Did Genghis Khan have red hair?

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Did Genghis Khan have red hair?

Answer:

This is a widely debated topic among scholars of the period and in short it is unknown whether he had red or dark hair. Some accounts describe him as having a red beard and hair and it is known that some of his ancestors most certainly had these traits, but as to his own hair color sources are conflicting. The only depiction from the time of the ruler shows him as having dark hair, but this may have been done intentionally to mask his red hair. In all, it is impossible to know whether the ruler had red hair or not, but it is more likely that he didn’t.