Chimera cat

  • metta

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    Aug 25, 2012 3:09 PM GMT
    "Meet chimera cat. She recently went viral on the internet - for obvious reasons. 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.
    She also has complete heterochromia, a condition when the eyes are different colours."

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimera_(genetics)
  • mizu5

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    Aug 25, 2012 3:55 PM GMT
    SOOOO cute!
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    Aug 25, 2012 3:58 PM GMT
    Is it fertile or infertile? What would its kittens look like? (And please, no posting of RJ member pics icon_wink.gif )
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    Aug 25, 2012 4:15 PM GMT
    Is there a video?
    A photo just leaves me skeptic.
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    Aug 25, 2012 5:33 PM GMT
    Neight saidIs there a video?
    A photo just leaves me skeptic.


    http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/chimeracat.asp
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    Aug 25, 2012 6:08 PM GMT
    All calico cats are chimeras.
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    Aug 25, 2012 7:07 PM GMT
    EEK!!
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    Aug 26, 2012 11:42 AM GMT
    metta8 said"Meet chimera cat. She recently went viral on the internet - for obvious reasons. 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.
    She also has complete heterochromia, a condition when the eyes are different colours."

    603390_462987833722233_1344375991_n.jpg


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimera_(genetics)


    Must be this guy's cat

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  • offshore

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    Aug 26, 2012 12:31 PM GMT
    Isn't that just an ordinary calico/ tortoiseshell coat?
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    Aug 26, 2012 12:33 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidIs it fertile or infertile? What would its kittens look like? (And please, no posting of RJ member pics icon_wink.gif )


    Art, you take all the fun away from paulflexes... lol