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View Poll Results: Your eye color
black or dark brown 74 25.00%
med to light brown (incl. hazel, amber) 58 19.59%
green 58 19.59%
violet 1 0.34%
blue 91 30.74%
grey 7 2.36%
other 7 2.36%
Voters: 296. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-25-2009, 04:00 PM
 
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An old picture of me. I am of mixed European descent and do identify as "Hispanic".
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Old 11-25-2009, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Cool pic of your blue eyes!
I decided to go for the green eyes.
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Old 11-25-2009, 04:45 PM
 
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Cool pic of your blue eyes!
I decided to go for the green eyes.
...and they're real, too
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:03 PM
 
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Thank you all!
And a special one for Thomas R.

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I consider myself Black (even though I'm a quarter Japanese) but I have dark brown eyes, but if you look closely around my eyes (and many of my family members on my black side) we have light blue circling around the dark brown. It's weird yet cool...
That's also what my maternal relatives have! Not necessarily light blue though. My mom has a purple circling.


crisp444: sos lindo.
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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i've gotten stopped on the street by strangers asking if my eyes were for real, lol. It's def a compliment.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:33 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I'm mostly of European descent and I have blue eyes with green and gray touches. It changes depending on the light and what I'm wearing. I know a few Hispanics with hazel and blue eyes, but they're mostly criollo with not much Native American ancestry. I've never heard of anybody having violet-colored eyes.
It's very rare, but there are a few reported cases of violet eyes. Elizabeth Taylor is sometimes said to have violet eyes. Judging from eyes that seem to be termed "violet" I would probably say they're more of an odd dark-blue.

People with albinism may occasionally have eyes that appear red or pinkish. I think many who have that wear sunglasses. It appears that "violet" eyes might be basically blue eyes with red elements from blood vessels that make them appear violet in certain lighting.

BBC - h2g2 - Determination of Eye Colour
Eye Color - Blue Eyes Versus Brown Eyes: A Primer on Eye Color
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:10 PM
 
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Thanks Thomas R.
I find it interesting that the webpage states that blue eyes are rare. I don't find them to be rare at all. In fact, where I live, blue eyes are more common than brown eyes.
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:22 PM
 
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Eye color? On city-data? This strikes me as one of the oddest threads on here in awhile.
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:29 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Thanks Thomas R.
I find it interesting that the webpage states that blue eyes are rare. I don't find them to be rare at all. In fact, where I live, blue eyes are more common than brown eyes.
I think "rare" is overstating it, but in a global perspective brown-to-black eyes are the most common by a wide-margin. Blue-eyes is pretty much just Northern Europeans and some Central Asians. If you live in Northern Europe, or places where most are of substantial Northern European ancestry, blue eyes might feel commonplace but that only makes it common for your area.
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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I have "black" eyes and those are most common?
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