Photos of some children who inherited features from their parents. It has long been known that some children inherit the genes of their parents and they are very much like their parents.

Here are some cases in history:

This baby has the same amazing eyes as her mother

Children Who Inherited Features From Their Parents: Photos

Father and son, owners of beautiful blue eyes.
Father and son, owners of beautiful blue eyes

Here is dad and daughter are at the same age. Just one face, how much they look alike.

dad and daughter are at the same age

And these babies inherited the style of sleep from their parents. 
Children Who Inherited Features From Their Parents: Photos
And these babies inherited the style of sleep from their parents.

And this guy is the owner of the fingers of each of the parents. On one hand - from mom, and on the other - from dad.

Children Who Inherited Features From Their Parents: Photos

This young man was photographed at the same age as his father. 

This young man was photographed at the same age as his father.

Children Who Inherited Features From Their Parents: Photos

Since the beginning of human history, people have wondered how traits are inherited from one generation to the next. Although children often look more like one parent than the other, most offspring seem to be a blend of the characteristics of both parents.

Centuries of breeding of domestic plants and animals had shown that useful traits — speed in horses, strength in oxen, and larger fruits in crops — can be accentuated by controlled mating. However, there was no scientific way to predict the outcome of a cross between two particular parents.

It wasn't until 1865 that an Augustinian Monk named Gregor Mendel found that individual traits are determined by discrete "factors," later known as genes, which are inherited from the parents. His rigorous approach transformed agricultural breeding from an art to a science.

He started with parents of known genetic background — to provide a baseline against which to compare patterns of inheritance in the resulting offspring. Then he carefully counted the numbers of individuals showing the various traits in successive generations of offspring.