When these twins were born, they were pretty much indistinguishable from each other. As they grew up, though, they developed one distinct difference that told them apart. And now, more than a decade after the twins’ birth, people struggle to accept that the pair are even related.
The twins’ parents, Amanda and Michael Biggs, hail from Birmingham in the U.K. Before the twins were born, this married couple had been keen to start a family for a number of years and eventually decided to undergo IVF treatment. Since Amanda has a fair complexion and her husband is of Jamaican origin, they knew that any babies they might conceive would be mixed race.
Both Amanda and Michael’s families have a history of multiple births, too. So it wasn’t a complete surprise that when Amanda fell pregnant she was told that she was expecting twins. And in 2006 she delivered daughters Marcia and Millie by Caesarean section at the Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. When they were born, of course, the twins looked almost identical.