The shorthair daddy cat, called Narnia, has a remarkably rare genetic trait which means he has a unique perfectly split facial pattern making him a truly stunning specimen.
Cat dad Narnia has two different colors on his face perfectly split down the middle, but he’s not a chimera cat, leaving his owner and geneticists stumped. Looking at the quirky cat’s face, it’s almost as if architects designed him to have an exact 50/50 split in coloring, but it seems it’s down to pure luck.
Despite only having one DNA, where chimera cats have two, Narnia has fathered a grey kitten named Phoenix – matching the right side of his face – and a black one called Prada, matching his left side. Narnia also boasts a small white spot beneath his mouth that Prada has inherited.
While the adorable kittens got their father’s coloring, neither of them got Narnia’s beautiful blue eyes, which are typically seen on white cats.
Narnia’s owner Stephanie Jiminez spoke about her cat and the tests he’s had to discover where his unique coloring stems from.
Stephanie explained: “A geneticist performed tests and [found] Narnia has only one DNA… there remains a mystery for science. He also has beautiful blue eyes, which is very rare in a cat that is all black. Normally blue eyes are often found in white cats. When Narnia was born I was extremely surprised. I knew immediately that he was exceptional. He was born with a double black and grey face, which is very rare – normally a cat cannot be black and grey.”
Speaking of how Narnia is handling the dad’s title, Stephane said: “Narnia is very well and he loves playing with his kittens.” Amazingly, unlike Prada and Phoenix, the other kittens have inherited Narnia’s striking blue eyes. “It is very rare, there are only a few cats in the world that are fully colored and have blue eyes. This is a new gene called “ice,” said Stephanie.
Stephanie also said that Narnia will soon be a dad again and his kittens should be born around June 29.
And recently, he became a dad to these two cutie pies in each color
It turns out, it’s not the first time and most likely not the last that Narnia has been a parent. Stephanie, who is a professional cat breeder, said that he has already been a father several times, and all his kittens are of different color variations.
In addition to Prada and Phoenix, Narnia has two light brown twins, Orfée and Ozanna, pitch-black Roswell, gray Rose, and two beautiful multicolored boys, Polaris and Phantom.
Seeing their mom and dad, good looks are surely in the genes
Narnia’s owner Stephanie Jimenez said she knew the boy was exceptional since his birth
If Narnia didn’t make you want to rush to your local rescue center and get a cat for yourself, MPs have now said that lonely people in Britain should be prescribed a cat to keep them company.
While Prada and Phoenix have gone on to find their forever homes, there will be lots of equally adorable moggies looking for homes elsewhere. You never know, getting one may be the purrrfect solution to loneliness.
And people seemed stunned by this good-looking cat family