The occurrence of black and white twins is considered to be one in a million, but one family in England just gave birth to a second set.
Meet the Hayleigh and Lauren Durrant: Black and White Twins
The BBC has reported that the chance of black and white twins being born is 1 in 500. But parents Dean Durrant and Alison Spooner of England were blessed with two sets of black and white twins.
Dean and Alison’s first set of twins were born in 2001 in Hampshire, England. They had two girls, Hayleigh and Lauren Durrant. And these girls’ appearances surprised everyone right away.
Hayleigh Durrant closely resembled her father, Dean (who is black), with darker skin and hair. But Lauren closely resembled her mother with red hair, blue eyes, and pale white skin.
Sadly, the girls had to field questions right away when they told people they were twins. School mates asked them to prove that they were black and white twins.
Dean told reporters of his two daughters, “Some people can be really rude. They’ll say, ‘You’re lying, you aren’t twins – prove it!’”
At times the black and white twins weren’t accepted by people in the community because of their differing looks. The twins were nearly one-of-a kind.
That is, until their sibling twins were born seven years later.
Lauren and Hayleigh Durrant’s parents decided to have another child, and surprisingly, the parents were again pregnant with twins.