Look, Brain, and Height. Which Parents Does the Baby Taking After?
Like father, like son. Like mother, like daughter. Or likewise. As a child, you must be like your parents! However, which parent is a child taking after, father or mother? Today we have the answers to these questions for you, with scientific principles support.
Looks: father or mother?
No matter how you look out, no matter you look more alike to your father or mother, your parents will love you anyway. However, there are some factors that can predict whether, for some feathers, a child will look more like the father or mother.
If both parents are dark skinned, of course, the child’s skin will not come out white. However, if either father or mother has white skin while the other side is dark skin, most children will be born with mixed color skin.
Large eyes are from the dominant genes while tiny eyes are from the recessive genes. So, if either father or mother has large eyes, there’s higher chance that the baby will have large eyes as well. This is also applied to the double eyelids. As long as either father or mother, have double eyelids, the child will have a higher chance to have double eyelids as well.
Dark eyes are from the dominant genes, and light eyes are from the recessive genes. If either father or mother has black or dark eyes while the other has light eyes like blue eyes, the child will have a higher chance to have dark eyes rather than the blue ones.
Height: father or mother?
Genetic has 70% effect on the height of a child. A child will inherit 35% of the height of the father and 35% from mother equally. The remaining 30% will depend on other factors like nutrition a child receive growing up.
Brain: will your child be cleaver like the father or mother?
The latest research from the University of Glasgow has confirmed that a child will be more like a mother regarding intelligence. Human intelligence is 50-60% the result of genetic. The gene that affects human intelligence is integrated in the X chromosome, where females have two X chromosomes while males have only one X chromosome. This is the reason that it’s the mother who passed intelligence to the baby.