Ella Gayle, 23, from Nottingham boasts Jamaican, Italian, and Irish roots.
She is dark-skinned with jet-black hair which is why she was shocked when she gave birth to her son Luca who came out with red hair and fair skin.
Watch the video of the cute baby below.
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Christian Henman, 29, Luca’s dad, is white but has dark hair, making them wonder where the baby got his looks from.
Ella, a financial difficulty advisor, said: “You can see Luca’s hair from a mile off when we’re out and about and people often stare because the two of us look so different.
“Luca’s dad has blue eyes like him, but other than that, there’s not a huge amount of physical similarity between Luca and us.
“People have jokingly asked if Luca was swapped at the hospital and we were given the wrong baby but I had a home birth so that isn’t actually possible!”
Understandably curious, Ella delved into the issue and did some research as to why her son looks different from them. In the end, she concluded that she and Christian must have carried the gene that gave Luca his looks although it was dormant in their case and only got expressed in Luca.
Ella added: “I have two cousins with red hair, but that’s the only immediate family both Christian and I have with red hair – other than that, there’s no one!
“People are forever coming up to us when we’re out to comment on Luca’s amazing hair; it’s mainly abroad when I get funny looks from people about the obvious difference in looks between us.
“I don’t mind people staring, to be honest, I love to show Luca off!
“Since my post on Facebook about him, he’s actually been offered a modeling contract which is super exciting.”
Still, it’s not the baby’s looks but the fact that he’s their son that is most important to this young couple.
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