She is a truly adorable red-headed child with piercing blue eyes.
But what is truly remarkable about four-month old baby Andrea Mariella, is that she was born to a black mother.
Patience Chando, 36, who is of Zimbabwean heritage, and her white German partner Andreas Spillea, 49, welcomed their daughter in April.
The former office worker thought her daughter would have a more darker complexion, like her other daughters – 15-year-old Faith and 17-year-old Lucricia.
But the mom-of-three says her gorgeous daughter Andrea turns heads whenever they go out in their hometown of Hanover, Germany.
Patience said: ‘I couldn’t believe it. Her skin was too white when she was born, I was sure it would tone down, which happens sometimes, but it hasn’t.’
‘It wasn’t until a few days after she was born I started to think: ‘Hold on, her skin was white. I’m her biological mother and I’m black’.
‘Every time we go out I get questioned or stopped for photographs. I’m running out of things to say to people. She’s the centre of attraction.’
Patience says doctors were concerned that little Andrea might have a skin disorder when she took her in for a routine check-up.
Patience added: ‘My doctor was totally surprised. He even tested her for a skin disorder out of concern for how pale she was.’
‘My friends keep joking that a mother is out there looking for their baby, and one day they will find us.’
The mom even traced her ancestry but says there is no white heritage in her family.
Patience conceived her other daughters Faith and Lucricia with her black former partner. She moved moved to Hanover after meeting new partner Andreas in her native Zimbabwe.
Dr Bryce Mendelsohn, a medical geneticist at the University of California, said: ‘People of African descent have traces of European in their ancestry, especially from populations with many geographic origins, so that could be the case here.’
Martin Delatycki, clinical director of the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services in Australia said: ‘If someone with dark skin procreates with someone of light skin, the child’s skin colour will generally fall somewhere between them on the spectrum.’
‘There is not one gene for skin colour, and there are many complex genetic influences and subtle change that can impact the outcome.’
‘If two dark-skinned people conceive a light skinned child, this would usually be due to a form of albinism, but this does not appear to be the case here judging by the child’s hair and eye colour.’