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I'm worried one of my twin girls might be color blind

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I have identical twin girls that will turn 3 in June. They have know their ABC & 123's for well over a year now. They spoke very early, and had no problems saying full sentences. They amazed me with the things they did so early in life. But one is having trouble with her colors. Honestly I wouldn't be concerned, but she is so advanced in other things. For some reason she will not pick up any colors. Her sister knows all of them. So i try to work with her by herself, but she still can't catch on. All she does is guess.

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It is not likely that one identical twin is color blind and the other is not because color blindness is genetic. 8% of color blind individuals are male, and .5% are female, because it is a recessive trait carried on the X chromosome. If one identical twin has it, then the other does. I would guess that this is simply random, and one girl knows her colors but the other doesn't yet. If you're concerned, ask your pediatrician.Lori

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