A STUNNED mum who gave birth to twins with different skin colouring has said: “I can’t believe I have one of each.”
Hannah Yarker, 20, and Kyle Armstrong, 24, have one black girl and one white girl despite million-to-one odds.
Little Anaya has inherited her mum’s fair complexion, while dark-skinned Myla follows after Kyle, who is mixed-race.
The proud parents discovered they were expecting three months after meeting at their local pub.
Hannah says her black and white daughters now turn heads whenever she takes them out in their pram.
She constantly has to explain that the 10-month-old girls are hers — and that they are in fact twins.
Receptionist Hannah said: “Kyle is mixed-race and I’m white, so from the word go, our friends joked: ‘What would you do if one came out dark and the other was fair?’
“Laughing it off, I replied ‘I don’t think it’s very likely!’ Now our girls turn heads wherever they go — and it is not just because they are so cute.
“I can’t walk down the aisle at the supermarket without getting stopped. People always comment, ‘Are they both yours?’, ‘are they sisters’, ‘are they related?’”
Hannah, of Sale, Greater Manchester, added: “As well as looking different Anaya and Myla are already developing their own personalities.
“Myla is always on the move — she’s already crawling, although backwards, while Anaya’s more laid back.
“We can’t believe they’re twins — they’ve got the same birthday and the same mum and dad but they’re just complete opposites in every way.”
The twins were born in April last year, with Anaya weighing 2.5kg and Myla tipping the scales at 2.8kg.
It took a while for Hannah to notice the twins were different, and now their different skin tones are even more pronounced.
She added: “At first, both the girls had a purple tone to their skin, but they looked darker so I assumed they’d both taken after Kyle.
“But after two weeks, it was clear Myla takes after her dad with dark skin, brown eyes and brunette locks, while Anaya is more of a mummy’s girl with a pale complexion, fair hair and light eyes.
“We couldn’t believe it. Kyle and I told all of our relatives and friends, ‘We’ve got one of each’.”
Non-identical twins inherit different genes as they come from separate eggs — but as Kyle carries genes for black and white skin, Anaya inherited one code while Myla inherited another.
The rare occurrence is said to have a “million-to-one” chance of happening.