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Poll Results: Are Jenn's boys Identical or Fraternal?

 
  • 36% (55)
    Identical
  • 42% (63)
    Fraternal
  • 18% (28)
    Tell Jenn to spend $240, because I don't know!
  • 2% (3)
    I didn't read your post, I just like voting in polls.
149 Total Votes  
post #21 of 62
goodness, that's a tough one

I am leaning towards identical.
post #22 of 62
does the mama know if there is a history of twins on her side of the family? I was under the impression that the predisposition to having fraternal twins is genetic, while identical twins are just pure luck.

http://www.thetech.org/genetics/ask.php?id=86


they do look quite identical to me, but I know siblings born years apart who have looked very, VERY similar in infancy/toddlerhood as well and then grew into looking differently, so it's still possible that they're fraternal no matter how alike they look.
post #23 of 62
i voted ferternal just because i can see the differences in their looks, but yes they do look alot alike...
post #24 of 62
another non-twin-mama voting fraternal.

and congrats jenn on your new babe(s) to be!!!
post #25 of 62
Hey everyone thank you so much for spending the time to vote!

And of course thanx Claire for starting the thread!!!


ccohenou- No reason other than curiousity and to answer the chatty ladies in the supermarket who always ask

There is no grand reason for us to find out just curious and we were trying to calculate our chances of our May bundle being twins. But as of now I would have to vote for just one.

Thank you again!
post #26 of 62
I say frat. They look about as different as my boys who we were told are frat after plancenta pathology (maybe that's not an accurate way to tell...)
post #27 of 62
The features look soooo similar -- the only differences seem to be due to weight. The eyes, nose, mouth, and jaw are the same. The whole face structure looks identical. The earlobes look attached on both and are shaped the same, as far as I could see with the angles of the picture. I voted identical.
post #28 of 62
Some thoughts.... identicals may possibly run in some families. Identicals can still look fraternal by placenta pathology. And, identicals can have different blood types (thanks to mitochodrial (sp?) DNA). Supposedly everyone has different ear prints as well. AFAIK, even identical twins have slightly different ear prints. Other than an obvious sign (such as shared amnion, etc.) the only real way to know for sure is a DNA test.
post #29 of 62
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Originally Posted by cjcolorado View Post
Save the $$$! Totally identical--variations are totally normal in mono twins. This is, of course, coming from someone who had to be slapped upside the head by her MIL for thinking that her boys *might* be fraternal.
What are mono twins? I've never ehard of them.

I voted take the test. My dad is an identical twin. He and his brother looked more alike than that when they were younger.
I was going to vote fraternal, but then, as my dad and his borther got older, my uncle was heavier, and they didnt' look as much alike. So basically, I am no help at all!!
post #30 of 62
i voted fraternal, nothing particular though. just when i looked i could tell they were related, but they don't look identical to me.


they sure are cute though!!!
post #31 of 62
I vote to spend your money to find out! At first glance, I thought fraternal - but on closer examination I think identical. All the differences I see can easily be explained by the size difference - it's almost all the shape of the face, which seems rounder in the chubbier little guy.
post #32 of 62
At first glance I thought they looked identical, but I think their eyes are very different shapes and their faces look slightly different in shape, so then I started thinking fraternal. I voted spend the money and find out if you're very curious. I'd want to know.

My twins are so very fraternal, though, so I am not used to looking at identical twins every day and noticing the subtle differences in their faces, so maybe I'm not the best judge.

About Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen not being MZ twins, one twin mama I know said something about that that made sense. Many twin Moms are told that if the babies are di/di, they are fraternal & that's obviously not the case, so maybe their Mom was told that back in the day and they never had zygosity testing done and they're actually MZ twins. They look so much alike! But I don't know the ins and outs of the Olson twins lives, so it could be totally wrong.
post #33 of 62
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Originally Posted by michellyn View Post
Another twin mama here voting for identical. However, if I were in her place, I'd try to do the testing eventually (cause I'd just want to know for sure!). The only differences I can see all seem weight related.
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Originally Posted by Tigerchild View Post
OTOH, I have seen siblings that are dead ringers for each other. LIke people think that Mary Kate and Ashley are MZ twins (they're not!). I have a couple of cousins that are indistinguishable in their baby pictures (they're 5 years apart though). It's downright freaky when you see them wearing the same outfit at the same age (just as a handmedown) and it even fits the same way!
: also - even if it is contradictory to my other "yeah"! Really, you just can't know for sure without the test. I'm certain enough that they are "identical" that I would bet up to $100 on it if I were a close friend. I think it is important to know simply in terms of one's own identity.
post #34 of 62
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Novella View Post
I'm certain enough that they are "identical" that I would bet up to $100 on it if I were a close friend.
Hmmmm, that's a reeeeeally good idea!!!!
post #35 of 62
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Originally Posted by angelcat View Post
What are mono twins? I've never ehard of them.
Just monozygotic--the 'PC' term for identical, since identical twins really aren't 100% identical. Just means that they were originally one zygote that then split.
post #36 of 62
I voted fraternal and I'm a twin mama but a twin mama of dz twins
post #37 of 62
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Originally Posted by MamaRabbit View Post
Some thoughts.... identicals may possibly run in some families. Identicals can still look fraternal by placenta pathology. And, identicals can have different blood types (thanks to mitochodrial (sp?) DNA). Supposedly everyone has different ear prints as well. AFAIK, even identical twins have slightly different ear prints. Other than an obvious sign (such as shared amnion, etc.) the only real way to know for sure is a DNA test.
Ohhhh. Maybe I need to post a similar poll then!

Almost everyone thinks my boys are MZ. I'm thinking about just lying to strangers and saying "yes, they're identical" just so I don't have to explain it all the darn time. Do any of you do that?
post #38 of 62
Another twin mama here who's SURE that they're monozygotic. I mean, there is really very little doubt in my mind. All of their differences in appearance seem to be due to size.

My fraternal twins are so clearly fraternal, so I may be a bit biased, but I really think there's no question here.

Congrats on the new baby, Slingwearin'mama! That's so exciting! You are *really* going to be needing your baby-wearing skills! :

Lex
post #39 of 62
I also know that my guys look much more alike in pictures than IRL. Is that the case w/ SlingWearin'Mama's boys?
post #40 of 62
I say identical!

Not a twin mama, but I live with one (her boys are 2 1/2). They're fraternal, with the same hair and eye color- and distinctly different facial structures. They're hard to tell apart (probably harder than Jenn's boys because of the weight difference), but they do look *different* when you compare them directly.
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