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    12-02-2012, 11:24 PM
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Foal
What ethnicity/heritage are you?

I am 50% Danish, 12.5% Italian, 12.5% German, 12.5% Dutch, & 12.5% Native American.

So what's your ethnicity? Does it matter to you?

I personally prefer mixed heritage over full. Because then you get a little something from each ethnical background. I have the hair of a Dane, nose of an Italian, I tan like a NA, the 'temper' of a German*my mom says*, and tall like the Dutch. Most(I say most) of the 'full blooded' seem to look very similar. When you're mixed, you're the best of both worlds.
     
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    12-03-2012, 12:21 AM
  #2
Started
I'm all English if you trace back my family tree as far as it goes, but I recently had my DNA analysed by these people

BritainsDNA

Which identified that my genetic inheritance comes from the African sub-continent up through Europe in a pretty broad manner.

In other words, I am as are most (but not all) people of 'European' origin :- a mongrel
     
    12-03-2012, 12:26 AM
  #3
Started
Russian
Irish
Swedish
Polish
German
French
And
Roman
     
    12-03-2012, 12:26 AM
  #4
Green Broke
Cant tell you percentage but I'm German, Irish, Italian, Scottish, Mexican and American from what I've been told. My dad was adopted so we just had what was written on his adoption papers to go off of. He's Canadian born though. So yup I'm a mutt haha.
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    12-03-2012, 12:43 AM
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Trained
I couldn't tell you the percentage of most, but I am primarily German, with some random Scandinavian (primarily Swedish and Norwegian), and 12.5% Syrian. My great-grandfather was from Syria. My family doesn't have any Syrian traditions we do or anything. Most of my mom's family looks very German/Scandinavian. Even my grandpa, who was Syrian/Norwegian only had thick dark hair and slightly olive skin.

However, one of my mom's brothers (only one. The other one could be photoshopped into a picture of Germans from the early 1900s and blend right in) has very dark skin with very dark hair that's thicker and curlier. My mom and other brother have fairer skin and my mom was born with blonde hair and my uncle with light brown.

Same with my brothers. Myself and one have fairer skin and were born blonde and blue eyed (though I now have hazel) with thinner hair and just less of it. Our younger brother has thick, dark, wavy hair with darker skin and started shaving when he was like 9 or 10.

I do tan like a beast though. I know the exact date of the last time I had what is considered a "normal" sunburn. It was in June 2008 and I can't remember the last time before that.

Genetics are weird.
     
    12-03-2012, 12:54 AM
  #6
Green Broke
Not sure on percentage but my family's roots are English, Irish, German, Italian and Native American. My I believe great Grandmother was 100 percent Cherokee Indian.
     
    12-03-2012, 01:18 AM
  #7
Yearling
English, Scottish, some from Switzerland (Swiss??), and 1/8 native American from my moms side. :)
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    12-03-2012, 01:19 AM
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Yearling
My great gma was 100% native American. Chickasaw I think. Or Blackfoot Cherokee I don't remember. On my dads side we are related to princess cornblossom.
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    12-03-2012, 01:19 AM
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Yearling
We also traced our lines back to John Paul jones of Scotland.
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    12-03-2012, 01:21 AM
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Trained
Primarily Irish and Norwegian. I tan easily though, and rarely burn, so no idea what led to that, haha.
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