Twin Sisters Born With Different Skin Tones, Now 21, Share Updated Photo

On January 16, 1997, fraternal twins Lucy and Maria Aylmer were born with two different skin tones.When families are expecting twins they often assume that they are going to come out looking relatively the same, but this isn’t the case with fraternal twins.

Unlike identical twins, fraternal twins inherit different genes from each of their parents.

This means when biracial couples have fraternal twins there are a number of different characteristics, including skin complexion, that can form the unique physical appearances of their children.Donna, who is half-Jamaican, and Vince Aylmer, who is Caucasian, have fraternal twins with different skin tones and hair types.