eye Need To Know- What Is The Rarest Eye Color?

Red EyesRed

is the rarest color for humans because it it mainly seen in albinos.

Violet-

is also rare and mainly seen in albinos.  Violet eyes are either a form of blue eyes or a mutation.

Black

Is the Rarest eye color. Some people who claim to have black eyes actually have dark brown.

Green-

Only 1-2% of the world is born with green eyes. eye didn’t know this but green eye color is the production of small amounts of melanin.  Northern Europe and Nordic countries (like Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany, and Netherlands) usually have green eyes. Green eyes were present in south Siberia during the Bronze Age.[30] They are most common in Northern and Central Europe.[44][45] They can also be found in Southern Europe[41] and North Africa. In Iceland, 89% of women and 87% of men have either blue or green eye color.[46] A study of Icelandic and Dutch adults found green eyes to be much more prevalent in women than in men. Among European Americans, green eyes are most common among those of Celticand Germanic ancestry, about 16% (Wikipedia)

Amber- Not to be confused with Hazel

Yellow/Golden color. Lipochrome is a yellow pigment in the Iris. Also known as Wolf Eyes.

Blue

Blue eyes are  common those born in Germany, Netherlands, Iceland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Estonia. The reason behind this eye color is low amounts of melanin within the iris stroma. In Central Asia and Middle East, blue eyes are pretty rare. Since the production of melanin generally increases during the first few years of life, the blue eyes of some babies might darken as they get older. A 2009 study suggested that blue eyes were present in Siberia during the Bronze Age; 15 of 25 Andronovo culture specimens (60%) from the Krasnoyarsk area had blue (or green) eyes. (Wikipedia) Blue Eyes are a Recessive Gene.

Gray

Gray eye color is considered to be a darker shade of blue. This eye color is related to low melanin in the iris and is related to scant pigmentation throughout the body (like pale skin, light hair, etc). Gray eyes have been found to reveal small amounts of yellow and brown color in the iris. European people, belonging to Northern countries- Russia, Finland and the Baltic States, often have gray eyes, while those in Southeast Asia rarely have this eye color. Gray eyes might seem to change between the shades of blue, green and gray, mainly because of the lighting changes.

Hazel

Hazel eyes are the result of a combination of a Rayleigh scattering and a modest amount of melanin in the front border layer of the iris. Hazel eye color has also been defined as the medium-color between light brown and dark green. Hazel is common amongst people in America and Europe, while rare in African, Middle Eastern and Asian people.

Brown

Brown eyes can be described as the most common amongst human beings, with the exception of countries around the Baltic Sea. It is the result of the presence of large amounts of melanin (eumelanin) within the iris stroma. People who have very dark brown irises might give the appearance of having black eyes

Percentages.

  • 32% blue/grey irises
  • 15% blue/grey/green irises with brown/yellow specks
  • 12% green/light brown irises with minimal specks
  • 16% brown irises with specks
  • 25% dark brown irises

Source(s):

American Academy of Opthamology

 

 

 

 

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