Meet Luna – The Dazzling Chimera Cat Whose Face Is Half-Ginger Half-Black (11 Pics)

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Meet Luna, the stunning cat with two faces due to a rare birth condition.

Chimera cat Luna, two, pictured, lives with owner, Janet Bell, 62, in Wythenshawe, Manchester. Chimera cats are born when two different embryos fertilised by two males cats merge into one, meaning the cat is born out of two male DNA sets

The half-ginger half-black cat lives in Manchester, UK with her owner Janet Bell, 62.

She often attracts attention from passersby who stop and ask about her unique features.

The fascinating cat, pictured, lives a life of luxury and gets complimented wherever she goes, her owner said

The official term is ‘chimera cat’, which means the kitten has two sets of DNA where two different embryos are fused together in the womb.

Chimera cats are born out of two male DNA sets, where two embryos merge into one.

Luna lives her best life, receiving compliments everywhere she goes.

Her owner, Janet says: ‘I thought she was beautiful, we couldn’t believe it, I’d never seen anything like it.’

‘Whenever she goes out of the house people will stop in the street and double-take when they look at her.’

‘People will say how beautiful and unusual she looks or ask me why she looks like that.’

Luna's striking fur, which is half black and half ginger, pictured, stops people in their track when she goes out with Jane

‘They can’t believe she has a half-and-half face.’

Jane has revealed fans of the feline have even been sending Luna gifts. Jane admitted she used to be a dog person, but was converted when she laid eyes on Luna as a kitten

Chimera cats have three genetic parents.

Female cats can carry embryos that were fertilised by different males at any one time. 

Chimera cats are born when two embryos that were fertilized by two males merge together. 

Instead of two separate cats with one set of DNA each, only one kitten is born, with two sets of DNA.  

Female cats can mate and conceive children with more than one male partner at the same time, allowing them to give birth to kittens in the same litter but with different DNA.

When two embryos with different DNA fuse, a chimera kitten is born instead of two separate cats with one set of DNA each.

Cat's in the basket! As well as being a stunner, Luna is also a lovely cat who is extremely well-behaved, Jane boasted

Janet said: ‘We were away on holiday when my friend Tara’s cat escaped and mated with another cat.’

‘I’ve always been a dog person and never liked cats normally but my friend promised me one of the kittens.’

‘When I saw Luna’s face I fell in love with her and now she lives a very pampered lifestyle.’

‘People online think she’s beautiful as well.’

‘She even gets sent gifts from people who are fascinated by her face.’

‘She’s a lovely cat, she’s so well-behaved even when she has a bath.’ 

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Written by Alice Joan