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Dad Demands Paternity Test For His 5-Year-Old Son As He’s Suspicious Of Kid’s ‘Unusually Dark’ Complexion

Date September 5, 2019 17:56

Babies’ skin color often changes due to the effects of their environment, as well as their own health. Starting from birth, their complexion is beginning to change from purple to red and so on.

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But could it be possible for a child to have a darker skin color than his or her parents?

A paternity test

One dad wrote to Reddit to seek advice from people online. He asked the users whether he should take a paternity test as he was worried that his 5-year-old son has an ‘unusually dark’ complexion.

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The anonymous man shared that he and his wife are quite pale but their son has been having a dark complexion since his birth.

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The worried father noted that his wife once had an ‘emotional affair’ with a co-worker which led them to have trust issues in their marriage. The man assured he and his partner reconciled since then but now he suspects that his child reminds him of the co-worker who almost broke their marriage.

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He writes:

The problem is, the other guy had a similar complexion to my son, and this made me very paranoid.

Many readers urged the man to do a paternity test without telling his wife while some noted he shouldn’t have waited for so long.

Can a couple sire a baby who has a significantly darker or lighter complexion than either individual? According to a genes specialist, it’s actually possible.

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However, it’s much more complex as there are hundreds of different stretches of DNA that can decide what kind of skin color a person will have. So do you think the suspicious father should take a paternity test or should he trust his wife?