11 unusual traits that your children tend to inherit from their father

When a child is born, most family and friends will try and identify all the similarities that the child has to the mother or the father. Whether it is the color of the eyes or whether it is the shape of the jawline or shape of the lips, people are always looking to spot who the child looks more like. The way the child looks to some of the personality traits of the child can be determined by genes which are inherited from the parents. These are some of the traits that scientists believe are inherited from the father.

1. ERRATIC BEHAVIOR
Scientists have revealed how there is a certain gene which is linked to the trait of being a risk taker and someone who is willing to live a life full of adrenaline rushes. If the father is someone who is a risk-taker then it is possible that the child will also follow in the same footsteps of wanting to be on the edge and enjoying the highs or riding the lows.

2. ⓈⒺⓍ
Well, this is a scientific fact that the gender of the child depends on which chromosome gets passed down by the father. A male chromosome pair comprises of an X and a Y but it’s a pair of X’s for the females. So, if the X chromosome gets passed down by the male parent, it results in a girl child whereas a boy takes birth if the Y chromosome gets passed down.

3. FINGERPRINTS
Fingerprints are one of the most unique parts of human beings and no two persons have the same fingerprint. Fingerprints have been known to be specific to each of us and we have our own special patterns underneath our fingers. The baby will not inherit the father’s fingerprints but what the child can inherit are some of the patterns (swirls or lines) which are similar to the father.

4. HEIGHT
Most parents would wish for their children to be tall and well built but it is their genes which are collectively responsible for whether their baby is likely to be tall or short. What tends to happen in most cases is if the father is tall and of a good height, the child will also tend to be tall. If the father is short on the other hand, it is very possible that the child will also be short.

5. EYE COLOR
The way the eyecolor is determined is a fascinating process. Genes from both the mother and the father are responsible for determining the color of the eyes. Researchers have stated that there about 6 different genes which are responsible for what eye color your child will have. The extremely dominant brown genes and the passive blue alleles contribute to deciding the eye color.

6. LIPS
The shape and appearance of lips remain unchanged over generations. As per the data, the dominant genes deciding the appearance of lips are usually from the father.

7. DIMPLES
Dimples are the little depressions that appear on a person’s face when they smile and these are often considered to be an attractive feature. However, they are actually classified as a facial deformity despite the fact that they are considered to be attractive. Research has shown that these marks are genetic and so if the father has dimples, it is possible that the child will also have dimples.

8. MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS
Numerous researches and studies have been conducted to know about the causes of mental illnesses but there is an ocean of knowledge that is yet to be discovered in the area. Nonetheless, it has been found that a child is four times more likely to inherit a mental sickness from its father than from the mother’s DNA. Disorders like ADHD or schizophrenia, or even bipolar disorders, can be passed from the fathers DNA to the child.

9. HEART PROBLEMS
Some experts have revealed that about 1 in 5 men tend to carry a gene which is linked to coronary heart disease. The gene is responsible for increasing the chances of heart disease by almost 50% and is believed to be passed down through the genes of your father and not of your mother. For those who have a family history of heart disease need to take extra precaution and measures.

10. DENTAL ISSUES
It is believed that the jaw structure, as well as the teeth of a newborn, are linked with the child’s mother and father. Many experts believe that the genes from the father tend to be more dominant than that of the mother. Of course, the mother and the father are responsible for the how the baby looks but, in the end, it is your father’s genes which determine how you look.

11. INFERTILITY
There are several reasons to infertility in a man. The most crucial being the infertility of the father. When a child is being conceived with a low concentration of sperm cells, there are high chances for the child to suffer from infertility when he grows up. If a child is conceived via an in-vitro fertilization because of a lesser sperm count, the child will most likely also have a low sperm count as an adult.

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