Like many twins, they are dressed alike, right down to their pink and white booties, but Kendall and Baylee are no ordinary twins, they’re one in a million.
An unusual peculiarity of genetics means that one sister has black skin and the other is white.
The effect is so amazing that even their own father has said it’s difficult to believe that they’re related, and their mother, Rebecca Horton, said that when they were born, they kept staring at both of them because they just couldn’t believe it.
She said it was a lovely feeling and a big shock, but one thing was for sure, family and friends wouldn’t ever struggle to tell them apart.
The little girls’ contrasting looks can be traced back to their parents. Their father, Curtis Martin, is half Jamaican, while their mother is white.
As non-identical twins, they were created when two eggs were fertilised by two sperm. This means they inherited different genes from their parents, but normally, you would have expected both to have inherited a mixture of black and white genes and be born with a similar skin tone.
Every child is special and beautifully made, no matter what form they come in, whether black or white, no matter the parents they’re born to, they will always be special and amazing.
Some children stand out from others who are born with unique characteristics that we just can’t ignore, and this was the same with the twins of Nigerian Canadian photographer Judith Nwokocha.
Judith’s daughter, Kachi was albino while her son Kamis, had her dark skin, hair, and eye colour.
She said that she remembers going for her first scan when they told her that she was having a baby and she said that she was having two.
The second scan revealed that she was having twins, but she was told the twins might have Down Syndrome.
She said that at 7 weeks Kachi was always behind, was extremely small, she stopped growing, and she remembers the doctors telling her that she might not make it, but she’s so thankful that she did.
She said that she didn’t cry initially, so she was thinking about what was going to happen and how she was going to be, and that she was stunned and thought that they’d handed her somebody else’s baby and she couldn’t believe that she was her baby.
She was short of words and didn’t know what to say while staring at the magnificence she was carrying. But she was just happy that she was perfect, and both were healthy and they’d made her stressed out for nothing.
She said that other than the fact that she’s a different colour, she looks exactly like her.
Kachi is a perfect baby apart from her sensitive skin and eyes and that she’s doing absolutely fine, and that she always turns eyes on the street each time she goes out with her mother, but Judith actually doesn’t care what people have to say about her daughter.
She continued that it took her a while to realise that she was going to be raising an albino and that she was concerned about what people were going to say because it’s not a very usual thing to have an albino and a black baby.
She said that she was also sad because she was worried about how her daughter was going to go through society and how people were going to treat her.
She said that the twins didn’t act differently towards each other and that they have a good sister-brother relationship. That the twins were in the best state, and that every child is beautiful and unique, and we should always remember that.
These are gorgeous babies and their parents are extremely lucky to have such unique children, and this is the sort of thing that people want to read about instead of all the brutality that’s going on in the world, and this just demonstrates that we’re all one ethnicity and no different from each other.