Both Chantel and Ashton, who are twins and hail from England, were born to parents of different races, which explains their distinct appearances. It is said that just one in every 500 couples of mixed race will experience this.
Although Chantel Broughton was born in England, her mother is of Nigerian descent and her father is white. Her partner Ashton, on the other hand, has roots in both Jamaica and Scotland.
Their identical twins, on the other hand, are a perfect illustration of the unpredictability of DNA because their skin tones are different from one another.
During her appearance as a guest on the British television program Good Morning Britain, Chantel claimed that she and her boyfriend were not surprised by the fact that both of their children were born in April. To be more specific, the children’s skin was virtually exactly the same color.
Nevertheless, Chantel saw, over the course of time, that one child’s complexion was becoming darker. Additionally, the twins’ eyes are different colors; one has brown eyes, while the other has green eyes.
According to Chantelle, both she and her boyfriend are pleasantly pleased by this, but people who meet them on the street are far more stunned by the fact that they are twins with different skin tones. This is because people rarely see twins with various skin hues.
When people see the difference, they ask us, “Are they really twins? One has dark skin and the other has pale complexion. It’s quite strange, I’ve never seen anything like it.”
On another occasion, Chantel appeared as a guest, and Dr Amir Khan discussed the reasons why some sets of identical twins are born with varied skin hues.
“In this particular instance, there are two sperm that fertilized two eggs,” the researcher explained. There are around 20 distinct genes that contribute to skin color, and the combinations are completely random.
What is located in one sperm may not be the same as what is located in another sperm, and the same is true for eggs. In this case, one set of genes is responsible for fertilizing one egg, while another set is responsible for fertilizing the second egg.
As a direct result of this, one of the children will have lighter complexion, while the other will have darker skin, along with darker eyes and hair.
“This is a total coincidence and a very rare occurrence – approximately one in every 500 couples of mixed race have twins with distinct skin colors,” the author writes.
The physician notes that in today’s society there are more interracial marriages, which means that this occurrence is growing more widespread.
In addition, the medical professional notes that because to the limited sample size, very little investigation into the genetics of such twins has been carried out.