Home News NEWS:WOMAN GIVES BIRTH TO BLACK AND WHITE TWINS

NEWS:WOMAN GIVES BIRTH TO BLACK AND WHITE TWINS

66
25 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 13 Google+ 0 StumbleUpon 2 Pin It Share 10 Email -- 25 Flares ×

A woman in Germany has given birth to fraternal twin boys. The first baby named Ryan has lighter skin and blue eyes;the second twin is dark-skinned with brown eyes. The twins’ mother,Florence,who was born in Ghana,West Africa, gave birth to her Black and White twins on July 11th:

The twin boys, named Ryan and Leo, are the offspring of mixed-race couple Florence Addo-Gerth, from Ghana, and her German husband Stephan Gerth.The infants caused a sensation at the Sana Hospital in Lichtenberg, Germany, where they were born last Friday.Birgit Weber, the doctor who helped deliver the babies by ceasarean section, said that in 20 years of practice, this was the first time she had seen differently-coloured twins.“Ryan came first, and everything was as usual,” Fox News quoted Weber as saying.”But when Leo was born, I couldn’t believe my eyesThe infants caused a sensation at the Sana Hospital in Lichtenberg, Germany, where they were born last Friday.Birgit Weber, the doctor who helped deliver the babies by ceasarean section, said that in 20 years of practice, this was the first time she had seen differently-coloured twins.“Ryan came first, and everything was as usual,” Fox News quoted Weber as saying.”But when Leo was born, I couldn’t believe my eyes


SOURCE,SOURCE2

  • twinsandparents
  • blackandwhitetwins
  • blackwhitetwinsparents

SIMILAR ARTICLES

16

22

Around the Web

66 COMMENTS

  1. I’m now not certain where you’re getting
    your info, but good topic. I must spend a while studying
    much more or understanding more. Thanks for great info I
    used to be looking for this information for my mission.

  2. We know that most people cannot afford to acquire 3ds games. So we try our best to helpyou get free ds games. We do this by giving you 3ds roms so people can play 3ds games on your nds, computer, and even your cellphone! If you would like to get free 3ds video games then visit our article right now! 3dsroms.net

  3. Ummm…does the other -darker twin-have a name? He was not acknowledged nor was there mention of his name. Perhaps a Freudian Slip? Things that make you go hmmmm?

  4. Just to give you a sense of the underlying racism of this article, see how the “dark-skinned” baby’s name is not published, but the “light-skinned” baby has a name – Ryan. Mmmh. Makes you wonder.

  5. Beauty is only skin deep….

    This is a beautiful couple that had beautiful twins!! May God bless their children to grow up healthy and strong no matter what color they are! Black people come in all shades…and they are all Beautiful!!

  6. Yeah victoria rowells kids are good example, but what about karyn parsons? I mean wow her daughters white, even whiter than the dad. And her son does look darker skinned. Its weird but i find when its like a mixed race parent with a white parent, if the mixed race person is dark skinned, their baby comes out really white. But ive seen light skinned mixed race people with white partners whos kids are darker than them. you just never know how those genes are gonna blend do you. thats what makes life a nice variety

  7. HMMM, Now I am in an interracial marriage and I know my husband would question paternity if our child looked like the darker baby. They are both beautiful, but I personally have never seen a biracial newborn that dark. Please, before you attack me, I am not saying anything is “wrong” with a beautiful dark complexion, just that it’s unusual in this circumstance. I also agree that the other one does NOT look white!

    • The only time I recall this happening is when the couple themselves come from mixed families. There is a family in the States that had two sets of twin girls that came out the same way one was blond haired blue eyes the other brown skinned brown eyes but both parents actually looked Hispanic to me. If you want to look it up the parent’s names are Kylie and Remi Hodgson.

  8. Thank you Not Buying it. I forgot to mention at times I can be judgmental. I doesn’t make it ok. However the first step to solving a problem is to admit you have one. I didn’t realize how much all those things I mentioned in my last post still effected me. After I posted I cried like a baby. Now I feel better and I feel blessed because seeing it in writing helps me see how far I have come after I have been through.

  9. maryamb, you’re right, I don’t know you. Perhaps I shouldn’t judge. But hopefully you’ll see that you did quite a bit of judging yourself, which caused a lot of the defensiveness on this board to begin with.

    Hearing a bit of your story and checking out your pics online made me check myself (btw you have a beatuiful family) and reminded me of why I am on this site to begin with. It’s not to argue back and forth with other viewers on this site; instead it’s to marvel at the beauty of the black family.

    Peace…

  10. To Not buying it I say good day sir. Later for you. To someone that does not know me I am sure the remarks I made concerning my looks it may seem conceited. For people who knows me know other wise.

    The reason I said what I did about not liking being pretty growing up was because I started getting unwanted sexual attention from boys starting at the age of 4-5. On the playground and in my neighborhood. I was raped from the age of 16-21. As far a women being catty. The friends I had growing up all of their boyfriends at some point or another hit on me. I told them about it and they took the guys side and stop talking to me. This is my reality is it because I was pretty I don’t know but when I was a kid it what I felt and thought. I remember one time this boy kiss me and I didn’t want him to and I bite him and I ended up getting a paddling because I tried to defend myself. However I don’t expect you to understand. How can you? You are only seeing the surface of what I am saying instead trying to see my point of view. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.

    just because I said somethings you feel I shouldn’t have. It doesn’t make me a bad person. You don’t even know me. I am not stating any of this because I am trying to justify anything to you Not buying it or Hera I just didn’t want the other board members to get the wrong idea.

  11. For those of you who are curious. You can see my handsome husband ,me and my children here.

    http://www.tagged.com/maryamb

    Do I have faults? Yep Who doesn’t? Do I have things about the way I look I would like to change yes. I have had four kids and I need to tone up. The faults I am aware of I talk more than I listen, I can be selfish at times, I need to work on having more tact. I need to work on being more patient. I need to learn how to better manage money. I can be shallow at times. Thing is I can admit it. Can you? He who is without sin may cast the first stone. My good points. I am very giving. I read to my kids before I put them to bed at night. I am a great cook(born and raised in Louisiana). I can draw very good( still have a lot to learn). I can sing pretty good. I have a few talent shows under my belt. I am ambitious( I have lots of goals I have set for myself. One of them I have met. I got my dream home.( At least it was until I realized how much of it I have now to clean. I am very witty and easy going unless I am rubbed the wrong way. I will do anything for the people I love. I am a risk taker which can be bad as can be good. The thing I like best about me is that although from time to time I wear fake hair but I never put on airs. I am who I am love me or hate it won’t change unless I feel the need for personal growth.

  12. You are telling “your truth” “your opinion” Why should I have to keep mine to myself when you don’t.

  13. Hera to you I say good day sir. If you haven’t noticed I have a pic of me in my post. That’s all I have to say to you that and refer to my previous post. It’s a right way and a wrong way to do everything. If you are trying to get someone to see the light you are going about it the wrong way.

  14. -maryamb419 WTF.

    “Truth be told. I never like being pretty. Because women were always catty and I would get way more male attention than I wanted. Does my being at a different standard of beauty that the lady mentioned above make me any better than anyone else?”

    —Homegirl is having a laugh.I’d really like to see a picture of you.I bet you’re not half as pretty as you think you are.That’s not an attack,that’s me just the’telling the truth’.

  15. @Naija Gal

    THANKYOU FOR TELLING Maryamb419 THE TRUTH,you are awesome.How the woman looks has nothing to do with anything.People are so hateful, Maryamb419 hasn’t told ‘the truth’ it was her opinion and one she should keep to herself.

  16. To all my fellow posters, I apologize if I have offended any of you. It’s just bothers me that someone feels that they can tell me how I need to feel or see things. To be honest, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. What may be beautiful to you may be another thing to me. My field of work is politics and we agree and disagree constantly. But my colleagues,peers and I still continue to respect one another. Even though a fellow blogger has decided to resort to name calling, I’m going to be the bigger person. I’m not going to judge her by her comments. Much love to all my fellow posters. @black I loved your post.

  17. Nope I didn’t say they couldn’t correct them. I said I didn’t care if I made them as long as my meaning came across. Why you so worried about my grammatical errors you should work on reading comprehension. I cause you don’t know what that means. It means understanding what you read. If not seeking understanding. Next time ask what I meant instead of putting words in my mouth.

  18. So people can’t correct your grammtical errors but you can correct others spelling errors? Hmmm..the ways of a hypocrite….

  19. The reason I said what I did about the African I met is because that is my truth. All of the Nigerians I have met have come off as mightier than thou. They have good qualities. I love how my sister in law takes care of her family back home. I have a few friends that are married to Nigerians so I am around them all the time. My friends say they love the way the women take care of family, but they are hard to be around because the are very condescending.

    As far as my grammatical errors as long as you get my meaning is my only concern. I never liked language arts in school I thought it was boring as hell. I excelled in anything I found challenging. Math and Science were my strong points.

    I have four beautiful kids and I am a stay at home mom.

  20. @Mary

    Thank you so much for guilty plea.

    I see that you are winding down and tiring out. (There you go again with those grammical errors…)

    1. Princess and Prince?! Where did you see that?

    Again, you are distancing yourself from others by making yourself unapproachable with your superficial comments…everyone (besides Steffie) can see that…

    Like I said earlier, we are one-in-the-same…my African family raised all of us to live everyday as if it were our last, nurture and lift ourselves and others around us up (just like yours)…not tear each other down…like you.

    Maybe you need to run into some more Africans…because you are the one acting like a bigot…discriminating against others and relying on fabricated beliefs against an ethnicity (…”As well as most of the Nigerian people I have come in contact with. Also what’s with them all claiming to be princesses and princes? Care to explain. It’s amazing how African look down on African-Americans.”)

    Deep down, you’re AFRICAN and you can never, ever run from that…ever.

    Do you have children? I had to ask.

    Anyway, peace be with you my broad-nosed, milky eyed sistah…

    …from another broad-nosed, milky eyed sistah.

  21. Not buying you don’t have to scroll through all most post to get crude remarks all you have to do is read yours. LOL

  22. maryamb..you know what you said. If you really think I’m going to scroll through the various posts to find your crude remarks, you’re sadly mistaken. Others agree on this post because they’ve read what you’ve said regarding this article and others that was judgemental; embrace your hypocracy (now check the spelling on that, while you’re at it, spell check your posts)…hehe

  23. @Maryamb419

    Again, congrats on making yourself look like a buffoon.

    Clearly, everyone can read and see who the real idiot is. You seem educated but after reading your last post, I would beg to differ.

    Yes, you should have KNOWN (I see that you didn’t use spell check in the first half of your post) that I was Nigerian…better yet, take a glance at my Myspace.com/african_4_eva…you’ll get all the BROAD-NOSED, MILKY EYED, SWEATY AFRICAN-NESS that you can handle…

    …and are you foolish enough to bag on your own family member? Please, invite your broad-nosed sister-in-law…we could probably educate you on the importance of looking beyond the surface.

    Oh, don’t forget…you wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for your “broad-nosed, big nostriled, milky eyed ancestors” my sistah, you and I are one-in-the-same…

    I wonder if they are looking down at you from the heavens and shaking their heads at your ignorance.

    Now, go back to your corner…

  24. It takes one to know one. HeHe. I see you didn’t have any ready examples. That is just another example of you speaking out of your nether regions. LOL That’s why you make a perfect douche bag. Because you have some much personal experience with that area, seeing as though you always speak from a** what better person than you to be a douche bag. You are perfect for the position.

    Just so you know I loved playing the dozens growing up so I am all for bantering and barbs. LOL

  25. I should have none Naija Gal was Nigerian. That self important air is all around your statement. The fact that I said she may be the sweetest person meant that her surface was not the only thing that was important. That seems to be what you picked out of everything we said. It’s not my fault you are Nigerian. It’s not my fault you got teased in school because you probably favor the lady in the pic. The fact that you took it personally speaks volumes. I sorry for whatever pain you may have felt because I said I didn’t think the lady was pretty. If you favor her in anyway then I can say I understand your angst but you can’t go preaching and being self-righteous because I don’t get all hot & sweaty for that broad nose and milky eye look.

    I didn’t mean it literally obviously the way you took it are you would not have taken the time to go to m-w.com to find the definition. I don’t know if that is for your benefit or mine. When I said how are you any different than a racist I meant due to your close mindedness. Hopefully that is not to much for you to digest. Maybe I should call my sis in law and have her break it down to you. Since both of you obviously have the broad nose so far up in the air you can’t see things for anyone’s perspectives but your own. Be careful with those huge nostrils in the air you might suck up more than you bargain for.LOL

  26. That is hilarious two of the most cynical and closed minded people would agree on something. ROTFL. LOL

    First of all Not buying it you are to funny. I know you are trying to bait me. Not only am I not trying to force my opinions on other. When did I condemn anyone for not agreeing with me. All is ask is for one example if you have two that’s even better.

    Second of all of if you try and bait someone at least spell your barbs the right way. LOL It’s spelled douche bag. Seeing as how you are one I would think you would know how to spell it. There goes that theory.LOL

  27. @Not Buying It

    THANK YOU!!!! Unfortunately, Ms. Maryamb419 fails to see that…oh what a horrible web she weaves.

  28. O and for those who don’t know why maryamb419 is a dushbag (aside from the obvious) she condemns people for having opinions that differ from hers but can’t take it dished to her. She must think her opinions reign supreme and should be impervious from attack when she attacks others….I guess…lol

  29. I grew up with some twins they should be about 42 now they are both from black parents one sister is dark skin and the other is light.

  30. What is African black and African American black?

    Those kids may as well be born in Africa. Not all Africans or black people in Africa are blue black with very course hair. There are very dark ones with different texture hair as well as light ones with coiurser hair.

    Please TRAVEL to Africa (different countries/tribes, etc.) and you will stop making these Jim Crow statements.
    I have seen South Africans that look Asian with kinky hair and people from Sudan that look indian that are not. So please stop the ignorance..

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Both of these babies look Black…like African-American Black, not African Black.

    Jen said this on July 22, 2008 at 3:26 p07

  31. I don’t get what all the wonder and amazement is about. They’re twins, but obviously fraternal as opposed to identical.

  32. [...] NEWS:WOMAN GIVES BIRTH TO BLACK AND WHITE TWINS « BLACKCELEBRITYKIDS- Black Celebrity Kids,babies,a… NEWS:WOMAN GIVES BIRTH TO BLACK AND WHITE TWINS A woman in Germany has given birth to fraternal twin boys. The first baby named Ryan has lighter skin and blue eyes;the second twin is dark-skinned with brown eyes. The twins’ mother,Florence,who was born in Ghana,West Africa, gave birth to her Black and White twins on July 11th: The twin boys, named Ryan and Leo, are the offspring of mixed-race couple Florence Addo-Gerth, from Ghana, and her German husband Stephan Gerth.The infants caused a sensation at the Sana Hospital in Lichtenberg, Germany, where they were born last Friday.Birgit Weber, the doctor who helped deliver the babies by ceasarean section, said that in 20 years of practice, this was the first time she had seen differently-coloured twins.“Ryan came first, and everything was as usual,” Fox News quoted Weber as saying.”But when Leo was born, I couldn’t believe my eyesThe infants caused a sensation at the Sana Hospital in Lichtenberg, Germany, where they were born last Friday.Birgit Weber, the doctor who helped deliver the babies by ceasarean section, said that in 20 years of practice, this was the first time she had seen differently-coloured twins.“Ryan came first, and everything was as usual,” Fox News quoted Weber as saying.”But when Leo was born, I couldn’t believe my eyes Technorati Tags: Germany,Twins,White,Black [...]

  33. I’ve heard of this happening before…I was amazed when I first heard something like this but now it’s like…ok great. It just goes to show how related we are regardless of the boundaries we set around each other…the husband probably has some black bkground he didn’t know about or something like that…

  34. @maryamb419 and steffy

    …y’all are so rude. How does, “stating the obvious” benefit you? I wouldn’t consider either of you pretty (FAR from it with those attitudes)…

    So, if you don’t have anything nice to say…(say it with me)…don’t say anything at all.

  35. It can happen if the mother is black, and the father is white, or the other way around, you can have a light skin and a dark skin baby.

  36. Wow, I think that it wasn’t expected for the mother to have such a brown baby, with her white husband. She most really have strong dominant genes. Both babies are adorable and I really don’t care what color they are. I wish her and the family the best.

  37. The lighter twin looks obviously mixed race, but the darker twin looks as if he has no obvious admixture. I’d say DNA testing is in order!

  38. The “white” twin does not looks white, but the “black” one does not look mixed. But that’s genetics for you.

  39. awww bless ther little cotton socks :) as long as there healthy thats all that matters…there gorgeous!!!

  40. I can see why the doctors were surprised. One would not expect a white German to have the genes necessary to produce such a dark skinned child. People tend to assume fair whites or dark blacks are 100% white/black. Blacks have been living in Germany for centuries, but the Germany isn’t the first to come to mind when thinking of genetically mixed populations like the above mentioned Brazil or Black America.

    Did the doctors label the lighter twin “white”? The article says the doctor thought “everything was as usual” when Ryan was delivered. It seems like the media called him white for the contrast. “Woman gives birth to black and medium-brown skinned twins” isn’t as big of an attention grabber.

    Either way though, they look like a happy family. I wish them all the best.

  41. Sorry, but the “white” twin doesn’t look white. Looks like a light-skinned hispanic or light-skinned black child. Babies usually darken as they age so don’t be surprised if the “white” twin looks different in the coming months. And any two parents who have the gene for blue eyes can produce a blue-eyed child. Look at Solange and her ex-husband. They have a blue-eyed son whose complexion is similar in tone to the twin pictured above. Does that make Solange’s son “white?”

    I also find it curious how fluid the definition of “white” has become. The doctors and media automatically label the lighter- skinned child “white” just because he has a lighter skin tone and eye color than his brother. Yet the definition of “black” has become very rigid. According to some people, to be black you must look like Whoopi Goldberg or Shaq or the dark-skinned twin pictured above.

    And perhaps those German doctors should travel to Brazil or Puerto Rico or maybe take a class in genetics. Due to the great genetic mixture within those populations it is not uncommon for Brazilian or Puerto Rican parents to have children that are phenotypically different from each other and even the parents. I saw a program on PBS a couple of years ago on the people of Brazil. The show featured a couple who had several children. Both parents had olive complexions. The mother had straight hair and the father had kinky-curly hair. Both had brown eyes. They had two teenage daughters–one had a complexion similar to Halle Berry, the other a complexion similar to Lisa Bonet’s oldest daughter. The dark-skinned daughter had kinky-curly hair like Tracee Ellis Ross. The other daughter had short kinky hair that she wore in a small afro. They had an infant son with blue eyes, olive skin, and straight brown hair. And two other children–a girl and boy–who had medium brown skin, brown eyes, and kinky-curly hair. The parents didn’t seemed fazed by the diversity within their own family. Yet these German doctors found it curious that an INTERRACIAL couple would have two sons that are phenotypically different from each other. My goodness, you can find a diversity in skin tone and grades of hair in African-American families. These German doctors and the media are late!

  42. I’ve seen other stories with the same thing happening.They are adorable! You never can tell when,what and how those genes will come out!!

Leave a Reply