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This ‘Chimera’ Kitten Is Probably The Cutest Accident That Ever Happened To Nature
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This ‘Chimera’ Kitten Is Probably The Cutest Accident That Ever Happened To Nature

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. Check her out!

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, a rare natural occurrence

Her blue eye looks like a 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

Making her unique and absolutely gorgeous!

Quimera has built up quite a following on Instagram, with over 36,000 followers

Which gets updated regularly as she goes about her kitty life

Being completely unaware of her fame and unique appeal to cat lovers around the world!

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Cassie
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4 years ago

This kitty is truly gorgeous. I love the whole concept of chimera. It can happen in people, too, but it not obvious like it can be in cats. It is much less rare in cats than people. There was a news story several years ago of a mom that had her kids taken away from her because she signed up for food stamps in a state that required genetic testing and the test showed they were her sister's kids, not hers, but she didn't have a sister. It just so happened that she was pregnant at the time and she gave birth with authorities in the room who immediately took DNA material to test and the baby's test returned the same result. Turns out the genetic material in the mom's cheek where they take the swab is different than in other parts of her body because she is chimera. Fascinating!

Jazzy McSquishy-Buggs
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4 years ago

That is really fascinating

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Ironcat_xox
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4 years ago

To quote Bob Ross: "There are no mistakes, only happy accidents"

Grace Thompson
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4 years ago

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So if a doctor is performing surgery on a man who the next day is going to invent a machine that cures cancer, and he slips and falls and kills that man, that's just a happy accident? You're a fucking moron.

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Soccerluv
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4 years ago

Most beautiful cat ever

Kerry Noonan
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2 years ago

Grace Thompson, there is a time and place for your out bursts !! Take a joke or just don't reply back if you don't like what somebody wrote !! Everyone has their own opinion but you don't have to display how you feel !! Either way I thought it was funny !!!!

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Cassie
Community Member
4 years ago

This kitty is truly gorgeous. I love the whole concept of chimera. It can happen in people, too, but it not obvious like it can be in cats. It is much less rare in cats than people. There was a news story several years ago of a mom that had her kids taken away from her because she signed up for food stamps in a state that required genetic testing and the test showed they were her sister's kids, not hers, but she didn't have a sister. It just so happened that she was pregnant at the time and she gave birth with authorities in the room who immediately took DNA material to test and the baby's test returned the same result. Turns out the genetic material in the mom's cheek where they take the swab is different than in other parts of her body because she is chimera. Fascinating!

Jazzy McSquishy-Buggs
Community Member
4 years ago

That is really fascinating

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Ironcat_xox
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4 years ago

To quote Bob Ross: "There are no mistakes, only happy accidents"

Grace Thompson
Community Member
4 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

So if a doctor is performing surgery on a man who the next day is going to invent a machine that cures cancer, and he slips and falls and kills that man, that's just a happy accident? You're a fucking moron.

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Soccerluv
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4 years ago

Most beautiful cat ever

Kerry Noonan
Community Member
2 years ago

Grace Thompson, there is a time and place for your out bursts !! Take a joke or just don't reply back if you don't like what somebody wrote !! Everyone has their own opinion but you don't have to display how you feel !! Either way I thought it was funny !!!!

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