African-American Mother Gives Birth to Light skin baby boy with red hair

African-American Mother Gives Birth to Light skin baby boy with red hair

  • A red headed boy identified as Matthew is the lovely son of a young African-American woman
  • Both parents must be carriers of a gene called MC1R in order to birth a red headed child but that was not the case of Matthew
  • The mother of the now 6-year-old boy opened up about the discrimination and constant questioning she faces due to the colour difference

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A publication by has reported the story of an African-American mother who has a 6-year-old called Matthew with red hair.

The report had the mother sharing that she knew from an ultrasound she took while pregnant that her child is hairy but had no idea he would have red hair.

According to the boy's mum, one of the nurses at the labour room screamed when her baby came out and that got her very worried.

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Black woman gives birth to red headed boy
Matthew with his mother Photo credit:
Source: UGC

Shortly after the scream, the nurse informed her of the colour of her son's skin and she was surprised.

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In disbelief, she instructed the nurses to wash the baby's hair well. They did that three times and the hair colour was the same, reported.

According to, for a child to be born with red hair, both parents must carry the MC1R gene which meant both parents need to be red headed but that was not the case.

The mother also revealed that there have been many times people have assumed she is the boy's nanny when they see them together in public and she ended up having to explain what the situation is.

She also said she has faced a lot of discrimination from people including being accused of stealing someone's child and getting reported to the police.

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Meanwhile an earlier publication by featured gorgeous twin girls identified as Megan and Morgan Boyd. The report shared that the girls gained worldwide recognition when their pictures surfaced on social media.

Their mother, Stephanie Boyd had them on June 6, 2012 in the United States. Realizing the beautiful feature her daughters possess, she began taking photos of them on Instagram.

The photos went viral and that attracted followers from all parts of the world. Stephanie Boyd has the habit of dressing the girls in trendy outfits and classy styles and that has contributed to their growth on social media.

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