Photos: Mum gives birth to twins with different skin colour


Hannah Yarker, 20,  gave birth to twin girls who have different skin tones. One of the girl’s inherited her mum’s fair complexion, while the other took after her dad who is mixed race. Hannah says her black and white daughters now turn heads whenever she takes them out. She constantly has to explain that the 10 month old girls are hers and that they are in fact twins as it is a rare occurrence, said to have a million to one chance of happening.

She spoke on the attention they got and how happy she is to have one of each, she said:

“Kyle is mixed-race and I’m white, so from the word go, our friends joked: ‘What would you do if one came out dark and the other was fair?’ Laughing it off, I replied ‘I don’t think it’s very likely!’ Now our girls turn heads wherever they go and it is not just because they are so cute”,

“I can’t walk down the aisle at the supermarket without getting stopped. People always comment, ‘Are they both yours?’, ‘are they sisters’, ‘are they related? As well as looking different Anaya and Myla are already developing their own personalities”. Myla is always on the move, she’s already crawling, although backwards, while Anaya’s more laid back”,

“We can’t believe they’re twins, they’ve got the same birthday and the same mum and dad but they’re just complete opposites in every way.”

She added:

“At first, both the girls had a purple tone to their skin, but they looked darker so I assumed they’d both taken after Kyle. But after two weeks, it was clear Myla takes after her dad with dark skin, brown eyes and brunette locks, while Anaya is more of a mummy’s girl with a pale complexion, fair hair and light eyes. We couldn’t believe it. Kyle and I told all of our relatives and friends, ‘We’ve got one of each.

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