The cat with two faces
Quimera

This adorable cat was born with a flawless split of grey and black fur divided almost perfectly down the middle of her face.

The rare markings on the British short hair, pictured at her home in France, are thought to be the result of two embryos fusing together.

She has both light grey and black fur on her face, separated evenly in a remarkably straight line.

While the exact cause of this pet's striking appearance is not known, other felines with this mysterious look are known as chimera cats, which are the result of the merging of two fertilised eggs, or two early embryos in the mother's womb.

Each of the separate two-parent cells has already started developing before the merge, meaning that their established physical features may already come through.

Although it is a rare occurrence, chimeras can occur across many species - including humans - but most don't realise they even have the condition. The signs can be subtle, such as patches of different coloured hair.

The name chimera comes from the monster of Greek mythology made of lions, goats and snakes.

The cat with two faces

The striking British short hair, pictured at her home in France, has unique markings that are thought to be the result of two embryos fusing together.

The cat with two faces

Two-faced: The cat, which lives in France, has a light grey and black face separated down the centre of its head in a remarkably straight line.

The cat with two faces

While the exact cause of this pet's incredible appearance is not known, other felines with this mysterious look are known as chimera cats.

The cat with two faces

Chimera cats are the result of the merging of two fertilised eggs, or two early embryos in its mother's womb.

The cat with two faces

Pictures of this 'two-faced' cat were captured by the animal photographer, Jean-Michel Labat, at the pet's home in France.

The cat with two faces

The cat was born with light grey on one side of its face and black fur on the other while it also has white paws and a patch of white beneath its jaws.