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PostSubject: Mixed Twins   Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:01 pm

This happened awhile ago...I just came across it. This is just amazing. The girls(pics below) are just little dolls. :mrgreen:

Black and white twins
By LUCY LAING, Daily Mail

Last updated at 08:54am on 2nd March 2006

Kylie with partner Remi and daughters Remee and Kian

When Kylie Hodgson gave birth to twin daughters by caesarean section, she was just relieved that they had arrived safely.

It was only when the midwife handed them over for her to hold that she noticed the difference between them.

Remee, who weighed 5lb 15oz, was blonde and fair skinned. Her sister Kian, born a minute later weighing 6lb, was black.

'Our two gorgeous little girls'

"It was a shock when I realised that my twins were two different colours," said Kylie, 19. "But it doesn't matter to us - they are just our two gorgeous little girls."

The amazing conception happened after two eggs were fertilised at the same time in the womb.

Both Kylie and her partner Remi Horder, 17, are of mixed race. Their mothers are both white and their fathers are black.

According to the Multiple Births Foundation, baby Kian must have inherited the black genes from both sides of the family, whilst Remee inherited the white ones.

Kylie, from Nottingham, discovered she was pregnant in the summer of 2004 and a scan at the Queen's Medical Centre revealed that twins were on the way.

"It was a shock at first to discover I was expecting as we hadn't been trying for a family," she said I had my 14-week scan and the sonographer ran the scanner over my stomach and announced that I was carrying twins.

"We couldn't believe it. Neither of us could take our eyes off the scanner - you could just see two of everything, even the outline of their little noses. We were both overwhelmed."

The twins were born by caesarean in April last year because one of the girls was lying in an awkward position in the womb.

"I didn't see them at first," added their mother. "They were both whisked away to be checked over and then the midwife came back and placed them both in my arms.

"I noticed that both of them had beautiful blue eyes, but whilst Remee was blonde, Kian's hair was black and she had darker skin.

"It seemed strange, but I was feeling so ill that I didn't really take it in at that stage."

The next day she mentioned the colour difference to her mother, who told her that Remee's skin would darken as she grew older.

But as the weeks passed, Remee became lighter still while Kian went darker. And while Remee's eyes stayed blue, Kian's turned brown.

"There are some similarities between them," said their mother. "They both love apples and grapes, and their favourite television programme is Teletubbies.

"If they haven't seen each other for a few hours, they are so pleased to see each other and will hold out their arms, wanting to hug each other. And their smiles just light up their faces.

"I'll explain it all to them when they get older about why they look so different."

Million to one odds

The odds against of a mixed race couple having twins of dramatically different colour are a million to one.

Skin colour is believed to be determined by up to seven different genes working together.

If a woman is of mixed race, her eggs will usually contain a mixture of genes coding for both black and white skin.

Similarly, a man of mixed race will have a variety of different genes in his sperm. When these eggs and sperm come together, they will create a baby of mixed race.

But, very occasionally, the egg or sperm might contain genes coding for one skin colour. If both the egg and sperm contain all white genes, the baby will be white. And if both contain just the versions necessary for black skin, the baby will be black.

For a mixed-race couple, the odds of either of these scenarios is around 100 to one. But both scenarios can occur at the same time if the woman conceives non-identical twins, another 100 to one chance.

This involves two eggs being fertilised by two sperm at the same time, which also has odds of around 100 to one.

If a sperm containing all-white genes fuses with a similar egg and a sperm coding for purely black skin fuses with a similar egg, two babies of dramatically different colours will be born.

The odds of this happening are 100 x 100 x 100 - a million to one.



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PostSubject: Re: Mixed Twins   Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:24 am

That so cool! They are such cute girls!



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PostSubject: Re: Mixed Twins   Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:02 pm

Awww, they are beautiful! :)


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PostSubject: Re: Mixed Twins   Sun Dec 10, 2006 3:50 pm

That's amazing. What beautiful little girls too!




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PostSubject: Re: Mixed Twins   Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:20 pm

I saw that, that is amazing! :D

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PostSubject: Re: Mixed Twins   Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:03 pm

Something like that in Mekico a few mouths ago only the diffrence was that the Wife was Black and the Husband was white and the twins were boys


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PostSubject: Re: Mixed Twins   Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:20 pm

That's amazing! Such beautiful girls too!
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PostSubject: Re: Mixed Twins   Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:18 pm

They are so adorable!

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PostSubject: Re: Mixed Twins   Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:23 pm

awwwww...They r soooo cuite
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PostSubject: Re: Mixed Twins   Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:45 pm

I want twin boys and a girl! Did I already say that on here somewhere? I cannot remember, lol

I figured the parents would have to have some white in them. That is the coolest thing. It's like a miracle.

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PostSubject: Re: Mixed Twins   Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:57 pm

Yes Beckie, I think you've said that once or twice.


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PostSubject: Re: Mixed Twins   Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:12 pm

No, I only said it once on here and then just now.

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PostSubject: Re: Mixed Twins   Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:31 pm

Oh, well, it may have been on PT. I check that out sometimes.
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PostSubject: Re: Mixed Twins   Sun Aug 12, 2007 7:28 pm

wow that is different



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PostSubject: Re: Mixed Twins   Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:47 pm

I read something similar in an Italian magazine when I was little. An Italian woman had married a Somali man and they also had mixed twins...I wonder how they are now. They were adorable back then.

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PostSubject: Re: Mixed Twins   Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:14 am

Although I think that's so cool, I feel kind of bad for the twin who came out white looking...I mean she'll probably feel awkward growing up with her family members looking very different from her - kind of like the odd one out. :(


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PostSubject: Re: Mixed Twins   Mon Aug 13, 2007 1:21 pm

They are absolutely beautiful!

What a wonderful and precious thing.


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PostSubject: Re: Mixed Twins   Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:10 pm

Melissa wrote:
Although I think that's so cool, I feel kind of bad for the twin who came out white looking...I mean she'll probably feel awkward growing up with her family members looking very different from her - kind of like the odd one out. :(

I agree.Blue

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PostSubject: Re: Mixed Twins   Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:36 pm

My husband and I (and both of our children) are all white and we intend to adopt from Liberia.

We've been taking classes for that very subject and have found that multi-cultural families do very well, assuming there are a variety of races/cultures in ones society (church, school etc.)

Although I can see it having been a problem as little as 20 years ago, I don't think it is such a big issue today, unless you lived in an area that still held such silly beliefs.

I think it's important to remember that the cultures and traditions one celebrates start at home, regardless of race/color.


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PostSubject: Re: Mixed Twins   Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:41 pm

They're the most precious little darlings!!! :love3:



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PostSubject: Re: Mixed Twins   Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:45 pm

I am white and my husband is 1/2 chinese and 1/2 white. Well our eldest son looks white and has blonde hair and blue eyes, while our youngest looks chinese expect he also has blue eyes.
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PostSubject: Re: Mixed Twins   Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:22 pm

Cool! I bet they are nice looking. :)

Our neighbors are white and adopted 3 black children and they did very well. I want to adopt some day to!

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PostSubject: Re: Mixed Twins   Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:58 pm

This is amazing! grinsmiley Twice :faint2: Woman Gives Birth to Mixed-Race Twins Again

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PostSubject: Re: Mixed Twins   Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:07 pm

Susie wrote:
This is amazing! grinsmiley Twice :faint2: Woman Gives Birth to Mixed-Race Twins Again


I saw that on Yahoo! That is so neat!





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PostSubject: Re: Mixed Twins   Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:04 pm

That IS amazing!!


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