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    Anyone have any ideas why hair gets darker after childhood, and why beard hair is often a different color from head hair? There must be an answer in DNA.

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    Me with the family before it all turned gray:

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    Older son who says his beard is just like mine (brown, black, red, blond):

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    Younger son who says his doesn't have any red, but I am not sure he is paying attention:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krefter View Post
    Anyone have any ideas why hair gets darker after childhood, and why beard hair is often a different color from head hair? There must be an answer in DNA.
    There must be. Mine was blond as a child and turned brown (then gray).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krefter View Post
    Anyone have any ideas why hair gets darker after childhood, and why beard hair is often a different color from head hair? There must be an answer in DNA.
    Possibly due to increase of melanin as you age. Since the amount of genes expressing the physical traits such like hair color are not constant throughout your life, the shift will make changes (regulation of gene expression) in color... Possibly it also depends on the amount of eumelanin or pheomelanin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_Isaack View Post
    That beard looks good, brother!

    And I would describe that as reddish blond. Do you know if you carry any of the red hair variants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rms2 View Post
    That beard looks good, brother!

    And I would describe that as reddish blond. Do you know if you carry any of the red hair variants?
    Well thank ya! No, I don't know if I carry any variants.. I am borrowing a friends laptop at the moment and they don't have excel or spreadsheet software.

    I'd have to guess that I do though. I am also able to ingest lactose without it bothering me, so I'm assuming I carry that variant as well.
     
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    My beard is pretty dark but my mustache is actually a lot lighter. Almost blonde in the right lighting even.


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    Quote Originally Posted by randwulf View Post
    Interesting....I do have one "A" at rs2228479. I guess that explains the red beard hairs.
    So, you are a carrier of the variant Val92Met.

    Here is the 1000 Genomes Project's page on Val92Met. If you click on "Sub-populations" below each region's pie chart, you will get a breakdown of the frequency of Val92Met among each of 1000 Genome's sub-populations for that region.

    For example, Val92Met has a frequency of 7% in 1000 Genome's European sample population, but 29% in its Asian sample population. In Europe, it is most frequent in the GBR (British in England and Scotland) sub-population, at 12%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krefter View Post
    Anyone have any ideas why hair gets darker after childhood, and why beard hair is often a different color from head hair? There must be an answer in DNA.
    I'm guessing here...but it may because we only have single copies of a mutation.
    For instance, I carry a single copy of xxx07 and xxx08. (don't feel like looking the numbers up), but my hair went from carrot top as a 6 year old to dark red-brown as a teen and adult. I also have very few freckles.
    My beard and sideburns are still full red though. I still consider myself a redhead even though others do not notice it immediately.
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    p ggf YDNA: R1b-L48. Scott, William Hamilton Ireland(?) 1800s

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    Here is my pic of my hair: http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/20...66-d8ggjzq.jpg. Could any one tell me what color my hair in the photo is?
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