View Full Version : How many redheads?

03-04-2003, 03:59 PM
what percentage of Americans are naturally red-haired?

03-04-2003, 06:34 PM
The stat I've heard is 1 in 20 (thus 5%).

The other stat I've never managed to forget is that 1 in 88 births yields twins.

03-04-2003, 06:46 PM
what percentage of Americans are naturally red-haired?

Not enough. :D

03-04-2003, 07:00 PM
For some reason I was expecting a lightbulb joke, until I realized which forum I was in.

But let me just echo Neidhart's sentiment. redheads...mmmm

03-04-2003, 07:35 PM
My wife's got very red hair. I have brown hair. No one in my family, that I'm aware of, has red hair. My sister-in-law has reddish highlights, and there's a redhead or two a couple of generations back in her family.

What are the chances of our child being a redhead?

(My wife would agree with the "not enough" comment.)

Logical Phallacy
03-04-2003, 09:02 PM
depends how many kids you have.

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