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Pro.crasti.nation
07-22-2020, 10:59 AM
Simple question. I've always noticed that most Bangladeshi/Sylheti families are very diverse. The children can look quite fair or dark, have a broad range of facial features and vary in build too.

This is quite different to my own family, and something I just noted as a child.

Is this variability true of other desis?

I'm guessing it's a consequence of intermixing with various races, in the past. And, as we didn't mix heavily, there's a firm likeness that flows down the generations.

Trouble
07-22-2020, 11:00 AM
Only one of them

Pro.crasti.nation
07-22-2020, 03:43 PM
No more takers?

El_Abominacion
07-22-2020, 03:56 PM
I look like a more Caucasian version of my dad, with my mum's nose and no obvious SSA features. My brother looks less similar to either parent

Stearsolina
07-22-2020, 03:57 PM
Yes.

Stearsolina
07-22-2020, 04:01 PM
Simple question. I've always noticed that most Bangladeshi/Sylheti families are very diverse. The children can look quite fair or dark, have a broad range of facial features and vary in build too.

This is quite different to my own family, and something I just noted as a child.

Is this variability true of other desis?

I'm guessing it's a consequence of intermixing with various races, in the past. And, as we didn't mix heavily, there's a firm likeness that flows down the generations.

Sylheti family I know is extremelly dark, significantly more so than Gypsies. None of them is even remotely light. But they vary in facial features a lot. Woman looks almost Burmese/SE Asian, children look south Indian with broad/fluffy features (very dark indo-brachid) and father looks like Indo-melanid type with refined features.

TheMaestro
07-22-2020, 04:10 PM
Nah not at all, but I have some traits after them.
After my dad I have prominent chin, I'm tall, can tan well, good upper body.
Afrer my mom I have a bit wider jaw and her nose.
Both have pretty good genetics in terms of health (No diseases no alergies) and they both look younger they are.

Incal
07-22-2020, 04:20 PM
Simple question. I've always noticed that most Bangladeshi/Sylheti families are very diverse. The children can look quite fair or dark, have a broad range of facial features and vary in build too.

Same in Peru. I look mostly like my mom's family men.

Thambi
07-22-2020, 05:46 PM
mix of both. I have my dad's features with my mom's skin tone.

Pro.crasti.nation
07-22-2020, 05:55 PM
Cool, some interesting responses.

What about grandparents?

Looking over some of the submissions on the taxonomy forum, I think there are a few cases of prominent Indians/desis/Parsis with dramatic variation within the two generations (parents and siblings).

I should mention that, I didn't get my father's eyes or his propensity to burn in the sun (he goes lobster red, if he gets in the Bangladeshi sun for any length of time, I tan deeply, then begin to burn after a couple of hours).

I'm also half a foot shorter, probably thanks to my mum.

Samnium
07-22-2020, 05:56 PM
edited

hmaohma78
07-22-2020, 06:00 PM
No not really I stick out from both my parents although I think I'm closer to my mother appearance. Also came out "lighter" then both my parents which is common among multi-generational mestizos for stuff like that to happen.

Peloponnesian pride
07-22-2020, 06:00 PM
I was sure that this thread was started by Mortimer...didn't expect to see other user

ShieldWolf
07-22-2020, 06:02 PM
I look like a cross between my North Atlantid father and TrÝnder/Halstatt mother.

Wolfdog
07-22-2020, 06:23 PM
No, really.
I resemble rather my great-grandparents from both sides...

Mixdguy17
09-19-2020, 06:15 AM
I look likw both of my parents, like a good 50/50. I have my dads masculine features combined with my moms femenine features. I think I look more like my dad, but everyone tells me I look like my mom, even on this forum. People say I have my moms eyes, eyebrows and mouth. My eye shape is just like my dads but its influenced by moms eye shape as well but like the look, color and vibe is more like my moms apperantley. Body wise I am almost identical to my dad.

alnortedelsur
09-19-2020, 06:22 AM
I look like a mix of both, but I look more similar to my mom than to my dad.

stellan
09-19-2020, 06:24 AM
i have my mom's face with my dad's pigmentation

‹lev
09-19-2020, 06:26 AM
I look Vlach

Trouble
09-19-2020, 06:31 AM
Look entirely like my mom

Celine
09-19-2020, 06:33 AM
No. :(

Blondie
09-19-2020, 07:07 AM
Yepp, but i like my father more :)

happycow
09-19-2020, 07:09 AM
Probably a mix between my mother and father leaning more towards my mom.

Ranger0075
09-19-2020, 07:16 AM
My parents aren't bald tho

dududud
09-19-2020, 07:34 AM
A mixture of my father, a bit of my mother and a good influence of my French maternal great-great grand-father

WeirdLookingFellow
09-19-2020, 08:30 AM
I definitely look like both, and have a mix of both's personalities (despite my dad passing at 9 and not really seeing him since he left to work in Italy when I was 7).

I also resemble by paternal grandfather and I expect to resemble him a bit more once I hit 50.

RatCat
09-19-2020, 09:57 AM
I look like my father and paternal grandmother.

Kaspias
09-19-2020, 10:18 AM
I look like a mix of my maternal great-grandfather and paternal great-grandfather.

Spaniard 2.0
09-19-2020, 10:30 AM
The people tell me that I look a lot like my father, but I don't know, I would say that I am a combination of both.

Benyzero
09-19-2020, 10:33 AM
My parents aren't bald tho

Yo mom bald lol

Benyzero
09-19-2020, 10:33 AM
Iam a good mix tho, my mothers wider face , good tanning mixed with my dads body frame.

Castor
09-19-2020, 01:09 PM
I love them.

Satem
09-19-2020, 01:18 PM
My family was telling I look much like my mum but with age I start to look more like my dad

Terminator98
09-19-2020, 01:29 PM
No, not at all. I'm almost like copy of my maternal grandfather.

wisteria
09-19-2020, 01:33 PM
I think I look like a mix. But I don’t look my maternal grandmothers family whatsoever, more like my maternal grandfather and a mix of my dads side..

Александра
09-19-2020, 01:34 PM
Yes, I'm very much like my mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Chris596
09-19-2020, 01:45 PM
No. I look like a mix of my paternal and maternal grandmothers mostly.

Universe
09-19-2020, 01:49 PM
I am an 50-50 mix between my parents. I don't resemble my grandparents and other family members(aunts, uncles, cousins etc) at all.

Ylla
09-19-2020, 02:02 PM
Yes I think I resemble both parents. I recently saw a school picture of my dad from the 70s and I didn't realise just how much I resembled him when I was a little girl (a feminised version of course). My son resembles his grandad too which I find adorable.But as an adult I resemble my mom a bit more.

Hithaeglir
09-19-2020, 02:06 PM
I've got characteristics from both, but i think i lean more towards my father's side.

Celestia
09-19-2020, 02:09 PM
I got my mothers dark hair and eyes but Iíve been told my facial features resemble my dads more

fortress europe
09-19-2020, 04:44 PM
Yes.

Milenko
09-19-2020, 04:48 PM
I i got from father, mother and grandfather (dads side)

Kriptc06
09-21-2020, 03:51 PM
I look mostly like my father and resemble my maternal grandmother, for a little while I pondered if my grandma was actually my mother, but nope, I dna tested her, I'm approx 27% similar with her tho.

My father is a 50-50 with his parents, and my grandma looks like a clone of her mother, which in turn looked a clone of her mother, I've seen old pics, those genes are strong there in my grandma's case.

Annie999
09-21-2020, 04:36 PM
I have the same body type than my mom, my face however is not particularly similar to any of them, except for the tip of my nose which is exactly like my dadís.

Finnish Swede
09-21-2020, 04:51 PM
Mix of them. My mom is Nordid Baltid mix. There is some Baltid on me too, but less.
The interesting issue point still is that I have gotten my granny's eyes. So looks like that some features can jump over one generations.

CordedWhelp
09-21-2020, 05:09 PM
I have my fatherís big egghead, facial features between the two. Small nose and eye shape id say more like my mother.

EternalYouth
09-21-2020, 05:28 PM
I look completely like my maternal grandfather and overall take after my maternal side.

MiloshN
09-21-2020, 05:41 PM
Copy-paste of my father xD

Altaylı
09-22-2020, 08:30 AM
Yes I'm like a mixture of mom and dad my Turanid elements come from both side but my mom looks a bit more mongoloid than my father her cheekbones too wide and her eyes too asiatic looks like a tatar or a nogai :D

Karadon
09-22-2020, 09:17 AM
i look like my maternal and paternal grandfather 50/50