• Their mother did a double take when they were born. (Facebook)Source: Facebook
There's a one in 500 chance that biracial couples expecting twins will have children with different complexions.
Michaela Morgan

26 Jan 2017 - 4:46 PM  UPDATED 26 Jan 2017 - 4:46 PM

Despite being twins, no-one believes that adorable nine-month-olds Kalani and Jarani are even related.

When they were born, their mother Whitney Meyer did a double take and couldn’t figure out why her twin daughters did not look alike.

“I asked the doctor why Kalani's skin was so white!" the 25-year-old from Illinois says.

Meyer is white and her partner Tomas Dean is African-American. While Kalani has taken after her mother and has pale skin and blue eyes, Jalani resembles her father and has dark skin and brown eyes.

According to the BBC, biracial couples expecting twins have about a one in 500 chance of their children being born with different skin colours. This possibility only applies to fraternal twins who are conceived when two separate eggs are fertilised by two separate sperm.


Meyer says that when she takes her twin daughters out in public, people often don’t believe that they’re twins.

”People will start looking at them because I dress them identical and I can tell they’re confused,” Meyer tells US.

Yet she says the response she’s received about her daughters has been “heart warming”.

“It restores my faith in humanity. One is light and one is mixed, but we love them the same. Love is love.”