Twins: same face but in different color

@leeandrew (1226)
Philippines
November 20, 2012 7:27pm CST
I saw this article in facebook about a couple of the same race born a twins with different race. They are all girls: their features seems all the same but their colors is not. Just thinking if it really could be possible?
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@gary23 (425)
• India
21 Nov 12
Sometimes babies are a lot different from their parents. Its beacuse of their genes. But if they are twins, I am a little surprised. What did the doctor say? Is it normal for him?
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@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
21 Nov 12
This is what found out. There are other incidents of twins having different physical traits. I just want to share you this link (not a referral): http://www.oddee.com/item_96625.aspx
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• India
9 Feb 13
Thanks for this discussion. Yes it is possible, the heredity plays a role there.
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@leeandrew (1226)
• Philippines
11 Feb 13
Yeah, that is what I found out when I research the thing. But it's it weird to think that you are twins and yet you are black but your twin sister is blond. Sooner or later insecurity would creep in and that is a very hard thing to handle. I just hope though that they're parents will be wise enough to handle issues like that. Thanks for dropping a comment.
@Lovegreen (376)
• Philippines
21 Nov 12
I've read it's possible, has something to do with slavery in the old days when black women slaves were raped by their masters. The offsprings maybe black in color but there's white trait in their DNA which they could pass on to the next generation.
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@leeandrew (1226)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
Really?! but that would awkward to tell the parents that there might be something like that, that happens on their lineage long time ago reasons why they have white dna that make them born a white girl. I know that there's nothing wrong with it, but when the family goes out people probably have stared at them thinking the white girl is adopted. It's sad and different but that is life.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
21 Nov 12
That is possible because children does not only get their traits from their parents but also from their grandparents as well. So even if the parents have the same skin color, but one of the grandparents has a different one, then the child could get that physical trait. However, it is rather uncommon for twins to have different skin color. The ratio might be one in a million.
@leeandrew (1226)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
Good point! But... I don't want to say it's weird but it's definitely different. I agree with what you say co's with me... my hair is kinky and I have spent loads of money for rebonding/straightening just to make my hair straight. Mom and dad has straight hair but my uncle has kinky hair, I probably got from them.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
Exactly! We may not have the physical traits of our parents but could have those from our ancestors.
@kat_2x (105)
21 Nov 12
yes it could be possible..if it runs to there family already that would be possible.
@leeandrew (1226)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
Yes! many said it's possible, though sometimes it's just hard to think that it really happens. But the kids are cute and probably teenagers already this time. Thanks for the comment and happy mylotting!
@edvc77 (2143)
• Philippines
21 Nov 12
We inherit our genes from our parents, grandparents, or relatives. It might be that they have blood with white or black complexion. One girl inherited the white and the other is black. I'm not sure of this. It's my view about it. Good day!
@leeandrew (1226)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
So true, some our siblings looks like our parents and some resembles our uncles and aunts. These twin thing is one in million happenings though. I myself would love to have a twin children God willing, but I want it a girl and a boy, and of course with the same race.
@neelia27 (896)
• Philippines
21 Nov 12
i`v seen it too but i don`t remember where.. it could be on you tube or i have watched it in the news.. and that is possible if both parent`s are from different race.. that is so amazing how God created those twins.. the parents should be very proud of their twins because it is one of a kind..
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
21 Nov 12
Of course it is possible. The black gene is the dominante gene while the caucasian gene is recessive. So even if there is only one set of black genes in the genetic history of either of the parents, the dominante gene will eventually show up again. This is why it is always good to be truthful about your ancestors. You never know when you will get a big surprise. It works the opposite way too. I knew a young lady that did not know that she had caucasian genes in her genetic ancestory. Her youngest child was white as snow with blue eyes and blond shirley temple curl hair. Her husband and her own family tried to disown her for cheating on her husband. Finally a great aunt spilled the truth about a certain ancestor. Her husband still left her, but at least her family stood behind her.
@leeandrew (1226)
• Philippines
23 Nov 12
I never thought it could be possible, innocent me, I forgot that life is full of unexpected things. That is a sad story. Poor lady she must be wondering how did it happen too. She must be vindicated where aunt spill out their lineage story. But still it's sad co's her husband still left her. Good thing with this one I'm talking about are twins. The doctor assured them that they are twins and were born just minutes apart. It would be funny to think here of cheating. I'm trying to imagine it but come up with a very hilarious imagination only.
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
21 Nov 12
That is really interesting! I have not heard about it. Maybe only scientist who studies DNA will understand and whether what make this possible. Life is full of unexpected events