Monday, July 28, 2008

Black & White Twins

I saw this article on Randi's blog and just had to post it. I didn't know that this was something that would actually happen (I mean oon paper I am sure statistically it could happen, but having a set of twins, one black and one white and two bi-racial parents just doesn't seem like it would actually happen).

Black and white twins

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.

More of the article here.

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