Twins have different skin color

December 1, 2006

London - Twin boys have been born with different skin color, a rare genetic occurrence, experts say.

London - Twin boys have been born with different skin color, a rare genetic occurrence, experts say.

Mother Kerry Richardson told Britain's Sky News that the boys were born with white skin, but one's skin darkened and the other's lightened in the months after their birth in July.

Richardson is of Nigerian and English heritage, and the father is Caucasian, the Associated Press reports.