How’s that paw-sible? Orphan kitten found in a wall has a perfect two-tone face with half black fur and the other ginger
- Apricot was found in a wall when a family was building a house
- She was with her sister Pretzel and was taken to Nashville Cat Rescue in Tennessee
- Apricot can be a genetic chimera cat, meaning cells contain 2 types of DNA
- She has been adopted by two mother rescue cats, who recently gave birth
An orphaned kitten found in a wall has a two-tone face that is perfectly split in two.
The adorable kitty, named Apricot, and her sister Pretzel were discovered by a family who had recently moved into their new home and were doing some construction work.
They were taken to Nashville Cat Rescue in Tennessee where they were slowly introduced to two rescue mother cats, Bored Panda reported
Apricot may be a genetic chimera cat, meaning that its cells contain two types of DNA, caused when two embryos fuse together, according to National Geographic.
An orphaned kitten named Apricot, found in a wall, has a two-tone face that is perfectly divided in two
The siblings were taken in by volunteer foster carer Kiki, who recently took charge of two pregnant rescue cats named Pickle and Olive.
Pickle gave birth to six kittens, one of which unfortunately didn’t make it, within a few weeks of being with Kiki, while Olive delivered a kitten a week later.
She had another baby 24 hours later and Kiki took her to the vet because of the long time between deliveries and the small litter size. Olive had a caesarean section because there was another dead kitten in her.
Kiki brought Apricot and Pretzel into the shared litter and slowly introduced them to the mothers, and since both kittens were so young, they were quickly accepted by Pickle and Olive and embraced in the two litters.
Both mothers are very close and even exchange and take care of each other’s kittens as if they were their own offspring.
Apricot and her sister Pretzel were found by a family who recently moved in and were doing construction work around their home. They were taken to Nashville Cat Rescue in Tennessee, where they were slowly introduced to two rescue mother cats
Apricot can be a genetic chimera cat, meaning that its cells contain two types of DNA, caused when two embryos fuse together
Speaking of moms Pickle and Olive, Nashville Cat Rescue told the publication, “ They were still a bit shy and often greeted me with a hiss or grunt. However, it was clear that the girls loved each other and felt safe together.
‘I spent as much time with them as possible, respecting their need for space. I even sat on the floor working on my laptop most days.
“When the babies arrived I wanted to make sure they were comfortable assisting me when needed, or just doing the simple things like weighing the kittens daily.”
The two cats were close, and the family working to help the colony asked if the two rescue killers would stay together even when it comes time to be adopted in a few weeks.
Because the babies were so young, Pickle and Olive quickly accepted them and welcomed them into the shared nest, which Apricot and Pretzel have fitted well into. Pickle and Olive are very close and often exchange kittens and take care of each other’s litter
Apricot (bottom) and pretzel have been adopted by two mother cats named Pickle and Olive who are also being cared for by Kiki, who recently had a litter of her own