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As the mother of a redhead, I seem to collect redhead stories...
In LA I worked with an attorney (of Persian extraction) whose wife (also Persian) gave birth to fraternal twins. Both babies had the same features -- cheeks, eyes, nose, curly hair -- but their coloring was very different. The daughter had what I would call traditional Persian coloring: olive skin, dark eyes, black hair. Her twin brother had pale skin, blue eyes, and flaming red hair.
A long-time family friend (hispanic, with what I would call "dark" latina coloring) married a man with what I would call Welsh coloring -- pale skin, sky blue eyes, black hair. Their first daughter got dad's pale skin and, from somewhere, flaming red hair. I'm never offended when strangers ask me where my son got his red hair. But, for my latina friend, strangers would assume she was the nanny.
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