The baby had a muzzle perfectly divided into two parts by color.
In March, the center of the salvation of cats in Nashville, Tennessee, received another batch of abandoned kittens.
The married couple found two newborn babies. The woman, in turn, met kittens on the territory of a newly acquired house, which was planned to be rebuilt again.
An employee of an orphanage named Kiki took care of two babies. This is not the first time she nursed kittens and knew very well what to do. Therefore, Kiki began to look for nannies for newborns.
Fortunately, two cats from the center, Pickle and Olive, recently gave birth to kittens.
But even in this confusion, Kiki realized that her new wards were completely unusual. More precisely, one of them. In the baby, who was called an apricot, the muzzle was clearly divided into two parts in color.
One half turned out to be black, and the other had a reddish color, hence the beautiful name.
This rare natural phenomenon is called chimerism. Scientists explain that this happens when a kitten appears from two merged eggs with a different set of genes.
However, the unique appearance does not scare away other cats from apricot.
The life story of the baby, which the Nashville Cat Rescue Center of cats laid out on Instagram, attracted hundreds of potential owners.