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Any set of twins that are not identical (whether it's boys or girls or a combination of the two) are fraternal twins.

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Q: Are female twins that are not identical called Fraternal or Maternal?
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Fraternal and identical twins?

Fraternal twins are created when 2 separate eggs are fertilized. Identical twins are created when 1 fertilized egg splits into 2. It is impossible for one identical twin to be male and the other female. Identical twins are usually the ones that look exactly alike.


How are paternal twins formed?

there is no such thing as paternal or maternal twins. the only type of twins there are is fraternal, and Identical. Identical twins are the result of one sperm fertilizing one egg and that fertilized embryo splitting apart and forming two fetuses, therefore the children are born identical, and thus must be of the same sex. Fraternal twins are the result of two eggs being fertilized at the same time by two different sperm, and the children will be born different from the other. As a result, they can be male/male, female/female, or female/male. also there is a very slim chance that fraternal twins can have two different fathers, as it can take up to two weeks after having sex for a sperm to fertilize an egg. so if a female has sex with multiple partners, there is a very small chance that the two twins could be from two fathers. just to clarify... there is no such thing as paternal or maternal twins


What is your chances of having twins if you are a female fraternal one?

If You Are A Twin (Or Have Twins In Your Family): If you are a fraternal twin, you have a 1 in 17 Chance of having twins. If you are identical, it doesn't affect your chances, and they remain from 1 in anywhere from 38 - 90, depending on if fertility drugs are used or not. If your mother is a fraternal twin, you may have a higher than average chance of twins. If you father is a twin, it doesn't affect your chances, as fraternal twinning is apparently carried down the maternal line. If your husband is a twin or has twins in his family, it doesn't affect your chances of having twins. If you have a parent that is an identical twin, your chances of having twins yourself are the same as anyone else.


What is a paternal twin?

There is no such thing as paternal or maternal twins. the only type of twins there are is FRAternal, and Identical. Identical twins are the result of one sperm fertilizing one egg and that fertilized embryo splitting apart and forming two fetuses, therefore the children are born identical, and thus must be of the same sex. Fraternal twins are the result of two eggs being fertilized at the same time by two different sperm, and the children will be born different from the other. As a result, they can be male/male, female/female, and female/male. also there is a very slim chance that fraternal twins can have two different fathers, as it can take up to two weeks after having sex for a sperm to fertilize an egg. so if a female has sex with multiple partners, there is a very small chance that the two twins could be from two fathers.


What happens to a human female if multiple eggs r released?

If those eggs are both impregnated by spermatozoa, then she could end up being pregnant with fraternal twins. (Non-identical).


What is the egg released by the female reproductive system called?

It is called the ovum. Occasionally, two are released, which may yield fraternal twins if both are fertilized.


Do yorkie-pekingese mix dogs shed?

I have a female Yorkie (maternal) and pekineses (fraternal) and the only time she looses hair is when I brush her... I don't have a problem with her shedding... So I think its hard to say yes or no it depends on the genetics I think...


What movie is about female fraternal twins who are reunited in Hollywood?

parent trap???


How do you have identical female twins?

Luck. There is no way of having identical twins, let alone choosing the sex. There are two primary types of twins, Identical and Fraternal. Identical twins occur when the egg splits after fertilization. To date no indication of a genetic link has been found. Anyone has a chance, though small, of having identical twins. Fraternal twins occur when more than one egg is dropped during ovulation. This trait can be inherited from the mother's side of the family. Studies have shown that the chances are also increased by being overweight or older. Fertility drugs also make this more likely to happen.


Can conjoined twins be male and female?

No. Conjoined twins are always identical twins, and never just fraternal twins. Identical twins come from a single embryo that splits. In the case of conjoined twins, a complete split never occurs. So when they come from the same embryo, they are always the same gender.


Why does one twin female goat have wattles and the other twin female pygmy goat does not?

First part of my answer is that wattles are a genetic characteristic. They are not normal. Cute, painless, etc., but most goats don't have them. Second part is the easy one. They aren't identical twins. They're fraternal.


How many different types of babies can you have?

boy, girl and simese twins Siamese twins are now properly called conjoined twins. You can have identical twins[ same sex] , fraternal twins [ one male , one female ]. triplets, same way, quadruplets, quintuplists , sextuplets and so on , with fertility drugs.

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