Scandinavian regions such as Finland, Sweden and Norway. North Eastern Slavic regions also have the blond hair and blue eyes in their genetics, countries such as Poland, Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.
The Melanesian people have a native TYRP1 gene which is partly responsible for the blond hair and melanin, and is totally distinct to that of Caucasians as it doesn’t exist in their genes.
So starting a dynasty that extends to many of today’s Xhosa royal families. Because of her recessive gene in the bloodline, now and then, a black child in the area is born with bright blue eyes. Subscribe to enjoy more stories like this. Travel in Africa is about knowing when and where to go, and with whom.
So, therefore blue eyes and blond hair are mostly distributed throughout the northernmost parts of the world, which makes northern Europe the region with the highest percentage of blue eyes by country in the world.
Estonia. Estonians are known for their fair-haired, blue – eyed appearance with the percentage of people with blue eyes estimated at nearly 90%, though some observational studies have concluded many of these may be more toward blue -grey in color meaning they contain even less melanin than their pure- blue cousins.
Natural red hair is the rarest hair color in the world, only occurring in 1 to 2% of the global population. Since red hair is a recessive genetic trait, it is necessary for both parents to carry the gene, whether or not they themselves are redheaded.
1. Being naturally blonde is pretty rare. Only 2 percent of people in the world are natural blondes. (About one in 20 Americans are.)
Blondes first began appearing around 11,000 years ago during the last ice age, and have since become major figures in mythology. Two of the Norse goddesses, Sif and Freyja were blondes. Sif was a wife of the god Thor. She was known for her golden hair and was described as the most beautiful of women.
Between 8 and 10 percent of people worldwide have blue eyes. Blue eyes are most common in Europe, especially Scandinavia. People with blue eyes have the same genetic mutation that causes eyes to produce less melanin. The mutation first appeared in a person living in Europe about 10,000 years ago.
First, one can have blue eyes as a result of a genetic mutation. Blue eyes also come about when a person of African ancestry has Caucasian relatives on both sides of the family who are carriers of the gene for that particular eye color.
New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. Scientists have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place 6,000-10,000 years ago and is the cause of the eye color of all blue -eyed humans alive on the planet today.
Blond hair has also developed in other populations, although it is usually not as common, and can be found among natives of the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji, among the Berbers of North Africa, and among some Asians.
Blonde people’s hair tends to turn gray and white quicker than those who have naturally dark hair. This is because people with dark hair have more melanin (eumelanin) present in their hair, which causes the hair to keep its color.
As the population grows and people have babies, the genes for less melanin will become more common. That makes the link between lighter eyes, hair, and skin tighter. So that’s why you see people with blond hair typically have blue eyes!