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Is it possible that twins can have two diferent fathers?

  1. emperor jurist profile image60
    emperor juristposted 6 years ago

    Is it possible that twins can have two diferent fathers?

  2. Just Ask Susan profile image89
    Just Ask Susanposted 6 years ago

    I have to follow this question as I want to see the answers to this. Dogs can have different fathers.

  3. plussize-lingerie profile image59
    plussize-lingerieposted 6 years ago

    Yes to "normal" twins, ie two eggs.

    No to identical twins as that's a single fertilized egg that splits, so therefore same parents.

  4. cmaddox profile image58
    cmaddoxposted 6 years ago

    Plussize-lingerie said it well.  Great question.

  5. helmutbiscut profile image75
    helmutbiscutposted 6 years ago

    Yes.  It only happens with fraternal twins.  The mother has to release two separate eggs, which are subsequently fertilized by separate acts of intercourse with two different men.  The technical name for it is heteropaternal superfecundation.

 
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