What is a Chimera Cat? September 14 2016, 20 Comments
The internet was taken a storm when Venus came out and made herself into a famous little kitty. You have most likely seen a photo of her photo, but what makes one side of her face different from the other like that? And her eyes!? This is called a chimera cat and it actually is not as rare as you think!
We were wondering what makes a chimera cat a chimera cat and why so we did our research. Here is what we found.
According to Geekologie.com, a chimera cat is one individual organism, but genetically its own fraternal twin. The chimera is formed from the merging of two nonidentical twins, therefore they can be male, female, or hermaphroditic. Basically what that means is it was two embryos that merged together, making the cat look like it's two different patterns. Sometimes the difference is not as obvious as the face fur, it could be4 a hitchhiker's thumb and one straight thumb, eyes of slightly different colors, or completely undetectable.
But when it is obvious the results are quite beautiful! Here are some photos !
1. The most famous of them all! Majestic Venus!
2. This little cutie.
3. A KITTEN CHIMERA! ITS SO FLUFFY.
4. So wise.
5. It would be hard to say no to that face.
6. Little kitten.