The twins, who were born within a minute of each other, owe their different appearances to a one in a million combination of their parents' genes. Their mum Kylee Hodgson and dad Remi Horder both have white mothers and black fathers....
Their mother Kylee Hodgson, 25, says: "When they were born it seemed hard to believe that they were twins as they looked so different.
"I had expected that as they grew older that they may grow more similar and the difference between them would become less obvious But if anything, their skin color is even more striking now.
The amazing conception happened after two eggs were fertilised at the same time in their mother Kylee's womb (as in all non-identical twins_.
The couple, who have since separated, were both stunned when they discovered Kylee was pregnant with twins. But when the twins were born in April 2005 by Caesarean, Kylee had an even bigger shock. Remee arrived first, weighing 5lb 5oz, then followed a minute later by Kian, weighing 6lb.
Kylee says: "I didn't see them at first. They were both whisked away to be checked over and then the midwife came back and placed them both in my arms. I noticed that both of them had beautiful blue eyes, but whilst Remee's hair was a blonde colour, Kian's was black and she had darker skin.
"It seemed strange, but I was feeling so ill from the Caesarean that I didn't really take it in at that stage. All that mattered was my precious daughters had arrived safely."
But the following day, Kylee mentioned the colour difference to her mother. "I said to my mother that Remee's skin was a lot lighter, and she told me that it would get darker as she got older.
I had just assumed that both our babies would have the same skin tone as me."