Venus is quite an unusual-looking creature, like something from a comic book perhaps; but she’s quite real, as her owners were quick to point out on the “Today” show, and she came by her striking visage naturally…although some still think it’s a trick.
“We’ve heard everything from Photoshop to we’ve dyed half of her face,’’ owner Christina said. “This is just the way she was born, that’s it.’’
The cat, who started out life as a feral farm cat, has since been adopted by Christina and her husband, Chris, and has become the star of viral photos that garnered over a million views on Reddit. Her somewhat shocking features are more than likely the result of being a chimera cat, which is “composed of two populations of genetically distinct cells that originated from different zygotes”. Her face looks almost split down the middle, with one half resembling a black cat with a green eye and the other half ginger with a blue eye.
All the attention the unique feline is getting could win her owners a bit more fame; rumor has it she might be up for some high-profile animal modeling gigs, and could even land in a Lady Gaga video.