Notably, Google records more monthly queries about black people with natural blue eyes than it does about blacks with green eyes. Many believe that the blue-eyed gene, or indeed those for green or hazel eyes, only occurs naturally in Europeans, and that people of African heritage with these eye colours are wearing coloured contact lenses. Contrary to what many believe, blue and green eye colours do occur naturally in people of both black African and Asian ancestry. According to science there are two ways this can happen. The gene does not create a blue iris, but rather, it turns off the mechanism that produces brown melanin pigment. Many think that black people with blue or green eyes are wearing coloured contact lenses. As mentioned, gene mutation is one cause; the other occurs when a person of African heritage possesses Caucasian relatives on both sides of their family who are carriers of the gene for that particular eye colour.
Kynlee. Age: 28.
The gene does not create a blue iris, but rather, it turns off the mechanism that produces brown melanin pigment.
Jaycee. Age: 28.
Black celebrities with hazel eyes
But in a report by a team of researchers from Copenhagen University traced all blue-eyed people back to one ancestor who lived approximately 8, years ago near the northwest coastal regions of the Black Sea. The gene does not create a blue iris, but rather, it turns off the mechanism that produces brown melanin pigment. Bristow eventually had to make a statement refuting these claims about the child's eye colour, and maintaining that the image depicts the boy's natural eye colour.