Mum gives birth to twins with TOTALLY different skin colours!

They could NOT be more different!

Editor / May 16 2019

A mum was shocked to the core when her twins were born with two different skin colours.

Sarah Jones, who already has two other children, gave birth to the fraternal twins prematurely at 26 weeks after a very difficult pregnancy. 

She named her girl twin, Malyasia and the boy twin, Malachi and watched over them as they were placed in the ICU department with Malachi weighing a little over 1kg and Malaysia only weighing 879 grams.

 

 

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As they were so tiny at birth it was hard for doctors to see their skin colours, but as they grew and developed everyone was shocked to see that one had very dark skin while the other was very fair.

"A lot of nurses didn’t know how to approach me with certain questions," Sarah revealed to Love What Matters. "I got statements like, ‘I’ve been a nurse 23 years and have never worked with twins like them.’ ‘Is it weird having a white twin and a black twin?’

"When we’re out in public I’ve gotten questions like, ‘Are they adopted?’ ‘Are they twins?’ ‘Do they have the same father?’ It’s amazing the things I get asked. They’re constantly getting looks from people, but they are always adored," Sarah adds.

"My now 6-year-old, being dark skinned, and my now 2-year-old, being fairly fair-skinned, my babies fit right in with our family. All 4 of my kids are total opposites, but best friends."

 

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My Little Mixed Family !! And I've never got them to smile together this was a big accomplishment 😭😂🤣 !! They're both missing one sock opposite feet twinning problems !! #family #Twinning #adorablebabies #twinstagram #siblinglove #siblinggoals #smiles #babiesofinstagram #preemiestrong #prettymixedkids #prettyeyes #mixedgirlsrock #mixedkidsrock #happybaby #love #myheart

 

And the differences don't just end with the skin tone of the twins. Sarah says they have completely different personalities.

'They couldn’t be any more different from their hair colour to their skin, eyes, their attitudes and little personalities,' said the single mum.

According to experts, there is only a one in 500 chance of mixed race parents having fraternal twins with two different skin colours.

"It's such a blessing and such an amazing experience," says Sarah. 

Frances Sheen has been a magazine and website journalist & editor for the last 20 years - both in Australia and the UK. She's appeared on countless TV and radio shows to discuss parenting and launched her own social media parenting brand. She's the mum of two little girls and juggles that with a busy working life.