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    What is your eye colour?



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    My eyes are very blue. I must be one of those Bronze Age invaders from the steppes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberdeen View Post
    My eyes are very blue. I must be one of those Bronze Age invaders from the steppes.
    Only around 10%(at the most) of Yamna(considered to be proto-Indo Europeans) and Catacomb people had blue eyes. List of 65 ancient Pontaic steppe individuals and DNA results. They were a very swathy people. Indo Iranians and Tocherians who migrated to Asia though were pigmented like modern northern Europeans. One way or another you probably get your blue eyes from Mesolithic Europeans, since 3/3 tested are blue eyed. Even though Irish have only around 50% Mesolithic European ancestry or a little more 82% have light eyes. So modern European light eyes are not exactly directly from Mesolithic Europeans, because light eyes were probably selected for in WHG/EEF/ANE mutts after the Neolithic.

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    Mine are mostly green, actually I have heterochromia with brown hehe.

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    My eyes are very large and very blue, i get it from my Norwegian grandfather. My eyes are very similar in shape and size to La Brana-1's.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Echetlaeus View Post
    Mine are mostly green, actually I have heterochromia with brown hehe.
    I know many people with mixed eye color, but i think they usually count as light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fire Haired14 View Post
    I know many people with mixed eye color, but i think they usually count as light.
    No I have a little bit more than the quarter of one of my eyes brown, the rest is green. The two parts are quite distinctive from each other, like the water and oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Echetlaeus View Post
    No I have a little bit more than the quarter of one of my eyes brown, the rest is green. The two parts are quite distinctive from each other, like the water and oil.
    Never mind that's very unique i don't think I've seen it before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fire Haired14 View Post
    Only around 10%(at the most) of Yamna(considered to be proto-Indo Europeans) and Catacomb people had blue eyes. List of 65 ancient Pontaic steppe individuals and DNA results. They were a very swathy people. Indo Iranians and Tocherians who migrated to Asia though were pigmented like modern northern Europeans. One way or another you probably get your blue eyes from Mesolithic Europeans, since 3/3 tested are blue eyed. Even though Irish have only around 50% Mesolithic European ancestry or a little more 82% have light eyes. So modern European light eyes are not exactly directly from Mesolithic Europeans, because light eyes were probably selected for in WHG/EEF/ANE mutts after the Neolithic.
    This comment seems to me to be just as confused as most opinions about where blue eyes come from. I don't think we really know yet where blue eyes come from. My own comment was intended as humour.

    I should mention that 60% of the human remains from the Andronovo cultural horizon that could be tested appeared to have light hair and eyes. And there are the Tarim basin mummies. So I don't see blue eyes (or light hair) as being specifically Meso European.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberdeen View Post
    This comment seems to me to be just as confused as most opinions about where blue eyes come from. I don't think we really know yet where blue eyes come from. My own comment was intended as humour.

    I should mention that 60% of the human remains from the Andronovo cultural horizon that could be tested appeared to have light hair and eyes. And there are the Tarim basin mummies. So I don't see blue eyes (or light hair) as being specifically Meso European.
    Have you forgotten that the north European-like pigmentated bronze age Andronovo people and tarim mummies are 4,000 or more years younger than the blue eyed Mesolithic European samples? They all had a high amount of Mesolithic ancestry probably majority like modern north-eastern Europeans. The Indo Europeans were not a race, why else do you think the Indo Iranians and Tocherians were so pale but earlier Indo Europeans in eastern Europe were very dark? All early Indo Europeans were probably a mixture of near eastern(mainly early European farmers), WHG, and ANE.

    Also, i never said light eyes originated in stone age Europe. Modern middle easterns probably have 0% or close to 0% European-specific ancestry, yet have 3-20% light eyes many west asians have around 20%. Light eyes are a west Eurasian trait, and because of selection became very popular in stone age European hunter gatherers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fire Haired14 View Post
    Have you forgotten that the north European-like pigmentated bronze age Andronovo people and tarim mummies are 4,000 or more years younger than the blue eyed Mesolithic European samples? They all had a high amount of Mesolithic ancestry probably majority like modern north-eastern Europeans. The Indo Europeans were not a race, why else do you think the Indo Iranians and Tocherians were so pale but earlier Indo Europeans in eastern Europe were very dark? All early Indo Europeans were probably a mixture of near eastern(mainly early European farmers), WHG, and ANE.

    Also, i never said light eyes originated in stone age Europe. Modern middle easterns probably have 0% or close to 0% European-specific ancestry, yet have 3-20% light eyes many west asians have around 20%. Light eyes are a west Eurasian trait, and because of selection became very popular in stone age European hunter gatherers.
    I think you're making a lot of assumptions that can't be substantiated. I don't think it's clear at all where blue eyes came from.

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    My eyes are dark brown. I wear colored contacts sometimes, though.

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    purple iris n deep purple pupil n blue outer ring

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    My eyes are hazel.

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    Green. Central brown heterochromia.

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    None of the mirrors in my house agree on what kind of brown my eyes actually are. Seriously. LOL

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    Brown .....

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    I have blue/green eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PT Tagus View Post
    My eyes are hazel.


    Hazel or brown? What do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PT Tagus View Post

    Hazel or brown? What do you think?
    Hazel with more brown (mine are hazel with more green).

    See here: "In hazel eyes, the amount of brown varies from one person to another. This ranges from a glint to a strong brown or gold color, depending on the concentration and type of melanin in the iris."

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    Quote Originally Posted by PT Tagus View Post


    Hazel or brown? What do you think?
    Below, two pics of amber eyes:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_ur...w?usp=drivesdk
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/151V...w?usp=drivesdk
    I believe the color of your eyes is amber:
    Amber eyes are of a solid color and have a strong yellowish/golden and russet/coppery tint. This may be due to the deposition of the yellow pigment called lipochrome in the iris (which is also found in green eyes). Amber eyes should not be confused with hazel eyes; although hazel eyes may contain specks of amber or gold, they usually tend to comprise many other colors, including green, brown and orange. Also, hazel eyes may appear to shift in color and consist of flecks and ripples, while amber eyes are of a solid gold hue. Even though amber is considered to be like gold, some people have russet or copper colored amber eyes that many people mistake for hazel, though hazel tends to be duller and contains green with red/gold flecks, as mentioned above. Amber eyes may also contain amounts of very light gold-ish gray.
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    I apologize for the real bad photo quality. I'd say mine are hazel with some greenish nuances FB_IMG_1552252690007.jpeg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuvanè View Post
    I apologize for the real bad photo quality. I'd say mine are hazel with some greenish nuances FB_IMG_1552252690007.jpeg

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    Hello Stuvanè.
    The photograph is slightly grainy due to the low resolution, but we can see an intense greenish hue, indicative of hazel eyes. Most likely, when your eyes are under the artificial white light in a waiting room, for example, they must acquire a very greenish coloration. This is what happens with the eyes of my wife, that are hazel and who, by the way, is Italian-descendant.
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    @Tagus,
    They look amber to me. My husband's eyes are that color.

    @Stuvane,
    My Dad's eyes were close to that, but more green.

    When my Dad had a glass of wine they got "really" green, like fern colored. It was a dead give away. My mom could see it from across the room. :)

    Mine used to be dark brown, but they're getting more and more green. I have no idea why. Maybe a loss of pigment? I started going grey very early, in my early thirties, with two shocks of white going back from my temples. If I had to do it over again I would have left them. Meanwhile, neither of my parents went grey at all really. It was my father's mother who went white early. Her hair was completely white by the time she was in her mid 40s. Genes are funny things.


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    Thanks a lot, your explanations were really useful.

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