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Poll Results: Are the identical?

 
  • 77% (111)
    Duh, yes.
  • 4% (7)
    Duh, No.
  • 16% (23)
    Maybe, maybe not. Hard to say from the info. and pics.
  • 1% (2)
    Other.
143 Total Votes  
post #41 of 54
They're MZ.

I have a friend who was told her girls were DZ because they were di/di. She ended up involved in some kind of twin study where the company paid for testing, and found out they were MZ. They look very alike to me. The egg probably split very early!

And yes, I agree we need a FAQ about MZ and DZ and mono/di etc because it made no sense to me until I became a twins mom.
post #42 of 54
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Originally Posted by cjcolorado View Post
I wouldn't be surprised if they were told fraternal b/c of having two separate placentas and/or sacs. There are still docs out there today who think this rules out mz twins (I just met a mom with babies who clearly looked mz, but was told by her doc that they "couldn't be because there were two separate placentas.")
Yeah, kind of like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson. Frat my : .
post #43 of 54
My friend and I both think they're identical. My friend is pregnant with twins currently.
post #44 of 54
I'd say MZ. They're very very close looking.
post #45 of 54
I don't have twins, but I am one. Looking at the pics, I think they're DZ. There are very slight differences in facial shape around the cheek bones that I think probably can't be attributed to environment. I also think they're gorgeous. You have beautiful children.
post #46 of 54
What beautiful kiddos! They do look ID.
I think more telling than the things you mentioned and even their looks are things like are their weights and heights staying similar as they grow and, especially, are their teeth coming in the same way at about the same time.
All id twins I've known have gotten their teeth within days or hours of each other and have grown to be the same size. Of course, that's just the ones I've known! But I do think those things are telling.
post #47 of 54
in the first two pics they don't look identical, but in the one with the two of them they do. It might be because Annabelle's hair is off her face in the pic of just her.
post #48 of 54
It's very confusing anyway, because I've known 'identical' twins who I could easily tell apart based on slight differences in their faces. How are they identical if they are visibly different?

I never could understand that one.


I'd say identical and not bother with the test myself. They're adorable. I love the third photo with them together!
post #49 of 54
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by bigeyes View Post
It's very confusing anyway, because I've known 'identical' twins who I could easily tell apart based on slight differences in their faces. How are they identical if they are visibly different?

I never could understand that one.


I'd say identical and not bother with the test myself. They're adorable. I love the third photo with them together!
This is why the scientific community is trying to lose the term "identical" and use MZ (Mono-zygotic). Their DNA is the same, same eggs same sperm. MZ twins can look diffferent, but their DNA is identical.

To the person who asked about the teeth, yes, they got them within days of each other, and they came in in the same order. Their hair also grows at the same rate.
post #50 of 54
I am not part of this board but just browsing through, hope no one minds!
They Do sure look a lot alike, and do look identical. BUT..Just because they look identical doens't mean they are. Mary-Kate and Ashley olsen looked identical as babies and toddlers but as they got older started to change (just an example!) A lot of twins look identical but they aren't; it has to do with a lot more than looks. But they are Oh so cute! you have a gorgeous family.

Edit
I am from oregon too! where 'bouts are you?
post #51 of 54
I have identical boys and though I can tell them apart easily, one way it's obvious that they are identical is to pick out individual features and compare them... For example: exact same nose, exact same eyes, exact same mouth, they are obviously from the same genes, just slight differences because of the different positions in the womb.

Your girls look identical to me.

Cuties too!!!
post #52 of 54
Thread Starter 
Layla, I am in Corvallis Oregon. How about you?

Thanks for all the fun comments everyone
post #53 of 54
They are adorable! And yes, I think they are identical. I should do a poll for my girls. I'm pretty sure they are fraternal but we can't "prove" it except for doing genetic testing. (same blood type, etc)
post #54 of 54
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Originally Posted by Tanlines View Post
Mary-Kate and Ashley olsen looked identical as babies and toddlers but as they got older started to change (just an example!) A lot of twins look identical but they aren't; it has to do with a lot more than looks.
Basically, all monozygotic twins will start to look less alike as they get older and the environment has had more of an influence. MZ twins share the same genes, but they are not literally "identical." I have sisters that are identical twins, and there was a pound difference in their birth weights. They're are many differences in the way they look, but they are identical twins--monozygotic.
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