Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by los2188, May 7, 2015.
Wow, never heard of this. I assume that are not identical?
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K rect - fraternal twins.
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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.
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.
I wonder how many times such incidents have been documented.
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.
Thanks PrairieWind -- you're right; it's in the quote in the OP (which I should have read thoroughly!).
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