Black Couple Gives Birth to White, Blonde Baby
Doctors, parents stunned
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff | Suggested by CenterLeft
Posted Jul 21, 2010 9:26 AM CDT

(Newser) – Genetics experts—as well as readers of this tidbit, we're guessing—are amazed at the recent case of a black British couple who gave birth to a white daughter bearing blue eyes and blonde hair. Nmachi was born to Nigerian ex-pats Benjamin and Angela Ihegboro, and is not an albino, say doctors. And while the genes for pale skin can skip generations, neither parent knows of any white ancestry in their families, reports the Daily Mail.

The shocked dad admits to exclaiming "What the flip? Is she mine?" after seeing his daughter, who joins two black siblings. He went on to say, "Of course she is mine. My wife is true to me. Even if she hadn't been, the baby wouldn't have looked like that!" Click here to see a photo of the family.

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Jul 22, 2010 5:04 PM CDT
Still looks like a black kid to me.
Jul 22, 2010 11:15 AM CDT
Intriguing as this story is, I see 5 family members who look very happy. This baby will be loved. <:-)
Jul 21, 2010 11:32 PM CDT
Nice family. The baby being a so-called "white" one is an anomaly, but not impossible, since all human beings came from a black ancestor. Geneticist have evidently concluded that there is no genetic basis for race . In fact, 99.9% of human beings are genetically identical. Rush Limbaugh's black parents should come forward and take responsibility for that genetic anomaly. It's just the right thing to do.