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Old 03-12-2018, 06:45 PM
 
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This may be a very trivial and silly observation but I'm watching Korean kids' shows and noticing that quite a number of the kids in the shows seem to have slightly lighter/reddish hair than just black.

I've been out of S.Korea for awhile, but is it a current trend there to dye kids' hair or is this something more genetic that also appears among other East Asian babies (common sense that babies are often less pigmented than the adults)?

Given that all these kids are fully Korean (they show both parents in the show), and almost always their hair grows darker as they get older, I'm assuming there's some genetic x environmental factors at play here, and it seems to be fairly common among Korean kids, possibly because of their ancient Siberian connection.






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Old 03-12-2018, 06:58 PM
 
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Well one of the parents of the child could have been White.
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Old 03-12-2018, 07:02 PM
 
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^ The kids in these shows are all 100% Korean.
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:37 PM
 
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that’s because they’re still babies and all their melanocytes have not migrated yet.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:42 PM
 
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I'm not seeing any red anywhere, OP. Not auburn, not even a hint of red. However, there definitely were early Indo-European peoples in East Asia in ancient times. I read about a Chinese archaeologist who unexpectedly found a burial of Indo-Europeans dating back thousands of years, and it shook him up; he said the history of China would have to be re-written. I think he was digging in Manchuria somewhere, which shares a border with Korea.
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Old 03-12-2018, 09:59 PM
 
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that’s because they’re still babies and all their melanocytes have not migrated yet.
Ah that would make sense, thanks!
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:02 PM
 
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I'm not seeing any red anywhere, OP. Not auburn, not even a hint of red. However, there definitely were early Indo-European peoples in East Asia in ancient times. I read about a Chinese archaeologist who unexpectedly found a burial of Indo-Europeans dating back thousands of years, and it shook him up; he said the history of China would have to be re-written. I think he was digging in Manchuria somewhere, which shares a border with Korea.
Lol, maybe I'm color-blind but they looked like they had some reddish tint to it in the video.



That's interesting though, I'll have to look up some more info. All I know is that Koreans had contact with Siberians, and there was some documents showing that one Korean kingdom may have had contact with ancient Scythians in the past. In any case I'm sensing that this is a more common biological phenomenon, with babies just simply being less pigmented than as adults.
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