Mixed Couple In UK Has Twins: One Black, One White (PHOTOS)

Genetics is an amazingly complex affair, and apparently it’s possible for the twin children of a mix-race couple to be born with white skin and black skin instead of a mixed skin tone.

Of note, the father of the twins, Curtis Martin, is a black-skinned half-Jamaican, and their mother is a white British woman.

The twins – named Baylee and Kendall – are fraternal (not identical) twins who developed when two eggs were fertilized by two separate sperm. This means each twin inherited different genes from their parents.

In almost all cases, babies (including twins) inherit a mixture of black and white genes and are born with a mixed skin tone. However, in this case, and bearing odds of more than a million to one, Baylee inherited genes for white skin, while Kendall’s genetic inheritance includes genes that code for black skin she received from her father.

Twins Have Quite Different Personalities

Of interest, the twin girls have quite different characters.

Kendall is very relaxed and will typically sleep the day away. But, on the other hand, Baylee, is ‘loud and needy’ and is looking for attention almost all of the time.

Their mother noted that they are becoming an attraction when the family goes out in public: “When people look in the pram and see that one is darker than the other, they will sometimes be a bit thrown and ask if they are twins.”

She continued: “They are shocked when we say yes.”

Dad Curtis Martin, a builder from Kingswinford in the West Midlands, told the press in an interview: “Everybody loves them.”

Source: Mail Online

Photo: David Crump/MailOnline

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