2nd October 2019

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Are brown eyed babies born with brown eyes?

Most babies are born with blue eyes that can darken in their first three years. Darkening occurs if melanin, a brown pigment usually not present at birth, develops with age. However, a brown/blue parent mix doesn't automatically produce a brown-eyed child. Some children are born with irises that don't match in color.

In this regard, are babies born with brown eyes?

Caucasian babies are often born with steel gray or dark blue eyes; they may stay gray or blue or turn green, hazel, or brown by the time they're 9 months old. That's because a child's irises (the colored part of the eye) may gain more pigment in the months after she's born, but they won't get "lighter" or more blue.

Are all babies born with GREY eyes?

African-American, Hispanic and Asian babies are almost always born with dark eyes that stay dark, though the shade may change slightly during the first year. But Caucasian babies are usually born with dark blue or even slate-gray eyes that may change several times before the first birthday.

Are babies born with hazel eyes?

The pigment responsible for eye color is called melanin, which also affects skin color. The reason many white, non-Hispanic babies are born with blue eyes is that they don't have the full amount of melanin present in their irises at birth. Those who end up with green eyes or hazel eyes develop a little less.
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