NJ - Twins have different fathers, judge finds in paternity case

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  1. los2188

    los2188 North Carolina Tar Heels..your NCCA Champs!!

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    http://news.yahoo.com/twins-different-fathers-judge-finds-paternity-case-193657473.html
     
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  3. QueenD

    QueenD Well-Known Member

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    Wow, never heard of this. I assume that are not identical?




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  4. Trident

    Trident Well-Known Member

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    K rect - fraternal twins.




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  5. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    Clearly not. Identical twins have the same genes, so it wouldn't be possible for identical twins to have different fathers.
     
  6. Sonya610

    Sonya610 Former Member

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    It is rare in humans because usually only one mature egg is released each month. This would be a much more common in some human females if the 1 egg per month rule wasn't the norm.

    As a comparison, female dogs release many eggs when they become fertile; a loose dog in heat will end up with quite a colorful litter of mixed breed pups from various fathers as a result.
     
  7. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    I wonder how many times such incidents have been documented.
     
  8. PrairieWind

    PrairieWind Verified Attorney

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    I think I read that the judge said that he had found caselaw of only two other instances in a paternity/child support matter. Its actually not all THAT rare for a woman to release two eggs in ovulation But its rare that they are fertilized by different men.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Thanks PrairieWind -- you're right; it's in the quote in the OP (which I should have read thoroughly!).
     
  10. PrairieWind

    PrairieWind Verified Attorney

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    I think I read that the judge said that he had found caselaw of only two other instances in a paternity/child support matter. Its actually not all THAT rare for a woman to release two eggs in ovulation But its rare that they are fertilized by different men.
     

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