Monday, 3 February 2014

Kurdish Eyes

Updated: 08.09.2016

Only 23andMe V3 kits have been used.

Also take a look at Palisto's The color of the eyes: 7 HERC2 variants in the Kurdish gene pool
and Maju's Map


  1. I do not trust GEDmatch's eye color predictions. They seem to make eye color predictions that are much lighter than the actual color. For instance, this is GEDmatch's prediction of my eye color:

    In reality, I do not have blue eyes, let alone light blue eyes (I was born with blue eyes but they darkened when I was about 6 months old. My eye color is hazel, something like this:[user]=139222260&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=0

  2. Mine isn't that off
    Flash, daylight and prediction

  3. I tested through FTDNA. Can that be the reason?

    1. Most likely.

      There are many SNPs that not tested through FTDNA.. All individuals in the original post are tested through 23andMe.. For example check KRD0004's results, first is tested through FTDNA and latter 23andMe:

      See how different the tested SNPs.. FTDNA version lacks of several important SNPs responsible for darker pigmentation.

      23andMe used to have many SNPs that is for "Health" related, while FTDNA is more about Ancestry.. Not sure what is the current sitiuation on V4 chips.

    2. Thanks for your reply, MfA.