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BAMAPHIN 22
10-28-2006, 07:11 PM
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Twins Layton (right) and Kaydon Richardson (left) from Middlesbrough, are officially one in a million after one was born black and the other one white.

A pair of British twin boys has been born with different skin color, a rare genetic occurrence according to experts.

In an interview with Britain's Sky News program, mother Kerry Richardson said that the boys were both born white but as they've gotten older one of the boys got darker and the other lighter.

Today, she says, the twins attract attention wherever they go.

Richardson is of mixed race, with Nigerian and English heritage, while the father is white.

A genetics expert at Oxford University says such births are rare, as the genes that cause skin color normally mix together. In this case, he says, it appears the genes for skin color didn't combine for some reason and the boys may have inherited different genetic codes from their mother.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15447465/

MNFINFAN
10-29-2006, 01:57 PM
Well they are not identical twins, its not their skin colour that is solely different. The whiter kid has caucasian hair, while the darker one has hair that is common to people of african descent.

There is more of a chance that these are fraternal twins, which means they had different eggs and different sperm fertilizing them. The mother has african and english genes makes sense that some of her eggs are going to have more of the african traits and others have more english.

Skin colour if I remember right is a Dominant Gene, and so they can be Co-Dominant and cause both features to be shown, so when a cell undergoes a meiotic division to produce the ova that the Co- Dominant genes could end up on different female haploid cells (ovum), as due to the meiotic and then mitotic divisions in the production of female gametes. To me what happened is that the mother released an ovum that had her african ancestory and then an ovum that had her british ancestory. They then were fertilized by the sperm of her husband, who is white and she gave birth to fraternal twins of different colour.

FinaciousOne
10-29-2006, 02:40 PM
Well they are not identical twins, its not their skin colour that is solely different. The whiter kid has caucasian hair, while the darker one has hair that is common to people of african descent.

There is more of a chance that these are fraternal twins, which means they had different eggs and different sperm fertilizing them. The mother has african and english genes makes sense that some of her eggs are going to have more of the african traits and others have more english.

Skin colour if I remember right is a Dominant Gene, and so they can be Co-Dominant and cause both features to be shown, so when a cell undergoes a meiotic division to produce the ova that the Co- Dominant genes could end up on different female haploid cells (ovum), as due to the meiotic and then mitotic divisions in the production of female gametes. To me what happened is that the mother released an ovum that had her african ancestory and then an ovum that had her british ancestory. They then were fertilized by the sperm of her husband, who is white and she gave birth to fraternal twins of different colour.

This explanation could save the mailman's life.:escape:

MNFINFAN
10-29-2006, 06:37 PM
This explanation could save the mailman's life.:escape:
:roflmao: it could indeed, but if he is anything like the milkmen in my route back in London, they were in the pub at half 8 in the am after delivering all their milk.

finswin56
10-29-2006, 07:42 PM
This explanation could save the mailman's life.:escape::lol:

Roman529
10-29-2006, 08:57 PM
This explanation could save the mailman's life.:escape:


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finfan01
10-30-2006, 12:21 AM
This explanation could save the mailman's life.:escape:

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ih8brady
10-30-2006, 02:29 AM
when these kids tell other people they are twins, will anyone believe them?