@Jackie-Rae re: colour deficiency

Tara - posted on 11/29/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I was just reading that you have the colour deficiency gene in your gene pool. All of my male offspring are colour deficient as are all my male relatives born to any females on my mothers side.
The gene is carried by both parents but unless both mother and father possess the gene than only boys will present with the actual condition.
It used to be referred to as colour blindness, which was misleading and many people thought it meant one could only see in black and white. This is not the case at all.
If you want more information check out this link. It offers a sample of the most commonly used test as well.
It is an interesting world they live in.
My son sees our cat as green rather than orange. This is because he can't see red. So he can't see any colour that contains red such as orange or purple.
Baby blue and baby pink are the exact same colour in his world. Weird..

http://www.toledo-bend.com/colorblind/is...

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Tara - posted on 11/30/2010

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No it doesn't skip a generation. It is very interesting and some of the theories about how this came to be in the course of evolution are quite fascinating.

Katherine - posted on 11/29/2010

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I didn't know they had changed the term. Guess you learn something new everyday ;)

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Jackie - posted on 11/30/2010

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Yeah my Dad is also red-green. thanks for the better explanation though. I took a genetics class in school and the definition I gave on the other thread was about as in depth as I got, so that's interesting. So it doesn't skip a generation?

Jodi - posted on 11/29/2010

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I didn't know either...my youngest brother is colour deficient. His is red-green, but he doesn't actually have a problem with true red or true green, only certain shades, so there are variations in severity too.

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