Because of a rare genetic incident, 28-year-old Rebecca Horton and 24-year-old Curtis Martin’s twin girls inherited one parent’s genes each.
Twin Kendall got the genes for black skin from her half-Jamaican father while Baylee inherited her mother’s genes for white skin.
Although the pair was born on the same day, their parents admit they couldn’t be any more different from each other.
Kendall is relaxed and sleepy while Braylee is “loud and needy.”
“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,” Horton said. “They are shocked when we say yes.”
Martin admits that everyone who sees his twins completely adore them.
“Everybody loves them. We’ve got used to it but you hear people whisper as we walk past,” he said. “If I saw them out, I don’t think I’d believe they were related.”
The couple knew from early on in the pregnancy that they were having twins. But they never expected to have a black and a white one!
“When they were born, we kept staring at both of them – we couldn’t believe it,” Horton said. “‘It was a lovely feeling and a big shock. One thing I know for sure is that family and friends won’t ever struggle to tell them apart.”
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