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LV 2 H8 U 07-21-2010 11:21 AM

Black parents have white baby....
 
Black Parents Shocked to Give Birth to White Baby Girl
By: TIME.com (17 hours ago)
Topics: Babies, parenting, U.K, genetics, race, human genetics

IAN HOOTON/Science Photo Library/Corbis

A black couple living in the U.K. were shocked by the birth of a blonde haired, blue-eyed girl.

Ben Ihegboro must have briefly questioned his wife Angela's fidelity after the birth of Nmachi, and he conceded: “We both just sat there after the birth staring at her”.

As there is no known mixed-race background in either of the parents' families, geneticists are baffled by the newborn's surprise appearance.

Nmachi is the couple's third child, with Dumebi, 2, and Chisom, 4, each bearing a strong resemblance to their parents. Doctors rejected the possibility of the baby being albino. The real cause is unknown, with the only explanation being a "genetic quirk." (See pictures of the first years of four babies.)

Professor Bryan Sykes, head of human genetics at Oxford University, described the birth as "extraordinary," telling The Sun that for the baby to be completely white, both Ben and Angela would need to have "some form of white ancestry.'" The explanation for this lies in that mixed-race women carry some eggs containing genes for white skin and others for black; similarly men carry the same range of genes in their sperm. (See pictures of pregnant belly art.)

Professor Sykes commented: "The hair is extremely unusual. Even many blonde children don't have blonde hair like this at birth."

Ben said that his son Chisom "keeps coming to look at his sister and then sits down looking puzzled."

Well, Chisom, we're puzzled too! (via The Sun)

- Zander Sharp


Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/07/20/...#ixzz0uKIylhOc


Hmmm...Lucy! you got some splainin to do!

Ivan 07-21-2010 12:41 PM

Interesting, can't even imagine the look on everybody's face when the baby came out.. but hey at least baby is healthy and all isn't it?

jasvll 07-21-2010 12:52 PM

'Living in the UK'. Hmm, maybe they should start looking for the white family who ended up with a black baby?

Guy Incognito 07-21-2010 01:51 PM

reminds me of me, myself & irene but reversed.

i would have loved to have seen the look on the docters and fathers face

K R Y 07-21-2010 01:54 PM

Is it just me or do I see NO comment about a DNA test? Or any actual proof the father is, the father. Only 'en Ihegboro must have briefly questioned his wife Angela's fidelity'

Pretty sure he's questioning for good reason?

LV 2 H8 U 07-21-2010 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by KryOnicle (Post 1228450)
Is it just me or do I see NO comment about a DNA test? Or any actual proof the father is, the father. Only 'en Ihegboro must have briefly questioned his wife Angela's fidelity'

Pretty sure he's questioning for good reason?

I can only imagine that they will be looking at the childs DNA as well as the parents for many reasons. It can happen as they say that if there is mixed race in your ancestry. but what are the odds? I mean could my wife and I have ended up with an asian baby?

Couchwarrior 07-21-2010 05:21 PM

Found pics:


http://www.blippitt.com/nmachi-ihegb...-to-white-baby

This page has a video:
http://chattahbox.com/curiosity/2010...n-albino-baby/

The thing is, if the woman is 100% black with no mixed ancestry, it doesn't matter if she cheated with a 100% white guy or not, the baby won't be that white, but rather the same color as Obama. Skin color isn't a mendelian trait. If this isn't albinism or a hoax, I don't know what it is.

LV 2 H8 U 07-21-2010 05:54 PM

^^^This.
I am so baffled as to how this could happen. But LMFAO at the expression on the little girls face. Shes like this shit aint right!

The Horticulturist 07-21-2010 06:04 PM

Most `black` people have had some lineage of another type at some point in their history, so it isn`t baffling scientifically, but I can`t imagine being that couple.

That would suck to have a white kid and have to explain that your whole life. I can`t believe two people THAT dark could have this happen! It`s wild!

xeberus 07-21-2010 06:17 PM

This is strange to me, because the child is blonde. Even being partially african american makes it almost impossible to have blonde hair naturally. Which is why less than 1.8% of the worlds population are naturally blonde. Even if both of your parents are blonde there is still a good chance their child will not be.


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