Im-paw-sible! Chimera feline whose face is half ginger half black fur is a walking sensation after being fathered by TWO males
- Luna, two, from Wythenshawe, Manchester, is a tousled, double-coated moggy cat
- ‘Chimera’ cats born when two embryos fertilized by two males fuse into one
- Striking Luna gets compliments everywhere and gets gifts from fans
This incredible two-faced cat stuns onlookers with her unique half-ginger-half-black face, thanks to a rare birth condition.
The confused moggy, Luna, two, lives with its owner, Janet Bell, 62, in Wythenshawe, Manchester, where they are often stopped and questioned about the cat’s facial features.
The legal secretary adopted Luna from a friend after her cat escaped while the couple was on vacation and got pregnant.
The wayward kitten is officially known as a “chimera cat,” meaning Luna has two sets of DNA because two different embryos fused together in her mother’s womb.
Chimera cat Luna, two, pictured, lives with its owner, Janet Bell, 62, in Wythenshawe, Manchester. Chimera cats are born when two different embryos fertilized by two male cats fuse into one, meaning the cat is born from two male DNA sets
The fascinating cat pictured lives a luxurious life and gets compliments everywhere she goes, her owner said
Jan said: ‘Luna was the first kitten to be born and when she came out I said to my friend: ‘I want that one’.
‘I thought she was beautiful, we couldn’t believe it, I’d never seen anything like it.
“When she leaves the house, people in the street stop and take double when they look at her.
“People will say how beautiful and unusual she looks or ask me why she looks like that.
Luna’s distinctive coat, which is half black and half ginger, in the photo, stops people when she goes out with Jane
Jane has revealed that fans of the cat have even sent Luna gifts. Jane admitted she used to be a dog person but was converted when she saw Luna as a kitten
“They can’t believe she has a half-and-half face.”
Chimera Cats: The Cat With Three Genetic Parents
Female cats can carry embryos fertilized by several male cats at the same time.
Chimera cats are born when two embryos fertilized by two males fuse together.
Instead of two separate cats with one set of DNA each, only one kitten is born, with two sets of DNA.
Female cats can mate and have children with more than one male partner at a time, allowing them to give birth to kittens in the same litter but with different DNA.
When two embryos with different DNA fuse together, a chimera kitten is born instead of two separate cats with one set of DNA each.
Now Luna lives a pampered life enjoying cuddles from Jan and her three grandchildren, Reece (14), Kai, ten, and River-Lucia, four, with whom Luna has a special bond.
Jan said: ‘We were on vacation when my friend Tara’s cat escaped and mated with another cat.
“I’ve always been a dog person and have never normally liked cats, but my friend promised me one of the kittens.
“When I saw Luna’s face I fell in love with her and now she lives very spoiled.
‘People online also think she’s beautiful.
‘She even gets gifts from people who are fascinated by her face.
“She’s a sweet cat, she behaves so well even when she’s in the bath.”
Cat is in the basket! Luna is not only a stunner, but also a sweet cat who is extremely well behaved, Jane boasted