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Re: Question about DNA Admixture Tests

Right again Toot! Great responses and explanations! For example Mel, have you ever seen a family of AA's who are all dark brown and there's only light one in the bunch or a family where everyone is very light beige and there's only brown one in the bunch??? This is an example. They are no less related. They are even full siblings. BUT...........will their Autosomal DNA chart look the same - NOPE! Will their admixture results look the same - NOPE!! Are they still 100% siblings.......YES!!! I just used this example because we've all seen families like this or may be in one like this. With Whites, it works the same way.........we have more variation in skin color (skin color diversity), and they have more variation or diversity in hair/eye color (generally speaking of course). So you've probably seen a family or have a friend whose entire family is blonde with light colored eyes and then there's this one brown haired, dark eyed kid who shows up! OH..........another great example of one of my lifelong favorite people........CHER!!!! She and her sister look completely different! They are, however, full siblings! Her sister is blonde with blue eyes (which regrettably, the beautiful Cher always grew up thinking she was ugly and always wanted to be blonde because that's what society told her was beautiful!) and her sister took ALL of her Mom's looks. Yet, Cher took the looks of her swarthy, dark complected, dark hair and eyes having Armenian father! Are she and her sister still 100%, YES. Do they have the exact same ancestors? YES. Will their DNA tests (admixture and autosomal) show up differently, YES! I would surmise that Cher's sister will show a lot more Nordic and Cher's would show up a lot more Eastern European, Eur/Asian mix!

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