Father Ben Ihegboro, 44, a customer services adviser, admitted that when he saw the baby he exclaimed ‘What the flip?’ before joking: ‘Is she mine?’
Her stunned parents, who already have two black children, just ‘sat and stared’ at their white baby when she arrived, they told the Sun last night.
‘We both just sat there after the birth staring at her,’ said Mr Ihegboro.
Mum Angela said: ‘She is beautiful, a miracle baby.’
Despite jokingly asking whether he was the father, Mr Igegboro said: ‘Of course she is mine.
‘My wife is true to me. Even if she hadn’t been, the baby wouldn’t have looked like that!’
Pale skin genes can skip generations but neither Ben nor Angela Ihegboro – who only moved to Britain five years ago – know of any white heritage in either of their families.
‘She doesn’t look like an albino child anyway,’ Mr Ihegboro said.
‘Not like the ones I have seen back in Nigeria or in books. She just looks like a healthy white baby.
‘My mum is a black Nigerian although she has a bit fairer skin than mine. But we don’t know of any white ancestry.
My personal opinion I truly think this is an albino baby, I’m just saying.