These young boys are one-in-a-million as they both have different colour skin – despite being TWINS.
Adorable Bobby and Riley George, aged three, were born just 30 minutes apart, both with light skin.
But as they grew their features developed naturally in different ways.
Curly-haired Bobby’s dark eyes turned blue and his complexion lightened at six weeks while at three months Riley’s skin became darker and he grew straight brown hair.
Mum Abigail Tongue, 22, is white and their dad, landscape gardener dad Richard George, 26, is mixed race.
Richard said: “When she was pregnant we’d joke how one could be black like me and the other white like Abbie but we never thought it would happen.”
Doctors said there was a one-in-a-million chance that the non-identical twins, created when two eggs were fertilised, would not share the same skin tone.
The couple’s 17-month-old daughter Amelia has a complexion that is a combination of her parents’.
When the boys were born in October 2011 in West Middlesex University Hospital, Isleworth, West London, they were so similar their parents could not tell them apart.
But their features quickly began to change – resulting in the differences between them today.
Abigail said: “They looked so similar that when we took them home I was always getting them mixed up.
“I couldn’t believe we had two different coloured babies. It seemed like a miracle and although it was unusual, we were so chuffed with our boys.
“Having twins is odd enough but two totally different twins is crazy.”
The boys, of Feltham, West London, have attracted attention while out in their buggy.
Strangers in the street have asked Abigail if she is baby-sitting Riley and whether Richard is the father of all her children.
She said: “It’s so uncomfortable and awkward because they are insinuating I’ve had an affair. It can be quite upsetting, people not believing your child is yours.”
When Bobby broke his leg in August 2013, even hospital staff at the West Middlesex did not believe the boys were twins and checked his mum’s medical records – much to Abigail’s frustration.
She is also worried they will be picked on when they go to school.
She added: “Kids can be very cruel. I don’t want them to be constantly asked questions about their parents or to be victims of cruel jokes.
“We’ll sit them down when they’re older and explain they’re very special.”
Not only do the twins look different, they are forming distinct personalities.
Abigail said independent Bobby is very active, naughty and hates sleeping, but Riley is more laid-back, clingy and helps with chores.
Abigail, whose family has three sets of twins, said the boys are starting to appreciate they are different – and Riley had asked her if he was black.
Abigail said: “We’re a special family, our two boys show that. The doctors said they’re one in a million – and I agree.”