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Closer than ever... The million-to-one black and white twins Kian and Remee turn seven
Daily Mail Online ^ | March 30, 2012 | Paul Harris

Posted on 03/31/2012 5:27:17 PM PDT by No One Special

One is black and has big brown eyes. The other is a blue-eyed blonde with the palest of skin.

They might share the same cheeky smile, but side by side, they could hardly look less alike.

Yet remarkably, Kian and Remee are twins, born a minute apart.

The pair owe their appearance to a one in a million combination of their parents’ genes.

Mother Kylee Hodgson and father Remi Horder both have white mothers and black fathers.

The startling result is a two-tone set of delightful little girls.

They first attracted international attention when they were featured in the Mail at less than a year old.

They first attracted international attention when they were featured in the Mail at less than a year old.

Now, approaching their seventh birthday, they have never asked why they don’t look the same, nor have they ever experienced any racial prejudice.

‘They are such a perfect example of how it should be,’ their mother told the Mail. ‘They are not bothered about their skin colour. It’s not the big issue everyone else seems to see it as. It isn’t important to them at all – it’s about what they’re like underneath.’

Kian and her 60-second older sister were delivered in April 2005 by caesarean section.

Kylee, now 25, recalls the moment she saw them for the first time: ‘I noticed that both of them had beautiful blue eyes,’ she said.

‘But while Remee’s hair was blonde, Kian’s was black and she had darker skin. To me, they were my kids and they were just normal. I thought they would start to look the same as time went on.’

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ebonyandivory

Loving: Black and white twin sisters Kian (left) and Remee (right), seven years after they came into the world

1 posted on 03/31/2012 5:27:25 PM PDT by No One Special
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To: No One Special
ogawd just wait until some reality tv producer gets ahold of them.
2 posted on 03/31/2012 5:31:24 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: No One Special

I knew of a similar set of British twins twenty years ago. I was friends with the sister, who looked white. She showed me a picture of her twin brother, who looked black (a lot darker than the twin seen here.) Her mother was English and her father from Africa (I don’t remember which country.)


3 posted on 03/31/2012 5:31:55 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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4 posted on 03/31/2012 5:33:15 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: No One Special

Aren’t genes just a kick in the pants....


5 posted on 03/31/2012 5:33:31 PM PDT by nvscanman
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To: No One Special

Sweet kids, may the lord look after and protect them.


6 posted on 03/31/2012 5:35:27 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: No One Special

I think God has put the black/white issue to rest with these twins. Will Obama ever let us move forward?


7 posted on 03/31/2012 5:39:31 PM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: No One Special

Let’s see which on eis more successful in 20 years.


8 posted on 03/31/2012 5:39:52 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: No One Special
Wow!

I would be proud to have them as my daughters.

What beautiful children!

9 posted on 03/31/2012 5:49:24 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: No One Special

They do look quite a bit alike, except for the complections. Fraternal twins look as much like each other as any set of siblings.


10 posted on 03/31/2012 6:01:28 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: FamiliarFace

That is so very nicely put.


11 posted on 03/31/2012 6:05:19 PM PDT by onona (Great Balls of Fire, Jerry Lee's married again !!)
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To: No One Special
They are beautiful children, but can one sue the other for a hate crime if she takes her toys and hits her? My sister would have really used that one against me if she could have.

Also, before I knew Derek Jeter had a black father and white mom, when he first came up to the majors, I saw a picture of him with his sister and her skin is a lot darker then his. I thought they must be step brother and sister but they're not.

12 posted on 03/31/2012 6:07:01 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: FamiliarFace

If only it could be. He has done more harm in that area than anyone since Lyndon Johnson who still remains the worst president of my lifetime.


13 posted on 03/31/2012 6:18:44 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.)
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To: No One Special

Beautiful girls.


14 posted on 03/31/2012 6:30:40 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: No One Special

Beautiful girls.


15 posted on 03/31/2012 6:30:58 PM PDT by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: the invisib1e hand

The two girls are obviously not identical twins, so they are genetically as similar as ordinary sisters. Notice that they really do look alike. By heredity, they are half white. So, the recombination would be expected occasionally to give such a result, and the chances are much better than a million to one.

Both are very cute, and they look nice together. They are in a two-parent family, which is an advantage lacking for 41% of the children new-born in our own country nowadays.

There is no reason these girls shouldn’t live happy lives. God bless them!


16 posted on 03/31/2012 6:38:19 PM PDT by docbnj
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Thanks No One Special.
Mother Kylee Hodgson and father Remi Horder both have white mothers and black fathers.
"Find out who your father was, Clyde?" -- Gary Trudeau


17 posted on 03/31/2012 6:47:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: No One Special

So cool and just a reminder from God that we can all be traced back to the same beginning that was documented in Genesis. :)


18 posted on 03/31/2012 7:33:49 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: No One Special

Big deal.


19 posted on 03/31/2012 7:34:05 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: FamiliarFace

What a great comment. Perhaps we should send the thread to flag at whitehouse.gov ;-)


20 posted on 03/31/2012 7:35:28 PM PDT by No One Special
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bfl


21 posted on 03/31/2012 8:15:23 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Stand with God anhttp://sanfordfl.gov/inved Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: MacMattico

The first time I saw a photo of Jeter (back when he was in AA or AAA), it was a black-and-white picture in a newspaper and I thought he (i) was white and (ii) looked a bit like Cal Ripken; only later did I realize that he’s half black.


22 posted on 03/31/2012 8:40:11 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: No One Special

What beautiful girls! The black/white thing doesn’t startle me that much, though. We have fraternal twin boys . . . and one looks like my side of the familiy (and acts it) and one looks like my husband’s side of the family (and acts it!). The difference is so pronounced that people remarked on it as soon as we brought them home. “Genetics in action” is always a funny thing!


23 posted on 03/31/2012 8:57:40 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (If you back Newt . . . then SEND HIM MONEY!! "Be Breitbart, Baby!")
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To: the invisib1e hand

I’m from Missouri: show me their DNA.


24 posted on 03/31/2012 10:48:54 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: SunkenCiv
I'm wondering if we could "necklace" Trudeau with that and similar strips from the 70s (in an Alinskyite fashion, that is: make him live up to his own standards).

Cheers!

25 posted on 04/01/2012 2:33:18 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Graewoulf

>>>>I’m from Missouri: show me their DNA.<<<<

I can see a lot of similarities in both, notably in the hair. Skin pigment is fabulously easy to change from generation to generation - I see it up here in Alaska, where most of the Native kids in my classroom have non-Native parents, and skin tones are simply all over the board. My own kid, too - my wife is Italian, I’m Russian Jew, and my son has a olive tone that browns up instantly in the sun - nothing at all like me.

I’d be a little annoyed using these kids as a skin color freak show, but that’s the British tabloid press for you. I expect to see one or both on page three in 20 years. If you know what I mean. Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge. Say no more.


26 posted on 04/01/2012 11:16:08 AM PDT by redpoll
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