The Ginger Gene: Are All Redheads Related?!

Thanks to scientific research conducted by ScotlandDNA and their home test kits, approximately half of all Brits carry the ginger gene, giving them hefty potential to create a ginger baby, even if they don’t have red hair themselves.

And, in an attempt to reduce the mocking that redheads face, particularly in the UK (here’s hoping!), the results are being used to spread positive ginger vibes, shunning the stigma attached to the mutated MC1R gene.

Want to know the best part? The same research has discovered that our ginger genes can be tracked back to ONE ORIGINAL GINGER. Dun dun duuuun. Sounds a bit sci-fi/incestuous right?

Can this be true? We hope so. If yes, then imagine this: we’re related to all of these awesome gingers…

 

The Weasley Family

 

Jessica Chastain

 

Damian Lewis

 

Lily Cole

 

Ed Sheeran

 

(not) Christina Hendricks

 

Conan O’Brien


…even…

Ronald McDonald..?

 

But can there really be One Original Ginger? One Ginger to rule them all? If only.

Whether we’re all related or not, we’re just one big happy ginger family.

 
By Emma

 

READ: Will I Have Ginger Babies?
READ: 40% of Britons Carry Ginger Gene

 

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Emma Kelly is the Editor & Founder of Ginger Parrot. She dresses herself in mismatched multi-seasonal clothing and has a talent for sniffing out the next opportunity for coffee. She believes that any new band with a female musician is the next big thing and that whoever is currently dating Ryan Gosling is the luckiest lady on earth. Her biggest obsession is shopping online for castles, (probably) fueled by childish fantasies of finding her prince and settling down for a life of luxury, bathing in a pool of gin and bitter lemon. Other than that, though, she’ll be incessantly researching the latest gingerful news to deliver to Gingerkind.

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