Family of 14 who all have 6 fingers and 6 toes welcome newborn with same anomaly

Family of 14 who all have 6 fingers and 6 toes welcome newborn with same anomaly

A Brazilian family of 14 who were all born with six fingers and six toes have welcomed a newborn baby boy who also has the same abnormality.

The De Silva family, who live near Brasilia, consider the extra digit an advantage and say it makes them "stand out from the crowd."

The baby's father, Alessandro, is happy that his son Vinicius has inherited the distinctive family feature. He said: "This is a mark that no other family has."

The family is proud of their genetic abnormality. Photo: Barcroft Productions

The family is proud of their genetic abnormality. Photo: Barcroft Productions

They say it makes them stand out. Photo: Barcroft Productions

They say it makes them stand out. Photo: Barcroft Productions

One member of the family shows off his six toes on each foot. Photo: Barcroft Productions

One member of the family shows off his six toes on each foot. Photo: Barcroft Productions

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Alessandro has six fingers and six toes while his wife Katia has five. This means that there was a 50 percent chance that their baby could have the genetic anomaly.

He said: “Since Vinicius was born we noticed that his fingers are perfectly functional. He is already trying to grab things, so all his fingers work normally."

The genetic syndrome that causes the anomaly is called Polydactyly. It occurs in one in 1,000 births.

The new addition to the family also has six fingers. Photo: Barcroft Productions

The new addition to the family also has six fingers. Photo: Barcroft Productions

It gives them advantages other people don't have. Photo: Barcroft Productions

It gives them advantages other people don't have. Photo: Barcroft Productions

They can hit more keys on the piano. Photo: Barcroft Productions

They can hit more keys on the piano. Photo: Barcroft Productions

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