Meet the ‘Chimera’ kitten, probably the cutest ‘accident’ that ever happened to nature

chimera cat
Maggie Davies

Watch out Venus, there’s a new two-face in town!

Quimera, a gorgeous kitten from Argentina whose unusual features are taking the internet by storm.

The reason is her unique looking in the cutest way possible. Her condition is known as a chimera – a rare natural occurrence whereby an individual is made up of cells from at least two different original eggs. But together, they create a single organism with two different forms of DNA.

According to Bored Panda, the kitten’s special look could also be due to 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.

Either way, she’s just gorgeous! Her blue eye especially appears like some kind of precious stone, bright and beautiful and an utter contrast to her other eye. The colour split continues down her chest to her front legs, with the sides reversed.

Ooh, and I forget to mention Quimera won over the Instagram, too. Her lucky human parents are taking care for her account to be updated regularly as she goes about her kitty life, unaware of her fame and unique appeal to cat lovers around the world.

She’s definitely the most gorgeous cat I’ve ever seen! Quimera has built up quite a following on Instagram, with over 85,000 followers which gets updated regularly as she goes about her kitty life!


(Story source: Homes Luxury)

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