Nobody Wants Ginger Children

The world's largest sperm bank is turning red headed donors away

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We always thought having red hair was fashionable, at least that's what Interview Magazine told us, but it turns out nobody wants ginger babies anymore, reports The Telegraph. The world's largest sperm bank has started turning down donors because of a lack of demand. "There are too many redheads in relation to demand," Ole Schou the sperm bank director told Danish newspaper Ekstrabladet, continues The Telegraph. "I do not think you chose a redhead, unless the partner--for example, the sterile male--has red hair, or because the lone woman has a preference for redheads. And that's perhaps not so many, especially in the latter case."

We wonder why anyone wouldn't want a baby with beautiful strawberry locks. Perhaps it has something to do with the teasing red-headed children sometimes face? Or maybe it has to do with this New York Times piece that claims red heads are more sensitive to physical pain? In that case, we guess we understand that you wouldn't want your decision at the sperm bank to produce a child who might grow up as unhappy as this red-headed woman (thank you, Flickr):

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