Venus has a genetic condition that causes her face and eyes to be of different colors.
This is pretty cool! Due to a genetic condition called ‘Chimerism” Venus the cat has two complete different hair color and patterns perfectly split down the middle of her face and, due to another condition called heterochromia, she has two different colored eyes as well!
Here’s a video showing the beautiful cat just hanging out:
Daily Mail writes:
When there seems to be a new cute kitten gaining YouTube fame each week, it’s tough to stand out from the cat crowd. But that’s certainly not a problem for Venus – the ‘two-faced’ cat who is the internet star du jour. The feline’s face is perfectly divided in two – one half is jet black while the other is calico. And, as if this wasn’t enough, her eyes are different colours too – one is ice blue, the other is green. Venus is known as a chimera cat because of her genetic composition and her different eye colours are caused by heterochromia. Janus, the Roman god with two faces, would have perhaps been a more obvious deity to name the three-year-old cat after, even if she is a female. Venus has several YouTube videos which have been seen about 154,000 times with thousands clicking the ‘like’ button. Unsurprisingly, Venus now has her own Facebook page too where she has attracted more than 22,000 fans. However, Venus is learning that world-wide fame has its downsides too as she has been unfavourably likened to Harvey Dent, Batman’s nemesis Two-Face. Venus’ proud owner describes her lovingly as a ‘gentle’ and ‘perfect’ pet with a deceptively big appetite. ‘As tiny as she is she likes to pick the giant pieces of food from the dog food bowl rather than eat her cat food,’ the owner writes on Venus’ Facebook page.
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