Boy Born With All-White Hair

May 8, 2017 5:08 pm Last Updated: May 8, 2017 5:08 pm

A Hungarian baby was born with a head full of white hair, and doctors are stunned.

The boy, named Bence, was born months ago—in a hospital without any unusual circumstances involved. He was born at 12 pounds, making him a big baby.

But it’s the hair that doctors—and everyone else—noticed: it’s fully white, Daily News Hungary reported.

Dr. Zoltan Kummer says his white hair isn’t a sign of illness. He suggested that albinism—a genetic mutation that affects hair and skin color—likely caused it, Opposing Views reported.

According to the Mayo Clinic, “Albinism includes a group of inherited disorders that are characterized by little or no production of the pigment melanin. The type and amount of melanin your body produces determines the color of your skin, hair and eyes.”

But his doctor said that the melanin pigment might be missing in the child’s hair, but it isn’t missing in his skin.

Reports indicate that his mother was under stress when she was pregnant with Bence.

Hospital staff now call him “Prince Charming.”

In 2016, a baby named MilliAnna was born with a streak of white hair.