If you have Scottish and/or Irish ancestry AND red hair, you probably also have VIKING ancestry, according to a new study. The director for Nordic Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands says red hair is modern evidence of the influence of the ancient Vikings in Celtic lands.
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the origional pin was about her hair but she's just so lovely! i love gingers! so what would you call ginger genes manifesting in an ethnicity other than caucasian (lol i know sp) I wonder?.......nutmeg..cinnamon..no, ginger covers it pretty well!..ooo the color of her hair! Goddess reminds us that she creates a master piece of a woman no matter what her heritage, color, size, shape; every woman a work of art!
Jessica Chastain. Wow... naturally-red hair... I'm jealous.... both my paternal grandmother's and great grandmother's natural hair color.... The red-haired gene had skipped me.... I don't even have auburn; instead I have light golden brown.
MC1R protein's major job is to turn red pigments into brown pigments. This means that everyone makes red pigments in their hair. Only people who have versions of MC1R protein that do not make brown pigments build up the red pigment, and have red hair. Since we have two copies for most of our genes--one from mom and one from dad, both copies of your MC1R gene need to be the red hair versions (two r alleles) to become a redhead. http://www.myredhairgene.com photo by Serge Ratnikov
♥ this is the length i'm going for - almost there!gorgeous long curly ginger red hair!
While redheads have become synonymous with Ireland and Scotland, American photographer Brian Dowling who now lives in Berlin(Germany), photographed over 130 redheads from 20 different countries for his project “Redhead Beauty”. Red hair is the rarest hair color in the world and is caused by a gene mutation know as MC1R which affects about 1% of the world population. This gene mutation can also affect a person’s tolerance to pain, sunlight, and their hairs’ ability to gray.
The redhead gene is not becoming extinct. In August 2007, many news organizations reported that redheads would become extinct, possibly as early as 2060, due to the gene for red hair being recessive. Although redheads may become more rare, they will not die out unless everyone who carries the gene dies or fails to reproduce. This misconception has been around since at least 1865, and often resurfaces in American newspapers.