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Answered 2010-07-07 06:10:03

The answer is yes. I have quadruplets who are all fraternal and are all boys. Fraternal (non identical) multiples can be of any sex. Identical multiples are of the same sex.

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Are fraternal twins never the same sex?

Fraternal twins can be the same sex or opposite sexes. It doesn't matter.

Can non-identical twins be the same sex?

Yes, the sex of the fraternal twins has nothing to do with the fact that they are twins.

If a boy and a girl are twins are they faternal twins or twins?

Twins can only be identical if they are the same sex. If they are boy and girl, they are fraternal.

How is a fraternal twin different from other twins?

Identical twins come from a single fertilized ovum, and are always of the same sex. Fraternal twins come from separate ova, and may be of different sex. Its ferternal.actualy, furturnal twins are normal. identical twins are rare. identical twins are twins that look axactly alike, and furturnal twins do not look the same.

Was Shakespeare's twins identical?

No. All identical twins are the same sex. Judith and Hamnet were opposite sexes, and so were fraternal twins.

What is combination of chromosomes XY for fraternal twins?

If two fraternal twins have the XY sex chromosomes, they will be male.

Do fraternal twins have the same fingerprints?

No, fraternal twins do not have the same fingerprints, because everyone no matter what has different fingerprints. not even twins.

Do fraternal twins come from the same egg?

No, identical twins do, but fraternal twins come from 2 separate eggs.

What are fraternal twins?

Fraternal twins are two siblings that have the same birth day, but do not look identical.

What is the difference between fraternal and identical twins?

identical twins are born at the same time AND look the same l. Fraternal twins are born at the same time but do not look identical..

Can faternal twins be the same gender?

They can be. While identical twins always have to be the same gender, fraternal twins usually are not. However this is not always the case. Identical twins occur because they inhabit the same egg. Fraternal twins because two eggs were fertilized at the same time. So fraternal twins could be the same gender, but usually they are of the opposite gender.

Do fraternal or identical twins have the same DNA?

Identical twins do not have the same DNA; it is quite similar, but not exact. fraternal twins are no more similar than sibling likenesses.

Are fraternal twins identical?

No that's why theyre called fraternal twins. Identical twins are identical (share the exact same genes) while fraternal twins are as similar to each other as normal siblings are.

Do fraternal twins have the same genotype?

No, the genotype of fraternal twins is no more similar than any two siblings.

What is the difference identical and fraternal twins?

Identical twins come from the same fertilized egg; fraternal twins come from 2 fertilized eggs.

Does 2 sacs and one placenta mean fraternal twins?

I am pretty sure because that is how my twins are at the moment that one placenta and two sacs mean identical twins more often than fraternal and more often identical if they are the same sex

Why do fraternal twins have their own placenta?

Fraternal twins are really two siblings who happen to be born at the same time from the same mother. They each have their on placenta.

What is it called when twins are different genders?

Fraternal twins. Fraternal twins can be the same gender too, but since they are produced from two eggs from the mother, they are not identical.

Why are identical twins and fraternal twins not the exact same?

Identical twins are formed from a single egg that splits into two. Fraternal twins are formed from two separate eggs that are both separately fertilized. So identical twins have identical DNA, and fraternal twins do not.

Are twins that can only be two girls or two boys identical?

Not necessarily. "Same sex fraternal" twins are more common than many people realize.

Why do fraternal twins don't have to be of the same sex?

Unlike identical twins, fraternal twins come from two separate eggs each getting fertilized by a separate sperm. Now these sperms can both carry an X chromosome or a Y chromosome giving rise to fraternal twins of the same gender. But at times one could carry the X chromosome and the other could carry the Y chromosome resulting in twins of opposite gender.

Are fraternal twins the same gender?

Fraternal twins can be either boys or girls, or a combination of one girl, one boy. They are different from identical twins, who share the same DNA and must be the same gender. Fraternal twins have their own unique DNA and while they may look similar, they are not identical in appearance.

Can conjoined twins be different gender?

Nature has various safety valves. That is one of them. Conjoined Twins are identical twins with a natural connective bond, therefore they always take the same sex. Fraternal twins, like the fictional Bobbseys, can be Boy and Girl.

What are unidentical twins called?

How do fraternal twins form? Answer one egg from each ovary is fertilized.

Why can twins look the same but aren't the same height length or weight?

Twins can either be identical or fraternal.Identical twins are obviously identical, and fraternal twins aren't. Fraternal twins are still born at the same time, hence the name "twins", but they do not look exactly alike. It is perfectly plausible for fraternal twins to look the same, but not be identical. Many fraternal twins appear to be identical, but are really not.Also, even identical twins don't stay the same height/weight their whole lives. Their height and weight would depend on their diet and exercise. If one was an active, healthy, person, and the other was a couch potato, they both wouldn't always be the same weight just because they are twins.

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