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I wonder if humans can have amber colored eyes.

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my_real_head
Jun. 12th, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)
Short answer: Yes.

Long answer: Wikipedia has quite a few pages on eye color. It's pretty fascinating.

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fayanora
Jun. 12th, 2010 10:30 pm (UTC)
:-D
ysabetwordsmith
Jun. 12th, 2010 06:31 pm (UTC)
Well...
Amber ranges from the palest yellow through the deep gold commonly thought of as amber, into orange and brown and finally black. I've seen humans with honey-colored eyes that I would call amber, which are probably classified as brown, but are much much lighter than most brown eyes I've seen.
fayanora
Jun. 12th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Well...
Awesome!

I wondered because two of the members of my Collective, Fayanora and Shao'Kehn, have amber eyes. Among the Ah-Koi Bahnis, amber is a common eye color. AKB have lots of common eye colors that would be unusual for humans, including mixes of colors like "rainbow." Skin and hair colors can get odd for them. One character has pure white hair, eyes, and skin. The only color she has on her whole body is the blacks of her eyes (what would be whites of eyes on humans). Another character has naturally green hair.

Fayanora and Shao'Kehn, though, could pass as human easily enough if they had in contacts that covered the whole visible eye, since they both have black hair, amber eyes, and amber skin. (They could be identical twins, they look so much alike.)
ysabetwordsmith
Jun. 13th, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
Re: Well...
Human, or pass-for-human, eye colors are more diverse than most people think. Some are just really rare. There's a shade of blue that's nearly silver, like Husky eyes. There's a Celtic-by-way-of-faerie color called "yellow-gray" that makes no sense as a descriptor until you've seen it, kind of afternoon sunlight through thin stormcloud color. I had a high school friend with eyes like that.

Actual mixed colors are rare, but hazel can theoretically be any blend of brown/amber/green/blue etc. It is most often a light brown and green or amber and green.
fayanora
Jun. 13th, 2010 02:23 am (UTC)
Re: Well...
Oooh, sounds pretty.

Mixed colors are a form of heterochromia.
shadowsculptor
Jun. 12th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
My brown eyes have lightened to amber a time or two, that I've seen (in a mirror).
sanacrow
Jun. 13th, 2010 05:04 am (UTC)
My first husband had gold-amber eyes like a cat. Including the reflective light in near-dark thing.

My father had the husky-glow-blue eyes. Mine are grey-blue, except sometimes when they're a clearer light blue. (Everyone else in the family has dark eyes.)

My wife's eyes are "officially" hazel, but change with her moods to anywhere from light brown with flecks to true green.
eruditeboredom
Jun. 14th, 2010 03:31 am (UTC)
I've seen a couple of pairs of amber eyes. The main thing that separates eyes that are "officially" amber and not a golden hazel or a honey brown is the type of pigment. The pigment found in amber eyes in humans is also found in hawks, falcons, and other raptors. That pigment is what causes the fluorescing that sanacrow mentioned. My husband's eyes change when he shifts, but they're usually hazel version of amber. Pretty, but no fluorescing or reflecting.
bell_silver
Jun. 14th, 2010 06:37 am (UTC)
I knew someone growing up who had very gold eyes...don't know if that counts.
fayanora
Jun. 14th, 2010 06:38 am (UTC)
Cool!
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