When they were born the twins looked almost identical. Soon, though, the children began to change before their parents’ eyes. “We never knew how different they were going to look,” Amanda told the Daily Mail. “People have said that it’s one of those unusual things to do with genes.” In a million-to-one miracle, these two peas in a pod would eventually develop one very obvious difference.
“Within a few months, the changes started to happen,” the twins’ dad Michael told SWNS. “Millie started to suddenly get darker, and we thought the same would happen to Marcia. The tops of her [Marcia’s] fingers and ears started to get darker which we thought would be a sign of what was to come, but in the end, she just stayed the same.”
Indeed, this is what makes the two girls so unique. Millie has inherited her father’s Jamaican genes, making her skin tone brown and her hair dark and curly. Sister Marcia, meanwhile, takes after her mother, with a fair appearance and blonde hair. Though surprised, neither of the girls’ parents were thrown by this odd difference. “We never worried about it, though, we just accepted it,” Michael said. “I thought to myself: ‘No problem – one black, one white.’”