Okay, someone (no names mentioned) very rudely said to me.. I thought you said you had red hair. So this is to show, verify and clarify that I do have red hair.. AUBURN hair to be exact. Auburn hair is DARK RED.. as in until the light hits my hair it's hard to notice.. light hits and wham.. red, red red.. As you can tell, this is a sore spot with me.. and I'm not going to explain why here.. for those of you that do not think Auburn is red, and tried to make me out to be a liar.. read below.. From Wikipedia, Red Hair: bec Red hair From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about people with red hair, also sometimes called Redheads. For other uses, see Redhead (disambiguation). Red hair (also referred to as auburn, ginger, or titian) is a hair color that varies from a deep red through to bright copper. It is characterized by high levels of the reddish pigment pheomelanin and relatively low levels of the dark pigment eumelanin. People with red hair are often referred to as redheads. Red is an uncommon hair color among humans; at most, two percent of the human race is redheaded. Red hair is found mainly in Northern and Western European populations, and their descendants, although it occurs in low frequencies throughout other parts of Europe, Asia and Africa. Red hair appears to be caused by a recessive gene on chromosome 16 which causes a mutation of the MC1R protein. It is associated with fair skin color, freckles, and sensitivity to ultraviolet light. Cultural reactions have varied from ridicule to admiration; a common stereotype is the “fiery-tempered redhead”. As well as in humans, red hair can be found in other mammalian species such as orangutans, squirrels, and highland cattle. Red hair or fur can be found in some breeds of dog and cat, and certain species of fox and deer. Genetics The genetics of red hair are now being uncovered, together with connections between red hair and melanoma, skin disorders in general, and different reactions to anaesthesia. There is evidence of genetic linkage of eye color with other hair colors, such as brown hair, although MC1R is not linked to eye color. The inheritance of red hair is close to what geneticists describe as an autosomal recessive mode of inheritance. This means that the parents of red haired children may carry the gene for red hair but not have red hair themselves. There is also evidence that red hair may be an example of incomplete dominance. This means that when only one copy of the red hair allele is present, red hair may blend with the other hair color, resulting in different types of red hair including strawberry blond (red-blonde) and auburn (red-brown).