General Question

Melonking's avatar

What is the origin of blond hair.

Asked by Melonking (1221points) September 15th, 2008

I know that it is from europe originally but where what part, you would think the romans might have been blond but they are always depicted with black hair. It seems a very odd, no animals have blond hair and very few have blue eyes, where do these sort of things come from.

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

6 Answers

Seesul's avatar

I have seen animals that you could consider blonde, dogs, cats, horses, etc. Golden Retrievers is one breed that comes to mind. Many cats have very blue eyes, as do some dogs. In Pompeii there are paintings of blondes, men and women.

Melonking's avatar

Well, thanks for the good answer but its a bit too good… now the topic will die, but still Great Answer.

Nimis's avatar

Blonde genes?
I think I’m totally misreading the question…...

syz's avatar

We tend to think of Nordic tribes as blond gene pools. Basically, the closer to the equator you are, the more melanin you have as protection against the sun. The more northern the clime, the less solar radiation reaches the surface of the planet, therefore the less protection from the sun’s ray you need.

Melonking's avatar

That answer is good too….... sorry I can’t think of much to say.

Bri_L's avatar

The head?

Answer this question

Login

or

Join

to answer.

This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.

Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
or
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther