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Baby Jonah is making headlines in the UK!

The Daily Mirror published a story with the headline “Black mum gives birth to WHITE baby in 1,000,000-1 odds that baffled midwives

Catherine who is of Nigerian parentage and her husband Richard who is white, expected their baby son to look “mixed” but when he was born, he was so white that she was convinced the midwives had brought her the wrong baby. Doctors have said the baby is not an albino.

Financial analyst Catherine said: “Some children get darker after a few weeks when the skin colour they will have for life starts to become obvious. But you can see from the colour at the tips of their ears what that will be. We saw straight away that Jonah was fully white.”

“We have been told that I must have been carrying a recessive gene,” said Catherine.

“My parents were from Nigeria and, for as far back as anyone can remember, my family have all been black.

“But at some point there must have been a white gene in my family that has remained dormant for years and years – until now.

“The doctors said they had researched the chances of this happening and discovered that it was very, very rare.

You can read more and see more pics via the Daily Mirror.

Black, white or mixed, baby Jonah is super cute!
Catherine-Howarth UK Mirror

49 Comments

  1. gentle

    September 2, 2014 at 6:15 am

    Biko is d father of the boy not white?the ways of God are not the ways of man .I rest my case

  2. Author Unknown

    September 2, 2014 at 6:22 am

    Had she been white and her husband black Nigerian, I don’t think this smiling family photo would have happened. His momsie would have said ‘didn’t I tell you?’. I wonder if the reaction would have been different had the baby come out looking black. No one would have explained him having recessive black genes, and it would not have made news.

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  3. Miss Independent

    September 2, 2014 at 6:24 am

    He is CUte.

  4. TexasHausaGirl

    September 2, 2014 at 6:41 am

    It means the husband have a very strong /Dominant gene over the woman

    • jo

      September 16, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      Yes and no it actually states she has a recessive white gene

  5. divaMe

    September 2, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Even me too, I can do it nah…….. wait till I find an oyibo husband.. for now , am chilling in my couch on my balcony listening to Anaconda by Nicki Minaj……..

    • justchilling

      September 2, 2014 at 8:43 pm

      Looool

    • Ameenah

      September 3, 2014 at 3:45 am

      LMFAO this comment tho

    • Cheechee

      September 3, 2014 at 2:08 pm

      LMAO, the best comment ever.

  6. Lisa

    September 2, 2014 at 6:51 am

    White or black…. He is a beautiful strong baby that’s all that matters…. This is not the first time a mixed child has taken to his white side and this won’t be the last.

  7. Leo

    September 2, 2014 at 7:13 am

    He still has some black genes in him becos most white babies are bald at his age

  8. Missy

    September 2, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Am sorry but y is this news again?… This happens all the time. Ok o we done hear

  9. Feirooz

    September 2, 2014 at 7:27 am

    Awww and she rubbed the nigerian beauty on the baby super Cute!!!!

  10. Nwa

    September 2, 2014 at 7:31 am

    That’s a new one, who would have thought this could happen. I’m sure if the guy was black and the wife white ahhhh!!! No be all this english una dey talk him go hear ooohh!!

  11. wisest duchess

    September 2, 2014 at 7:40 am

    He he he…unbelievable!

  12. mulikat

    September 2, 2014 at 7:47 am

    this cute baby have blue eyes OMG,congt, u are bless,about the noise,he will change later to pointed noise,that hwo my kids look,but no blue eyes, my have light brown to green 1 of them the rest brown, later they have pointed noise

    • aj

      September 2, 2014 at 9:12 pm

      Mulikatu You mean nose right?

  13. Emma

    September 2, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Yes he is Super cute..

  14. Robin Hood

    September 2, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Simple genetics…….. all a matter of probability…..
    The big news would have been if her husband was black and both husband and wife have no history of white blood in their lineage

  15. Orekelewa

    September 2, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Hypecute..d last pic got me simling…

  16. awww, the boy is so cute.

    mytestimonys.blogspot.com/

  17. Quirky

    September 2, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Did you all just realize that if the baby was full on Black… The result would be a wide outcry of Infidelity on the part of the woman.. from everyone especially Bruno.. the most negative comment -er on BN.. just saying.

    • Koenigin

      September 2, 2014 at 11:12 am

      Of course!
      And you can see on that woman’s face that she’s beyond happy to have given birth to a white child. She will never allow that child to get a tan LOL

    • Pacey

      September 3, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Quirky, Why you dey find Bruno trouble now?

  18. samuel

    September 2, 2014 at 8:41 am

    interesting

  19. Fols

    September 2, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Thank You Lord for their bundle of joy!

  20. me2me

    September 2, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Really cute. Anyway truth be told some genes no de even waka pass. She may really have had some white descendants. Any the baby is supper cute and somewhat looks like mummy

    • Pacey

      September 3, 2014 at 12:53 pm

      You meant ancestors, right?

  21. frenchnaira

    September 2, 2014 at 9:10 am

    If d father is white then where’s d news?

    • nanciejul

      September 2, 2014 at 9:22 am

      “Catherine who is of Nigerian parentage and her husband Richard who is white, expected their baby son to look “mixed”

    • May

      September 2, 2014 at 9:27 am

      It’s biology darl…. Read up on recessive and dominant genes.

    • Mademoiselle

      September 2, 2014 at 10:03 am

      The news is that the child is completely white, not mixed, as you would expect given the child’s parentage! And scientifically, the odds are 1,000,000-1. So my dear, it is very newsworthy!

  22. Loulou

    September 2, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Super cute is right!!!!!!!!

  23. love

    September 2, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Lmao @Frenchman………………..Really there is no news.com

  24. sum1special

    September 2, 2014 at 9:40 am

    wooww. that baby is so white considering he has mixed race parents.

    • Abraham agbo

      September 2, 2014 at 10:36 am

      It is the hand work God

  25. Mj

    September 2, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Reminds me of my friend’s baby although both parents are Nigerian. His mother is very light in complexion and his dad very dark but the baby is as dark as his father. No hint of his mother’s complexion but the beauty of it is that he looks exactly like his mummy. Every thing including the shape of her head.

    This baby looks exactly like mumy!

  26. BlueEyed

    September 2, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Yay this story took me back to my college days course on genetics, an amazing field I always enjoyed my classes and I came out tops that semester……cute baby I must say

  27. Omo1

    September 2, 2014 at 10:50 am

    I don’t understand..is that the baby’s father? If yes then there is no news to this.

    We had a family family friend who was married to a German. She was an African woman to the core. Two out of her five kids where pure white, the other two where mixed while one was pure black, except for the texture of his hair. So yes history has recorded a case like this.

    • Koenigin

      September 2, 2014 at 11:10 am

      I also know of a german woman (married to a german man from a very old, traditional and respectable family in Bavaria), who gave birth to a black baby. When I say black, I’m not even talking about a biracial kid but a full black and healthy baby.
      She was so confused and devastated about her immediate family thinking she had had an affair with a black man, her husband wanting to divorce her and being the biological mother to a black baby that she made arrangements to put up the child for adoption.
      The truth about the child being biologically theirs did not come out until the medias and several scientists investigated the case. The woman’s grand mother was born of a white woman and a black us american soldier in the 40s/early 50s. Since the child came out white and it wasn’t acceptable to frolick around with a black person, she concealed the truth. Now the great grand child inherited everything.
      Sadly neither parents wanted to keep the child

    • Omo1

      September 2, 2014 at 11:55 am

      Wow. Sad!..in a case like that (where both immediate parents are of same color), then it is news

  28. Africhic

    September 2, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    This isn’t news.

  29. TheBThing

    September 2, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Lifeforms contain all the scope of features that define humans. Lifeforms are abstractions in DNA and are protected from contamination of data. This is why GMO are bio-terrorism and the theories of macro evolution are bunkum.

  30. Truth

    September 2, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I have to ask what the woman’s tribe is, because one specific tribe in nigeria is known to have this genetic mututation as in they produce more albino or extremely fair children with no known white ancestors. Again it is evident that the husbands gene is dominant, but again genetics is a tricky thing. But in all give thanks to our ever clever creature, his handwork is unmatched.

    • jo

      September 16, 2014 at 11:08 pm

      Has been proved he is not albino but mum has recessive white gene

  31. Wale

    September 2, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    I am sure her white husband and his family would have thought to themselves, Phew, thank God!

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  32. darmy

    September 4, 2014 at 6:55 am

    The Baby has an African Nose joor.!!!!!!! Besides it means that the husband won the match!!!!

  33. Honeydew

    September 4, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    I hope this baby was not switched at birth. Might be another white couple somewhere wondering how they ended up with a biracial child.

  34. PHILLIP

    September 4, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    MY GOD IS MARVELOUS

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