Believe it or not, this cat is not photoshopped! She just has a very special genetic makeup, which causes her coat to be two different colours.
By, 1 Jun 2020
Venus is undoubtedly one of the most unique-looking cats in the world.
Venus is half ginger tabby, half black cat. In other words, she’s a chimera cat, meaning that two embryos fused together while in her mum’s belly, causing her to have two completely different coat colours. This is usually more common in males, so not only is Venus original, she’s also quite rare!
Plus, Venus has one green eye and one blue eye! This is known as heterochromia. This is a genetic condition which causes irises to be two different colours. The odds of a cat turning out to have both chimera and heterochromia? Not likely! Venus is one exceptional feline.
So it’s no surprise that she has a huge social media following. With over 2 million followers, Venus inspires people every day. In fact, her Instagram page’s description reads:
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
And we could not agree more!