First story of a chimera kitten went viral in 2012. Venus, known as Venus the Two-Faced Cat (born 2008 or 2009) is a cat whose face is half black and half red tabby. In addition, her eyes are heterochromic, her left eye being green, her right is blue.
So what is a chimera? Well, as the name implies connection with mythical or fictional creature “Chimera” who had body parts taken from various animals, the scientific truth has some similarities with the description of such creature. In genetics , Chimera is described as 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.
These days another story of an adorable chimera cat has become viral.
Meet Quimera, a beautiful cat from Argentina whose look is just gorgeous. Her blue eye , appearing mystically colored, particularly makes you thing of a precious stone, dazzling. and marvelous and is completely different when compared with her other eye. As we look down to her chest, the shading split continues down to her front legs, but with the sides amazingly switched.
But people say that the uncommon look of Quimera could be also attributed to the mosaicism (or mosaic) which it is a common thing in cats. Mosaic means the presence of two different genotypes in an individual which developed from a single fertilized egg. The only way to find out for sure would be after an DNA test.
Needles to say that the adorable chimera kitten has more than 94k followers on Instagram.