My daughter is 1/4 black but looks completely white.

Tara - posted on 05/10/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My husband's mother is white. She is blonde-haired and blue-eyed. His father is black. My husband is pretty dark-skinned with brown eyes and dark hair. I am white, blonde hair, green eyes. Our daughter is a month old. She was born very fair and with white-blonde hair and blue eyes. I'm not sure that her complexion has deepened any since she was born, but people keep telling me that she will. It seems her eyes are changing a bit though. They aren't as blue and are looking like more of a steely-grey color at this point. Also her hair is straight, but when it gets wet it gets a wave to it and she has a huge cowlick in the front. Is this a sign of curly hair in the future? I was just wondering if any of you have children that look more white than black and how their appearance changed as they got older.

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Gabrielle - posted on 03/03/2011

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When my daughter was born, my mom and I were a bit surprised how white she was. My husband is 100% Black. He's from Africa, not America, so there was no mix in him. I'm olive-skinned with black hair. People think I'm Spanish.



But my nurses were all Black, and they said that she would end up a shade somewhere between the shade inside her ears and her pubic region, which were both darker than the rest of her.



She is now fairly brown. It's funny. Her dad calls her Black, but she'll have none of it. He is brown. I am pink, and she is gold, so she says.

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Jamila - posted on 08/04/2013

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I am a quater white. My Mom is half white and half black and my Dad is black so naturally I look black. However: My husband is white and our son looks white. He was born with dark straight hair and blue eyes. Now at 4 years old, his hair is brown with ash blonde streaks and still straight, blue/grey eyes and fair skin. Its really interesting because my Mom's siblings have white spouses and their children look as white as I do black because they are a quater black and we are first cousins. Genetics are awesome. They do what they want and can reach back generations. Im sure your son has changed some since your post, so you probably have some answers on this subject. Our genetic's handed down from our parents gives us our unique "look". It truely is a crap shoot, but I do also wonder how much more my sons looks will change. I guess we will have to wait and watch our beautiful children grow.

Carol - posted on 03/01/2011

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my baby girl is 1/4th black and has blonde hair blue eyes and is whiter then a sheet of paper. She hasnt darkened her hair is a little bit red due to highlightd not very noticable and her eyes are a light blue grey. I love it, she looks so much like her daddy.

Jennifer - posted on 06/24/2010

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Hi I have 3 biracial children 1 boy and 2 girls.All of our children Have a tan skin tone but are different complexions.My son has tight spring curls and my girls have a loose curls.Because of their hair texture i get ppl asking are the hispanic and others.I also wanted to say that when I had my 3rd .She was so pale whit I thought she wouldnt have any color but now she is my darkest child.

Hannah - posted on 06/19/2010

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My Husband is mixed. Mother is 100% German and his Dad is African American. Our Son is very pale white. Blue eyes and straight brown hair. Our Daughter born 2 years after our Son has dark brown CURLY hair, brown eyes and darker complextion.

Amy - posted on 06/05/2010

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I have almost the same exact scenario as you. My husband's mom is white, his dad was black (he passed away) and I am very fair with brown hair and blue eyes. Anyway, my husband looks 1/2 and 1/2 and out first daughter came out looking like what I imagined (in fact she is a carbon copy of her dad). Our second daughter came out fair with curly hair but now at age five, have blond, straight hair with blue eyes. People are amazed they are sisters and she looks like I did when I was her age. It still amazes me how genetics work. Even though we do not want anymore children, I wonder who would be the genetic tie breaker if we had a third :)

Tara - posted on 05/27/2010

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Oh wow, I'll bet you have to beat the girls off of him! haha. I'm thinking her hair will get curly since my husband's hair has mostly black hair texture and I have VERY course and wavy hair for being white. I would like my daughter to identify with both ethnicities if that's what she so chooses. I'm glad she'll have my husband to talk to about how he grew up being biracial and what it is going to be like for her. I can support her and be as helpful as possible but I never lived that life so I'm thankful she'll have a good role-model in her father and her aunt.

Laura - posted on 05/23/2010

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hello....my son is also mixed...he is very light in the winter but gets pretty golden bronze in the summer. he had wavy hair til he was about 5 months then it got to be wonderful little tight curls, yet not too dry. BTW...my son has beautiful blue eyes,people said would change. i am glad that they didn't. my son looks more white then black...but he knows who he is and he is comfortable with being mixed. Best to U...... Laural

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