Redheads

Redheads

About Redheads

Red hair occurs naturally on approximately 1_2% of the human population. It occurs more frequently (2_6%) in people of northern or western European ancestry, and less frequently in other populations. Red hair appears in people with two copies of a recessive gene on chromosome 16 which causes a mutation in the MC1R protein.

Contributions by The Anome, Chocolateboy, and Michael L. Kaufman.