Multiple Births

UK Mom Welcomes Second Set Of Black and White Twins!

Twins Hayleigh and Lauren Durrant proudly hold their new sisters Leah and Miya — who incredibly are also twins with different skin tones.


Their mixed-race parents Dean Durrant and Alison Spooner repeated the two-tone miracle after a seven-year gap.

When the first set of twins arrived in 2001, the couple were astonished to see that Lauren took after her white mum, with blue eyes and red hair, while Hayleigh had black skin and hair like dad Dean.

Then this year Alison, 27, found she was expecting again — and lightning struck twice.

She had twin girls again. And little Miya was born with dark skin like her dad and Leah is white like former recruitment consultant Alison.

The latest set of unique twins arrived on November 13 by Caesarean section after just 37 weeks of pregnancy, when scans revealed both were breach.

Doctors took 30 minutes to deliver them, with Miya weighing 4lb lloz and Leah 5lb 10oz.

Doctor Carol Cooper, the author of a book on twins, said there was a two-in-a-million chance of a second set of twins like the Durrant girls.

“To have a second set of non-identical twins is unusual. It means the mum is very fertile.”

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