Can two whites produce a Black Baby? and vice versa?

India
March 14, 2012 2:47am CST
Can two white couples give birth to a black baby and can two blacks give birth to a white baby? I recollect a film where this was an issue between the husband and wife leading to divorce.The black couple had a white baby. the hubby suspected his wife.the village head was called to solve the issue.he ordered for a beetle leaf and some lime. He asked the hubby to chew the leaf with the lime and spit it after some time. It was red.The village head then convinced the hubby saying that if a green leaf and white lime can produce red colour then two blacks can have a white baby too
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@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
16 Mar 12
I think it is possible but 1 percent degree to be sure.
• India
16 Mar 12
Yes it is possible but how?
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
17 Mar 12
Here in Asia, which superstitious belief is still exist. They believe that when mother before the pregnancy eat black fruit or any black meal. The mother possibly born a black baby but not sure either
@ajalitus (127)
• United States
16 Mar 12
Yes they can but it's really up to chance and genetics. My parents both have dark skin and I turned out to have light skin because I inherited some of my grandpa's genes. It depends on the family. It's not very likely though.
• India
16 Mar 12
Having skin darkened by sunlight is quite different from that aquired naturally by tranfer of genes. Which category your parents belong to?
@ajalitus (127)
• United States
16 Mar 12
Well my parents are Nigerian, if that's what you're asking. I'm saying that major genetic variation is possible and my scenario is a good example of it. All my brothers have dark skin except for me. It's not really about sunlight tanning, darkening, or anything like that.
@Olleenz (3400)
• Indonesia
14 Mar 12
Check their family tree. If previous generation married with black person, that possible.
• India
15 Mar 12
Its appears after i posed this question i am more confused than before. I know there is a possibility that such things can happen.But still i wanted to know mylotters reaction to this issue
@Olleenz (3400)
• Indonesia
15 Mar 12
Let me put this way .... When people married, they also pass their gene to their son / daughter. It can be dominant gene (G3), Middle gene (G2) and recessive gene (G1). On this case, first generation (mixed married) pass middle gene (who carried black chromosome) to their son/daughter and stay that way for many generation. On next generation, let say on four fifth generation tree, they married with their partner who had recessive gene. Middle gene became dominant and when this couple have a child it become black. But explanation above can be wrong, it just my opinion ...
@Christoph56 (1508)
• Canada
14 Mar 12
I've heard that it is possible... but, for it to have the best chance, you would need both white parents, to have a black parent... in that case, you'd get a black baby, about 50% of the time. Or, if both parents had all black parents, but both were albino :) Otherwise, it is still possible for 2 white parents to have a black baby, because all human ancestory comes from Africa, and therefore, everyone is at least a bit black... however, the further back in each's family you go to get to a black parent, the less likely that you'll get a black child.
• China
14 Mar 12
um,maybe... genic mutation? and if black is a autosomal dominant gene,it will be impossible to for them to get a black child?but if white is the autosomal dominant gene it will be a 75% possible to get white baby ,25% to a black one? oh ???????????,????????????•••
• India
15 Mar 12
I am now wondering why i raised this question. I am now more confused than ever before.It was that scene in the film that prompted me to put this question to mylotters.Anyway as you said there is a possibility they could be truth in that
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
16 Mar 12
I have heard of such cases. It was explained as recessive genes. I know that a couple who both have blue eyes can have a baby with hazel or even light brown eyes. Usually they can find the culprit in the family tree.
• India
16 Mar 12
I too think it is possible because anything is possible in nature.Yes someone did suggest that we must follow the family tree to get a perfect answer
@Ollanna11 (372)
• United States
15 Mar 12
I don't believe anything is a coincedance. Genes play 90% of a childs makeup. If two whites make a black baby I would be shocked. Unless the lineage carries the gene. I haven't heard of two blacks making white babies.
• India
16 Mar 12
Yes genes play an important role in determining skin colour. I think it must be possible to have black and white babies to white and black couples respectively
@surfer222 (1715)
• Indonesia
14 Mar 12
Not sure... if i'm remember it right, in highshool we were taught about dominant and recessive gene, black is dominant gene and white is recessive gene. The dominant can produce a recessive but the recessive cannot produce dominant, so maybe black parents can produce white baby, but white parents cannot produce black baby. I think you still need a family tree to consider too...
• India
15 Mar 12
My question is casuing me more confusion than solution. haha.Most of mylotters think that is possible.But still there is an element of doubt because most of them are not fully convinced of their replies.Perhaps a doctor will set all doubts to rest
@rahul2u (201)
• India
14 Mar 12
hi this scene is from ottesi cheputunna telugu film.and the village head is srikanth and the wife and husband is kovi sarala and bramhanandam. and i don't know either it is possible or not.according to science it is highly impossible.otherwise ask this to the village head(srikanth) he may solve your doubt. ha ha
• India
15 Mar 12
I dont remember the name of the film. But i saw the original version in Malayalam.The village head was played by Nedumudi venu.But it was a fantastic movie
• Bangalore, India
14 Mar 12
I think scientifically it is possible.Because color height and other things in case of baby are decided by combination if genes that took place at the time fertilization of sperm with female egg.Naturally we don't have control on the combination of genes but using scintific methods we control it also.
• India
15 Mar 12
Yes it seems possible.But if combination of genes determines colour then obviously tow blacks and two whites must have black and white producing genes in them.
• Philippines
14 Mar 12
I'm not sure, I'm not an expert. What you saw was a film so I wouldn't base my conclusions on it. I'm sure a white and a black can produce a black, or a white, but two blacks? I'm gonna say "no".
• India
15 Mar 12
Yes most of us aren't sure. Thats why i posed this question.Now i am more confused than before. Anyway i believe its possible.May be doctors can throw some light on this
@almond24 (1250)
• Hungary
14 Mar 12
I don't know what the science is behind it, but seems possible. Like vitiligo is a pigmentation problem, with some white patches on the skin. If that's possible, why couldn't happen that the whole skin lacks pigments (just wondering). As much as I know, even from black and white marriages most babies are born with black or darker skin, because those genes are more dominant.
• India
15 Mar 12
Vitiligo is a skin disease,but taking birth is not.So as most mylotters seem to believe that it is possible to have white and black babies to black and while couples respectively i too carry the same view. Nature is unique
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@urbandekay (18312)
14 Mar 12
It is possible though very, very unlikely all the best urban
• India
15 Mar 12
You seem just as confused as i am. HAHa. You have taken a non committal route to answer.Anyway in this world anything is possible
@SViswan (12072)
• India
3 Apr 12
I assume you are talking about the complexion of the parents and child and not about the communities....since I vaguely recall reading the story that you have mentioned. If it is the complexion you are talking about, it is possible for parents who are not fair complexioned to have a dark child and vice versa.The colouring depends on the melanin content of the skin and that varies from person to person.
@garson (886)
• United States
26 Mar 12
Just like many comments here, it is unlikely for two white parents to produce a black baby. It could happen to two black parents. Their babies could have lighter skins. If there is one that is really white, he/she could be albino.
@mjweed21 (693)
• Philippines
21 Mar 12
Yes it is possible that Whites can produce Black. So long as you have within you family members be it distant or close having the black features, it is possible to be inherited by the baby. There are traits that are quite recessive in long period of time and when being matched by dominant then it is possible to produce a black baby. Genetics are kindda complicated stuffs for me though.
@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
16 Mar 12
Two blacks can if the child is an albino, perhaps also if there are white (grand)parents in the family. Might be the same with 2 white people but I think the change is very low. But genetically it must be possible if both (white and black) run in both families and the right dna matches.
@2004cqui (2823)
• United States
15 Mar 12
It is scientific fact it can happen! DNA. Need I say more?
@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
15 Mar 12
I think it is possible but unlikely. For a white couple to have a black baby, one of them must have a black somewhere in their ancestry and vice versa. However, if a woman had a baby of a different color, the first thought would be that she was fooling around with someone of that color whether it is true or not.
@anil02 (2959)
• India
15 Mar 12
Hello I think it is not possible, From couple one must be white or black to have baby white or black. Lime and green leaf can produce red colour because of chemicals. Turmrice and salt also produce red colours.
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
15 Mar 12
Thats a weird test. Havnt they heard of DNA??? If you look at you tube they have videos of just such things. Black couples with white baby and white couples with black baby. Seems there may have been something way back in the blood line.