Black Dad / White Mum - baby very white/light skinned.

(84 Posts)
Nadene Tue 27-Sep-05 16:06:55

I've heard it takes a while for the true colour to come out in the skin. Anyone know what age this happens - purely out of interest.

sugar7 Sat 04-Dec-10 23:34:52

Im White british with curly brown hair, blue/grey eyes and my partner is very dark Black (Barbados).
My mum has red on her side and my partner said he has a cousin with deep red hair.
We have a 5 month old son who is the same colour white as me and curly auburn hair and dark brown eyes.
Everyone always says 'Ah dont worry, He'l get darker" and some people even ask if I messed around which is very upsetting for us as you can imagine!!
So far he hasn;t got any darker and I love him to bits.
I guess we will all have to get used to all the questions...!

growing3rdbump Sun 16-Jan-11 21:46:19

DC2 was born very pale compared to his sister. Also has quite light hair. He has darkened quite a bit over 3.5yrs and looks like he has a gorgeous all year round tan! I think the fairer hair makes him look lighter than he actually is.

gorgehun80 Wed 07-Dec-11 21:13:45

I have 3 beautiful kiddies- i am white with blonde hair and my DH is half black, half white, he is very dark almost black. So my kids are quarter black. My eldest was born very white but now at age 5 has a beautiful all year natural tan, my 3 yr old was born quite pale also and is now the darkest with a rich golden tan and my 2 yr old was born the whitest and hasnt really developed much color, maybe a slight golden glow if you like smile

misslala1987 Sun 22-Apr-12 19:45:08

wow this thread is like 7 years old! anyway im white, my partners black so our kids are mixed. my eldest son and daughter are like olive skin, daughter being darkest. my youngest son is like white with golden curls (think justin timberlake) hes gorgeous! my pther half is full black and isnt light skinned. its just about genes and whose are strongest, obviously my gene is more dominant! x

ronx Sun 22-Apr-12 21:23:23

I am black and my DH is white. Our DD is the palest one in our family (we also have a DS).. She does not tan at all. Her hair is black apart from one ginger strand in the middle of her scalp. grin

chocolatetester1 Tue 29-May-12 21:36:44

Apparently boys end up a similar colour to their scrotum, so says the MIL. Think my DS will prove her right as he's getting gradually darker.

TheGothMummy Tue 04-Dec-12 08:52:02

old thread i know, but i know a couple who have three children and they are all different colours. the oldest dd is a fair mixed race colour, the middle dd is almost as dark as her dad and the youngest is almost as fair as mum! i think it really depends, my nephew literally mixed evenly, and 'looks' mixed race.
and no, there are no ugly mixed race babies, but then again, i'm one of those hippies that think all babies are beautiful!

suzyrut Thu 13-Dec-12 16:52:51

I am fascinated by this thread, am 15 weeks pg, I'm white my dp is mixed white/asian. Had assumed it would be like mixing paint and end up with something in the middle, hadn't dreamed that the baby could end up with any variation, how exciting!

SELondonSwede Sun 27-Oct-13 10:33:27

Find it upsetting that anyone would talk about children as "ugly". Just wrong imho.

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