Narina is a feline that may appear to be a chimera cat, but nobody is really sure why he has the striking features of a two-tone face.
Now that he has become a father, two of the kittens are a chip off the old block, but they are chips off of different sides.
Narina lives in Britain with Stephanie Gimenez, his human. Many people think that he is a chimera cat, which according to National Geographic is “a cat whose cells contain two types of DNA, caused when two embryos fuse together.” It sometimes results in a two-tone face, such as what he has, but Gimenez told the Daily Mail that after DNA testing, they found out that he wasn’t a chimera.
“A geneticist performed tests and [found] Narnia has only one DNA … there remains a mystery for science,” she said.
“He also has beautiful blue eyes, which is very rare in a cat that is all black. Normally blue eyes are often found in white cats,” the owner added.
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Nobody is sure what has caused Narnia’s unusual looks, but it seems as if he is passing them along. Recently, the three-year-old cat became father to two kittens, one gray and one black. Prada is all black, although she does have a little white on her chin. Phoenix, her brother, is completely gray. When you put them side-by-side with each other, it is a reflection of their father’s face! Interestingly, both cats have brown eyes, unlike their father, who has blue eyes.
The kittens got to spend a few months with their dad and now they are on their way to forever homes. It will be interesting to see what their kittens look like!
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