Biracial Babies Breaking the Net
It’s no secret that couples get a little bit “carried away” (not trying to offend anyone here, I just couldn’t think of a better word due to being stupid) with uploading pictures of their babies when they’re born. You find yourself scrolling, scrolling and more scrolling through all the ‘magical’ changes that must be recorded faithfully.
Of course, if you have twins, you can have double the fun, especially if, like these parents, your twins are a genetic wonder.
Meet the Meyer/Dean family from Illinois
Thomas Dean and Whitney Meyer welcomed twins, Kalani and Jarani, on April 23rd of last year.
If you take a close look at their family picture, you may notice something a little different about these bundles of joy: they have different skin colors.
“At first when they were born, I wanted to believe it but it’s so rare I didn’t think it’d happen to my twins!” Meyer told KHQA. “But sure enough they’re biracial twins!”
One of the twins follows on from mommy, while the other one follows on from daddy. The proud mom has shared several pictures of the twins on Facebook to showcase this amazing genetic rarity.
If you want to get all technical, official term-y, these two would be commonly referred to as biracial fraternal twins.
According to the BBC, the chance of fraternal twins from a biracial couple with different skin colors being born is about 1 in 500.
While these two may share a birthday, they’re actually developing different personalities and habits. While Kalani is very energetic and is already crawling, Jarani tends to focus on eating a lot more, and she hasn’t started crawling yet.
Photos of the girls have received thousands of likes and hundreds of shares and comments from adoring fans who just can’t get over their cuteness.
Thanks to this post, a lot of other biracial twins have ben sharing family photos on Facebook as well.
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It all goes to show that genetics are cool and beautiful and, ultimately, meaningless because color doesn’t determine family. (h/t khqa)