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Megan MacGill
Megan MacGill • 1 year ago

Chimera cat is one individual organism, but genetically its own fraternal twin. A chimera is typically formed from four parent cells (either two fertilized eggs, or two early embryos that have fused together). When the organism forms, the cells that had already begun to develop in the separate embryos keep their original phenotypes and appearances. This means that the resulting animal is a mixture of tissues and can look like this gorgeous (but bizarre) kitty.

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  • Debra London

    looks just like my

  • AnnMarie Brown

    It never ceases to amaze me how agile and sure-footed cats are. When I was little, and not aware that it wasn't a good idea, I used to toss my cat around ti see if she landed anywhere but her feet but she always nailed the landings. I can't believe I used to do that thinking back, but she must have liked it because everytime I tossed her she would keep jumping up for more. Man, I loved that cat. :)

This is Venus, a three year old chimera cat. Chimera cat is one individual organism, but genetically its own fraternal twin. A chimera is typically formed from four parent cells (either two fertilized eggs, or two early embryos that have fused together). When the organism forms, the cells that had already begun to develop in the separate embryos keep their original phenotypes and appearances. This means that the resulting animal is a mixture of tissues and can look like this gorgeous kitty

Pretty kitty