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post #41 of 60
Another thing, ID twins do not need to have the same birth marks either. On of my twins, A has a quarter size rasberry on her belly (that is going away) but her ID twin sister doesn't have one at all. So that isn't a clue either.
post #42 of 60
My boys are extremely similar looking to each other, DH can't tell them apart in the baby pics.

DS1

DS2
post #43 of 60
until just recently I had twin boys coming to my nursery at the Y .they are almost 3 & really look identical. but they arent, they are fraternal.. they had genetic testing when they where babies.

Ive been keeping them since they where about 1 1/2 & I can tell them apart.. but I have to pay very close attention & sometimes if i second guess myself I look for the freckles & moles (tiny ones) that i know are different.
their dad is always so shocked I know which is which.. he says he has trouble sometimes!
post #44 of 60
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But in case anyone is asking for my $.02, I think there is a third type of twin where the egg splits before it is fertilized (I know, this goes against the typical theory of fertilization) and THEN each half gets fertilized by different sperm. So this would mean that they share 50% of the exact same DNA, but are more alike than just siblings. But really, who knows? I guess anything is possible. And I also have a sister who looks a lot like me. I guess if we had been born as twins we could play up our similarities.
These are called Polar twins. It's pretty interesting...although I have no idea about the science behind it.
post #45 of 60
When we were in our 20s my sister (5 years older than me) and I frequently got mistaken for each other.
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post #47 of 60
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Celebrity gossip belongs in TAO, not DDCs. Moving the thread...
Well, excuse me! I wasn't sure where to post it.
post #48 of 60
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Originally Posted by Sk8ermaiden View Post
To be identical, you really have to be identical in genetic makeup and the deal with the Olsens is that they have a birthmark or mole, but they are in different places on the two girls.

FWIW, all the fraternal twins I've known who were same sex have looked identical.
Identical is a misleading term. What we call ID twins are really monozygotic- ie they are genetically identical. Genetics does not determine the location of moles and such, so truly genetically identical twins could have moles in different places.

-Angela
post #49 of 60
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Well, excuse me! I wasn't sure where to post it.
That's why she moved it for you. It happens all the time, no offense was intended, I'm sure.
post #50 of 60
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Originally Posted by Sharlla View Post
My boys are extremely similar looking to each other, DH can't tell them apart in the baby pics.

DS1

DS2
omg that's amazing! (and they're so adorable )
post #51 of 60
Here's a picture of MK&A's sister, Lizzie

http://www.product-reviews.net/wp-co.../07/lizzie.jpg
post #52 of 60
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Here's a picture of MK&A's sister, Lizzie

http://www.product-reviews.net/wp-co.../07/lizzie.jpg
She's way more attractive than either of her sisters
post #53 of 60
An ex of mine had two little brothers. In toddler/little kid pics, you couldn't tell them apart unless you knew what to look for (slightly different hair colors, eye shapes.) And now, you wouldn't even necessarily say "brothers!"
post #54 of 60
My sister and i are 5 years apart, when we were about 18 we looked the same. So if we had been fraternal twins we would have looked so alike at the same time. She used my id before she was 21 (is it okay to admit that ) and we are told constantly how much we look alike even though we are so far apart agewise. In our family we all just look so much alike. You know that we are all related, even my brother.
post #55 of 60
What about the Tia and Tamera Mowry? I have a hard time telling them apart. A friend of mine has twin nieces and I have never been able to tell them apart, but he family says you can tell them who's who when they are together.
post #56 of 60
The Mowry twins are identical, to my knowledge.
post #57 of 60
The genetics conversation is fascinating.

My dad (born in Dec 1951) and my brother (born in July 1979) looked identical when they were little. My mom has a pic of each of them at 2 yrs old and the only way to know which person you're looking at is that my dad's picture is black & white w/ his mom and sisters.
post #58 of 60
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Here's a picture of MK&A's sister, Lizzie

http://www.product-reviews.net/wp-co.../07/lizzie.jpg
I think MK and A look just fine. Lizzie is extremely pretty, though.
post #59 of 60
Lizzie has a larger nose. Not sayin just sayin.
post #60 of 60
I know a family of four girls (none of them twins), and you absolutely cannot tell two of them apart. All four of them look almost exactly alike.

There are baby pictures of my older son wearing a hat that look *identical* to how my youngest looks now. My youngest has much lighter hair, but everything else is almost spot on. I don't have any baby pictures of DS on the computer (he was a baby before digital cameras were popular!), but see if you can see the resemblance between them now:

big brother
little brother

However, I don't think my DD looks anything like them AT ALL.
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