics your child will inherit from you and your mate. It's in the genes!

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#3 It's in your DNA.

Through the analysis of strong vs. weak genes, we can make a fairly accurate prediction of what a child will look like based on the genetic attributes of his or her parents. Because there are so many possible combinations of these attributes, most of us are doppleganger-less in the world at large. But there is a pattern!

#4 Eye color.

Let's start with an easy one - eye color. Whether you are looking for a "Brown Eyed Girl" of your own, ala Van Morrison, or a blue eyed beauty, ala Crystal Gayle, there is a definite science to determining the outcome of a parental pairing. This chart can also serve as a reference guide to weed out the milk man at family gatherings.

Remember, tow Wong's don't make a white.

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#5 Green & Blue gives an equal chance of either color eyes.

While it's impossible to actually predict anything these days, this chart gives a pretty good reading on what is supposed to happen when making your very own rug rat! Green eyes are the rarest of all, but two green eyed parent will most likely have a green eyed child.

Funny, they don't mention GRAY eyes.

#6 Just what your children "might" inherit comes from your Family Tree. Some might wish their family tree was the Dollar Tree.

In most cases, it is clear to see how dominant genes prevail over recessive genes to dictate the physical traits of our offspring.

#7 How strong genes can dominate the weaker genes.

WARNING: It is very likely that your unmanageable, coarse black hair will prevail over your significant other's fine blonde locks.

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#8 Follow these charts before bringing your mate to the Maury show to find out if he is the father.

The strong and boldest features you might have, and those of your mate, will be passed down to your child. Except for Chaz Bono, but that's another article.

#9 Skipping Generations.

There is some hope for those of us who were dealt a bum hand in the card game of genetic distribution, so long as we have attractive ancestry. Many of the weaker genetic outcomes can be passed down from previous generations, as illustrated in the image above. For example red hair is common to skip to every other generation, as is skin tone in a mixed race relationship.

We have not confirmed whether or not Carrot Top has red headed parents or not.

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You might be able to trace your LOOKS back from earlier generations based on these charts. Now you can blame Grandma for that HUGE nose! And your great grandfather for that red hair!

#13 Prediction based on genetics.

While tampering with DNA is controversial right now, scientist are exploring different ways that you can choose which characteristics you might want in your offspring. Science has come so far that researchers are able to predict a person's physical appearance based off of strands of DNA. Features such as bone structure can be fairly accurately determined based on factors such as region of ancestry.

#14 Genetic Manufacturing

While it is easy to understand the desire to eliminate risks of disease and birth defects through this kind of genetic manipulation, many debate whether there is a misuse of this technology when it comes to less significant determinations such as eye color. Do we really want to manufacture our child before it's in the womb? What will be the consequences in the future?

Currently geneticists are experimenting with genes to eliminate such birth defects as cleft pallets, autism, and even sight and hearing issues.