The world is full of beautiful and wonderful things, some so astounding and unreal it can be hard to fathom. Sometimes, this beauty is in the form of a person, in this case, twins. And not just the regular kind, two sets of them! But, there is something incredibly special about these children.
Rare Black and White Twins
Alison Spooner and Dean Durrant are the proud parents of two sets of twins, and what makes them so unique is the fact that both sets, born seven years apart, are black and white. This makes their family the only one in existence with such an occurrence.
Dean, the father, is West Indian. His skin is dark and so is his hair. His partner, Alison, has white skin, blue eyes and red hair. In 2001, when their first set of twin girls was due, they expected mixed-race children. Instead, one baby, Lauren, was born with light skin like her mom, along with her red hair and blue eyes. Her twin sister, Hayleigh, looked like Dean.
Now, twins born different colors are not something new, although it is rare. According to reports citing a geneticist, the odds of twins being born biracial is about 1 in 500,000.
But, what makes this family even more special is that the exact thing happened when the couple had twins again in 2009. As you can imagine, the couple was astounded to have had this incredible occurrence yet again.