Tuesday, The Sun ran a story about two black parents who gave birth to a white baby, the story shows video and photos of the parents and baby. The baby is white with blond hair and the parents are both black, they said that don’t believe there were any white family members in their history. Both the mother and father are shocked by the blond haired baby news and just stared at her when they first saw her.
Dad Ben, 44, said: “We both just sat there after the birth staring at her.” He said that he knows the baby is his, but he said, “Is she mine?” He added: “Actually, the first thing I did was look at her and say, ‘What the flip?'”
Mom Angela, 35, said: “She’s beautiful – a miracle baby.”
Professor Bryan Sykes from Oxford University said this about a white baby being born to a black couple:
“All skin and eye colour are controlled by the pigment melanin. And there are about a dozen genes that control the amount or type of melanin. Even if there have been convergence of a pale version of the parents’ genes, there would have to be some form of white ancestry on both sides for this baby to look this way. It is more likely that there has been some other mutation that’s happened to produce this colouring.”
The couple named the blue-eyed blonde baby Nmachi, which means “Beauty of God” in the Nigerian couple’s homeland. Doctors at the hospital where the baby was born, Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup said that Nmachi isn’t albino.
To see photos of the baby and a video from the parents, click here.
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Source: The Sun
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