Watch out Venus, there’s a new two-faced cat in town! This is Quimera, a gorgeous gata from Argentina whose unusual features are taking the internet by storm.
Quimera may be what’s known as a Genetic chimera cat, a rare natural occurrence whereby an individual is made up of cells from at least two different original eggs. They fuse together to become a single organism whose DNA is from two completely different individuals.
However, this adorable cat may also be a mosaic, much more common in felines, which is only one individual egg that just happens to have different active genetic expressions in its cells. Only DNA testing would give the answer.
Either way, she’s a truly beautiful cat! The blue eye color especially appears like some kind of precious stone, bright and beautiful, and utter contrast to her other eye. The chimerism color split continues down her chest to her front legs, with the sides reversed.
Quimera has built up quite a following on Instagram, which is updated regularly as the cute cat goes about her life, unaware of her fame and unique appeal to cat lovers around the world.