Yes, it is a relatively rare but real possibility that twins could be born with different skin colors. This is more common in dizygotic twins, also called non-identical or fraternal twins, which come from two separately fertilized eggs. These twins share about 50% of their genes, just like any other sibling.
In the case of twins with different skin colors, this usually happens when the parents are of different races and each twin inherits a different set of genetic traits. It is an excellent example of genetic variability and the beauty of human diversity.
It’s also a reminder of the importance of not judging people on their appearance. Despite their different appearance, these twin sisters share a very strong family bond. Their story emphasizes that sibling connection goes beyond physical differences.
The personality difference between twins is also quite common. Even in identical twins, who share 100% of their genes, there can be significant personality differences. This is because although genetics plays a big role in determining our personality, our experiences and environment also have a major impact.
It’s a shame that Lucy was teased because of her physical differences. It’s a lesson for all of us in the importance of celebrating diversity and respecting others’ differences.