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SHANA - posted on 11/23/2010
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THE DARKER GENES DO NOT ALWAYS SHOW UP WHEN YOU MIX UP THE POT..LOL MY SON IS HALF IRISH AND PUERTORICAN AND HE LOOKS PURE WHITE, BLOND HAIR, BLUE EYES. HE CAN TAN FAST AND DARK, BUT NATURALLY HE LOOKS WHITE AND NOT MIXED WITH HISPANIC. BECAUSE YOUR HUSBAND IS MIXED WITH WHITE AND BLACK, AND YOU ARE FULL WHITE, IT IS NOT AS UNCOMMON AS YOU THINK THAT YOUR SON LOOKS MORE WHITE. 50 PERCENT OF HIS FATHER IS WHITE AND YOU ARE 100 PERCENT, SO THE WHITE GENES LINKED UP. IT KIND OF MAKES SENSE IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT. EVEN THOUGH HIS DAD IS PROBABLY A LOT DARKER THAN YOUR SON, THAT IS HOW GENETICS SOMETIMES WORK. I EXPECTED MY SON TO BE DARKER TOO, BUT MY SON'S FATHER BEING PR, HAS THE WHITE EUROPEAN GENES IN HIS FAMILY TOO WHICH LINKED UP WITH MY GENES WHICH ARE ALL RECESSIVE. SAME CASE IN YOUR SCENARIO, PRETTY MUCH. IT'S NOT THE "NORM" OF WHAT A LOT OF PPL EXPECT BUT WHO CARES, SOME PPL CAN BE IGNORANT TO THIS KIND OF STUFF. :)
Sarah - posted on 11/20/2010
i have been wondering too...my lil one turned 1 years old this past Oct.. over the summer he got real dark now its faded a little bit but still tanned...i am very white myself and daddy is not very dark he's like a caramel color but i think my son will get darker as he gets older,I have seen alotta mixed babies get darker with age...
Elise - posted on 11/20/2010
I too have been wondering whether my baby boy will get darker like his dad. Im very pale and his dad is quite dark (filiian) but Brody is quite pale like me. His ends of his fingers and toes (just before the nail) is darker so i sometimes wonder whether he will go dark like them :) Not that it matters one little bit, i still love him the same, no matter what colour :)
Sabrina - posted on 11/13/2010
MY SON IS MIXED IM WHITE AND HIS FATHER IS BLACK WEN HE WAS BORN HE WAS VERY WHITE... BUT NOW HE IS 6 MONTHS AND HE HAS GOTTEN A LIL COLOR TO HIM STILL A LIL PALE.... BUT YOU CAN TELL HE MIXED!!! EXSPECIALLY WEN YOU PUT HIM UP NEXT TO A FULL WHITE BABY!!!!
Chelsea - posted on 10/18/2010
I am as white as they come and my daughter's father is a VERY dark Jamaican. When our daughter was born she was so white you wouldn't believe her father was black. She's now 9 months and people who haven't met her dad ask me if she's hispanic. She's very tan, and has my dark blue eyes with light brown curls. I'll tell you what though, she looks just like her daddy in her features.
Diana - posted on 10/16/2010
Im hispanic and my husband is black, when our lil girl was born she was really white and she did not get much darker. People don't even know that she is half black they just assume that she is 100% hispanic. Some one asked me if she was half hispanic half white lol not the case. She looks just like her dad just alot lighter with curly hair. Your son might not get darker, I agree with alot of the other moms that when it comes to mixed kids the are can all be different color.
Alice - posted on 10/15/2010
Am dark skin and my childrens' father is half black and half white. My five year old son was born white but he has changed over the years. He is not as light-skinned but has curly hair. My daughter on the other hand was born white and has stayed so up to now. She is 1 year and 5 months now. Sometimes people ask me if they are from different fathers!! I think this varies from child to child. One of my grand aunties is married to a white, they had twin girls. One is black and the other is white.
AMBER - posted on 10/15/2010
i am white and spanish, my husband is white and black, but my daughter does not look like she has ANY black in her what so ever. She is now 11 and still does not look like she is mixed at all. Some people ask her is he is her father when they see him for the first time, but she thinks it is funny. She is the one in my profile picture. I hope this helps.
Eulaha - posted on 10/14/2010
I am an African american mom with a biracial daughter (her daddy is white). My daughter was born VERY light-skinned! Now at 2 years old, she looks like she has a slight tan, but she is still pretty light. Except for people knowing that I'm her mom, you'd never guess she is biracial. I am dark-skinned myself.
Jennifer - posted on 10/14/2010
He will likely get darker, but...as to the final shade, who knows. I am amazed how dark my daughter is, and, at 11 months, she will likely get darker, so that by her skin tone alone, you won't be able to tell she is mixed. However, she is an exact carbon copy of me - just the skin tone of her dad! LOVE how those genes work!!!
Katie - posted on 10/12/2010
When my DD was born, she looked so incredibly white. (My husband's black). As she's gotten older, she's gotten darker. She's 6 months old, and she just looks like she's got a little tan. Not that dark at all. I wonder if people can even tell that she's mixed when I'm by myself. She does have dark hair, (It's not curly yet though) long curly eyelashes, and beautiful brown eyes. When my husband's there, you can tell that she's mixed though because she looks a lot like both of us.
Laurie - posted on 10/10/2010
I am a mother of 3 biracial children. One of my daughter's has a darker complexion and my middle daughter and son are more of a medium tan but have the features of their dad who is black. Your child may just take after the white side of the family. You really don't know. All three of my children did get a little darker with age.
Nicole - posted on 10/10/2010
i'm black and white myself and i was a lot lighter when i was younger. my sister was even lighter than me (she still is) we both have different features (ie hair texture, skin tone, etc) but you can still tell we are sister. I still get people asking me if i'm hispanic. My dad is very dark and my mom is pale white (blonde hair blue eyes). My mom told me a story when my dad was holding my sister in the hospital when she was born another new father (white guy) was standing next to him holding his new baby(mind you this was 27 years ago). He said to my dad "dont worry i hear they get darker when they get older" lmao people are funny, even though he was trying to help. but anyways, yeah who knows if he'll get darker or not. Thats the beauty of a biraical family....its just a big rainbow family. My son is as white as could be (all though he tans very nicely) my daughter is brown like me (she was lighter when she was born)
Christine - posted on 10/10/2010
When my daughter was born, she looked so 1/2 white/ 1/2 hispanic I almost doubted who her biological father was ha ha (I know he's black though lol)... Basically when it comes to bi-racial children, they can be anywhere from white as one parent to dark as the other. It's literally like a roll of the dice.
Catherine - posted on 10/09/2010
I have 4 children who are mixed. My husband is VERY dark! My oldest is like a tan color, my second is white cant tell much that he his mixed he has curly dark hair and brown eyes other then that he is white! My 2yr old is a nice brown color and ,my new baby boy is as white as me!! It seems my boys took after me and the girls after my husband. It varies for every child..
Jessica - posted on 10/08/2010
i am white and my husband is black. when our daughter was born she was as white as me. she started to get a little darker at about 3 months and stopped getting darker around 15 months. in my experience, if he is going to get any darker, it will happen within the next 5-6 months. then again, some children dont change at all.