What Percent Of Irish People Have Red Hair?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
In 1955 author E.A. Hooton  addressed this question in "The Physical Anthropology of Ireland".  He found the country series includes only 4.2 per cent with this shade.   Red hair of the Irish is definitely exaggerated. Currently there is no more than 5 % of red hair in Ireland (EA Hooton, Up From The Ape, 1958). Red hair in Sweden is more common. 
Thirty-five percent of the overall population carries this gene.
moodie madd Profile
moodie madd answered
Only about 5% of the population actually do. I find this very suprising because you think of Irish people to have red hair!
Hannah King Profile
Hannah King answered
I looked and it said 4 or 5 percent
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
At least 10% of the people of EIRE, have red hair and a further 46% have red hair genes.

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