March 1st, 2007

Lack of facial hair in adults

Setting is fantasy, but the humans in it are no different from real humans. I want to just say that this certain ethnicity/racial group has men that "don't grow beards," and leave it at that. Is this realistic? What other consequences would this have, if any? Would it be a genetic or a hormonal difference, and what would it mean for other body hair and the hair on the top of the head?

I've done various searches for beards, facial hair, and puberty-related things, and I have found a few web pages that claim that Native American men don't grow beards, but not enough that I'm sure that this is true.

ETA: Mod question: are posts unmoderated now?