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Red wrote at 2007-06-03 23:50:42
I have red hair and blue eyes as well. I just read that four percent of people have red hair. I am not sure though about both red hair and blue eyes we are rare indeed!

Rebecca wrote at 2007-11-22 07:56:47
I also have redhair and blue eyes, and it's actually the least common combination of any hair/eye color in the world. Most redheads have either green or brown eyes. Also, redheads are not common anywhere as we make up a sparse 3% or less of the world population. While you may find more redheads in Ireland, England, and Scotland than anywhere else in the world they are by no means common.

Jeremiah wrote at 2008-09-05 22:08:26
I'm 14 years old but i also have red hair and blue eyes and i have no idea where it came from

every one in my family has blonde hair

including my mom, my dad, my three sisters, my step-dad, my grandpa, my grandma, on both side all have blonde hair and i have no idea where it came from

Deanna Clark wrote at 2013-03-10 03:32:41
I have red hair and blue eyes as well. According to only 4% of the world's population is readheaded and less than 1% of the world's population has red hair and blue eyes. They say that having red hair and blue eyes is like finding a 4 leaf clover and that it is one of the rarest combinations in the world. Hope that helps.

Pastor TRF wrote at 2014-02-21 03:42:54
Current world population is seven billion and four percent of that number are  redheads.  That number is two hundred eighty million.  Less than one percent of the two hundred eighty million are redheads. One percent is two million eight hundred thousand. So out of seven billion people, two million eight hundred thousand have red hair and blue eyes.  My daughter is married to a red head and they have two redheaded children and they ALL have blue eyes!  

RedRhoades66 wrote at 2015-02-01 04:20:34
People says it's rare to have red hair with blue eyes, but where I live, I know 46 red heads including me that I listed (even though there's probably a few I didn't think of) and out of the 46, ALL of them except like 6 DO HAVE blue eyes. There are 8 people in my family that have red hair and I'm the only one without blue eyes. When I was little, I always wondered how come everyone with red hair (that i knew) had blue eyes and why I didn't but now, everyone says it's rare to find a blue-eyed red head so idk...

Tina wrote at 2015-04-25 16:42:18
i have red hair and blue eyes and im the only redhead in my family and i asked where i got it from and i got mine from my papa because he had red hair but not blue eyes. But the only thing is my dad, mom, brother, and me have blue eyes

Megan Lewis wrote at 2015-07-06 11:46:31
I also have red hair and blue eyes. I never really thought it was rare until my friend called me a four leaf clover. Apparently it makes up only 1pecent of the world being theRAREST combo.  

Melica wrote at 2015-08-13 08:36:33
I have red hair but having hazel eyes, if you want to know what percentage of the world are red heads, read it in wikipedia, they are 1 to percent of the world and it is rare indeed. Blue eyes are also rare, so the combination of these two is really really rare, like 1 percent or less

Mccay101 wrote at 2016-04-16 02:34:43
I have red hair, blue eyes, and freckles. One of the worlds RAREST combinations. Only 3 people in my family have red hair: Me, My Sister, and My Grandma!!!


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