Black Parents Give Birth to White, Non-Albino Baby (Video)
July 21, 2010
(Chattahbox) – Two black British-Nigerian parents was stunned to see that their third child has fair skin, blue eyes, and curly blond hair. To further complicate matters, doctors say she is not an albino. The case has stumped geneticists, who are now testing to see whether either parent might have a white ancestor somewhere up the line.
Both parents would have to have a Caucasian ancestor in order for this incredibly rare genetic feat to occur. The parents are at least as confused as the geneticists; Ben and Angela Ihegboro both have very dark skin, a common trait in Nigeria, as do their two older children. The father says he is sure the child is his, and points out that even if a white man were the father, the baby would be biracial and unlikely to have blond hair.
The Ihegboros have named their newest family member Nmachi, meaning ‘beauty of God’. Check out the video by the UK Sun/NY Post below: