Many twin parents wonder if their twins are Identical or Fraternal — even when they have already been told one way or the other by their Healthcare Providers.  The truth is, many parents have been misinformed by their Healthcare Providers, who may be perpetuating a common mistaken belief that separate placentas always equates to fraternal twins.  But, when those close to the twins have difficulty telling them apart, one cannot help but wonder.

Recent studies have shown that twins are probably actually identical if the following are all true: Identical or Fraternal Twins

  • Same Sex
  • Same Hair Color
  • Same Eye Color
  • Often Mixed Up by those around them

Everyone seems to have an opinion.  Just for fun, we’re posting pictures of twins over on our Facebook page, and guessing as to whether or not they are identical.  So, come on over and add your twins’ photo and guess on all the rest! 

We’ll feature the photos with the most comments in an upcoming slideshow here on our website — so check back!

Although you might suspect your twins are identical, Twin Zygosity Testing (or Twin DNA Testing) might be the easiest and most reliable way to determine if your twins are identical or fraternal.