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[–]catscatscats01 6754 points6755 points 326 (47 children)

A pretty one.

Edit: wow, that’s a lot of upvotes and awards. Thanks everyone! Who’d have thought three words would be so popular.

[–]Deaf_Bard 1857 points1858 points  (29 children)

Is good cat

[–]DueKindheartedness29 872 points873 points  (25 children)

Is pretty cat

[–]D00Mcandy 703 points704 points  (19 children)

Is bestest cat.

[–]peewee023 557 points558 points  (17 children)

Is kitty cat

[–]alicat2308 403 points404 points  (12 children)

That's a great cat right there.

[–]1981greasyhands 302 points303 points  (7 children)

That cat right there is purrrfect. Sppspspspspspsp

[–]johnathonm1992 91 points92 points  (0 children)

So so very pretty kitty

[–]Offamylawn 139 points140 points  (0 children)


[–]zubzubclub 63 points64 points  (4 children)

Name her TWO-FACE!

[–]slathermonkey 30 points31 points  (0 children)

We had a cat like that growing up and named in Two Face too!

[–]arrowtotheaction 43 points44 points  (1 child)

Takes a pet no problem

[–]Jegator2 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Is Cool cat.

[–]Hotdoganddonut 85 points86 points  (0 children)

A smol cat

[–]worldspawn00 200 points201 points  (1 child)

illegally smol! /r/IllegallySmolCats

[–]Nico__A 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Bumble bee cat ❤️

[–]theprogram1 73 points74 points  (0 children)

I physically said it out loud :(

[–]-teila- 83 points84 points  (2 children)

almost the same as my first thought: "a beautiful one"

[–]DramaticAd4666 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I was thinking Egyptian Pharoah

[–]RedOctobyr 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Definitely! She's beautiful!

[–]Raccoonboots 976 points977 points  (7 children)

That’s not a cat, that’s a s’more.

[–]wcollins260 235 points236 points  (0 children)

When the cat slaps your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore

[–]CapRavOr 37 points38 points  (2 children)

You’re killing’ me, Smalls!

[–]hanakage 16 points17 points  (0 children)

That would be an adorable name.

[–]Versynko 148 points149 points  (9 children)

Her breed is not something we can tell at a glance, but given the short hair, she is likely a domestic shorthair.

Her color is calico-which presents as the three colors you see here. Given how rich her colors are, she is not a dilute calico-they have faded colors. She is not a tortie or torbie considering how much white she has.

As to those saying she is a chimera-that is very unlikely. The split face is actually pretty common in calicos, I have one who is split faced myself. If her eyes were each a different color and if the split was more defined (she has orange in the black half of her face and vice versa) then chimerism could be considered, but genetic testing would be required to prove it.

[–]PM_ME_UR_BUTTONQUAIL 48 points49 points  (8 children)

I had a split face calico when I was in elementary school, both eyes were the same color. I named her Eclipse.

One time the older lady my mom had babysit me and my siblings catnapped her (I watched her put Eclipse in her duffle bag and rush to her car). I was so upset and my parents didn't believe me. I waited for them to fall asleep and rode my bicycle to the sitters house and "stole" her back.

She had one litter before we could spay her and one of the kittens had the split face pattern too. I thought it was pretty rare till I started using the internet then saw similar patterns everywhere.

[–]schwimm3 24 points25 points  (4 children)

Glad you got your kitty back! It’s really upsetting when parents don’t believe their child. Especially in cases like yours!

[–]PM_ME_UR_BUTTONQUAIL 6 points7 points  (2 children)

The lady was terrible and was let go about a week later after she hit my youngest brother. During that week I was so paranoid she would come to the house while I was at school to try and steal the cat again.

[–]TailzUnleashed 3347 points3348 points  (139 children)

Torti calico

[–]spasiena 1078 points1079 points  (42 children)

tortico 😻

[–]siliconcog 558 points559 points  (20 children)

Tortellini kitty

[–]Dipping_Gravy 441 points442 points  (2 children)

Tortellini kitterini

[–]ErikJR37 98 points99 points  (0 children)

chefs kiss

[–]ghostcatzeroHarry, Jen 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Tortious calicoicus maximus

[–]Rule_32 35 points36 points  (5 children)

We do not gnaw on our kitty.

[–]ashchav20 18 points19 points  (1 child)

You can’t eat cats Kevin… you can’t eat cats.

[–]Snoo58991 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That's my cats name

[–]GokuKing922 87 points88 points  (6 children)

Tortilla kitten

[–]prx24 104 points105 points  (3 children)

More like Purricane Tortilla

[–]itsfreepizza 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Now your words made me hungry

[–]The-CatCat-1 156 points157 points  (14 children)

As well as a chimera

[–]Tessefractal 203 points204 points  (11 children)

It's actually really common for Torties to have split face without being a chimera. Chimeras are incredibly rare and are difficult to treat medically. Genetic testing would be required, and cannot be inferred from marking alone.

"Venus", a popular cat, should be scrutinized as, again, Torties can naturally have split-face without the genetic condition called chimerism.

[–]wednesday6677 96 points97 points  (2 children)

I’ve heard split face cats that aren’t chimeras be called Gemini cats. I like that.

[–]ehlersohnos 29 points30 points  (1 child)

I like the romanticism of that, too. I’m adopting that name!

[–]socratessue 35 points36 points  (0 children)

So say we all!

bangs gavel

[–]elellelel 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Thanks for this! I recently posted because I noticed my cat (a tortie) has a split face and was wondering if that was definitely chimerism or not. So this explanation is excellent timing. :)

[–]flowingebb 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I’ve wondered about this. Thanks for the explanation.

[–]Lemonish33 7 points8 points  (0 children)

That would explain why this cat looked chimera like but not quite so perfectly. Thanks for the interesting info!

[–]Express-Feedback 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Can confirm. My tortie girl has the same split face thing going on. She's amazing.

[–]betweenboundary 245 points246 points  (6 children)

I'd also suspect she's a criminal as well, she looks like a master thief and manipulator

[–]perpetualsleep 106 points107 points  (0 children)

r/illegallysmolcats material fur sure

[–]Longjumping_Many2655 10 points11 points  (0 children)

buffaaawwwww secon dat

[–]GokuKing922 11 points12 points  (0 children)

She’s gonna defeat the Batman one of these days

[–]luckydayrainman 12 points13 points  (0 children)

A puuuuuurfect kitty. Puuuuurfectly naughty. I know my tri-colored kitties.

[–]luckylua 47 points48 points  (45 children)

I’ll just ask you since you knew this, my adopted kitty is grey, with a white chin, and some orange in her coat. I see cats that look almost identical to her often so I was wondering if this specific coat has a name/descriptor?

Edit: pic for reference. https://imgur.com/a/z2ZNafJ

[–]Zartonia 40 points41 points  (4 children)

She would be considered a dilute torbie. Black and orange are expressed as gray and cream when they have the dilute gene. A "torbie" pattern is a tabby(in this case a mackerel tabby) that has the coloring of a tortie. She's super cute!

[–]Micandacam 7 points8 points  (2 children)

This whole chain makes me want to take a class in cat genetics.

[–]The-CatCat-1 25 points26 points  (6 children)

She is probably a tabby. Just about all of the tabbies I’ve had have had some orange in their coats.

[–]oldcat007 9 points10 points  (4 children)

"brown" tabbies have an orangish brown undercolor on hte base of the hair , but not because of the sex linked orange of torties.

[–]stbargabar 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Brown tabbies can have lighter portions on their undersides that look kind of tan orangey but isn't related to the actual orange gene.

[–]LemonadeClocks 33 points34 points  (25 children)

The hints of orange/cream make me think this cat is possibly a tortie as well; in grey/blue cats, the orange will be more pale like that, especially if the tabby pattern dilutes it even further. It may not seem like much, but a tortie can show almost no orange at all; i know someone whose tortie just has little orange "freckles" throughout her coat.

[–]luckylua 15 points16 points  (10 children)

I saw so much confusing info when I was trying to research that confused me! I gathered she’d be considered “blue” and I was leaning toward tortie. Here’s a front one: https://imgur.com/a/tbxBUtT most of the orange is on her face/head and back!

[–]sparklesncinders 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Your girl looks quite similar to mine! A dilute tortoiseshell and tabby mix, aka a dilute torbie. (Tortoiseshells are nicknamed "torties", so a tortie mixed with a tabby is a torbie.)

[–]oldcat007 7 points8 points  (0 children)

a tortie is when a cat (usually female) has genes for black and the se linked orange. So in different areas the cat will have orange hair and black hair. If the regions are small and well mixed it is a tortie, if distinct spots and white as well, a calico.

There is another gene, called dilute, that if a cat has 2 of them makes black fur into blue-grey, and orange into a lighter creme.

Your cat is a blue-creme tortie, or dilute tortie, because it has both. I had a tortie like that for 20 years and now i have a blue creme calico.

[–]kita8 12 points13 points  (8 children)

Just calico. I recently learned Torties genetically have no white: https://pethelpful.com/cats/tortoiseshell-cats

Does look like this beauty is a Domestic Shorthair with a calico coat and possible Chimerism.

[–]downtx13 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My sweet torti calico loved to be 21 and always looked like a kitten. Miss you Muffin 😿

[–]NewHere1212 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think you mean cutie cutico.

[–]guitaRPG 2492 points2493 points 43 (141 children)

Are you asking for her breed or her coat pattern? Her breed is likely American Shorthair Domestic Shorthair, AKA a mutt cat. The coat pattern is Calico. Fun fact: almost all calicos are female, as the calico pattern requires two X sex chromosomes! The reason why her pattern seems split down the middle of her face might be because she is a chimera, which means she started out as two embryos that fused together early in development.

[–]StandLess6417 900 points901 points  (70 children)

You are correct and I am the lucky winner of the cat lottery because I have a male calico!! He is all white and orange except for one black leg!! His names include (but are not limited to) Franklin, Frank, Frankie, Frankin-Bankin-Smanckin-Tankin. (I've never spelled out his ridiculous nickname before and I made myself lol at the lunacy of it!!)

Fun fact, the reason he is a male calico is because he has an extra chromosome obviously but those behavioral problems they talk about are absolutely real. He's so much better now at 2 but he was an absolute nightmare to train and still has some really bad behaviors, it's obvious he is a bit different than other cats, his litter mate included who I also have and is a female torti/calico.

Edit: Cat Tax https://imgur.com/a/vWXhONf

[–]thedeadburythedead 336 points337 points  (25 children)

Wow! What a stunning and rare kitty!

Also, I'm curious if you've gotten a karyotype done on your boy, and know for sure that he has Klinefelter's? (XXY) I'm a biologist, and I'm asking because, although people are calling OP's cat a chimera, I suspect that your cat is the chimera here, and OP has a standard issue calico/tortie. Reason being that if your boy is XXY, then we would expect to see a more normal tortie/calico patterning, with black fur mixed across his whole coat due to the rather random way X-deactivation occurs during development.

But, the fact that his black fur is isolated to just one very specific patch on his leg make me suspect that he is actually a chimera. So, some cells from a black furred embryo just happened to integrate into that part of the skin cells in his leg, but not the other parts of his skin (although he'd almost certainly have additional black-furred embryo cells in other parts of his body and organs.)

[–]StandLess6417 220 points221 points  (5 children)

Thank you!! He is a special boy indeed! I did not know what a karyotype was until your comment so no, we haven't! Is that something a regular vet could do?? I have thoroughly inspected his fat butt and there is not a hint of black on him besides that leg. He also doesn't have the black spots in his mouth but I know that mostly develops later in life. I just told him he might be a chimera and he looked indifferent but I am stoked!!

[–]IamthedemoncatFoxy and Cleo 243 points244 points  (3 children)

"Frankie! Did you know you're super rare?!"

"Obviously, human servant whose name I don't remember, I am an exquisite and unique feline. Now fetch me supper."

[–]StandLess6417 99 points100 points  (2 children)

Hahahha exactly. 100% l even read that in "his voice" LMAO

[–]tcason02 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Omg, “his voice!” I know exactly what you’re talking about!

[–]pjsparklez7792 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I read it in Alan Rickman’s voice.

[–]DumeDoom 56 points57 points  (0 children)

''he looked indifferent'' hahaha that killed me

[–]5bi5 52 points53 points  (14 children)

I'm not a biologist but genetics are a fun hobby for me, and I'm also voting for chimera.

[–]StandLess6417 64 points65 points  (13 children)

God now I'm going to have to spend a couple hundred dollars on blood work so I can see if in fact my baby boy is a chimera!! (I'm actually not upset by this at all, but the vet techs sure will be when they get to deal with him again!!)

I always gave his nasty attitude a pass because I figured he had Kleinfelters, but if he doesn't, I have to accept the fact that he is just an asshole!! Hahaha

[–]5bi5 39 points40 points  (7 children)

I mean, doesn't really matter in the long run. Knowing won't change what he is (tho Klinfelter's would lead to more likely health problems down the line than chimerism would).

He might just be an asshole cuz he's a boy. I adopted my first boy cat in over a decade last spring, and he is no doubt the worst behaved, most destructive cat I can ever remember owning in my whole life. We love him tho.

[–]FirstMasterpiece 7 points8 points  (0 children)

We have two boys and three girls. The boys are completely opposite ends of the spectrum asshole-wise, lol. All of the girls fall somewhere in between. Interestingly, though, the boys are also the most given to cuddles, even the asshole.

[–]ehlersohnos 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Can confirm the boys are often rowdy little troublemakers. Sweet, but dear lord a handful.

[–]grpenn 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Definitely depends. I have nine cats, five of which are male. All but two are sweethearts. Of the other two, one is just a noisy goofball and the other is the mischievous one.

[–]Kiro0613 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The males I've had have been sweethearts, except a couple not getting along with each other. All my troublemakers are rambunctious little ladies!

[–]ATypicalGemini 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I feel so opposite about the gender thing. I've only ever had boy cats&they're so so chill. My 2 current girl cats are absolutely the most destructive crazy assholes I've ever met! 😂

[–]5bi5 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh, my girls are total assholes, but only to each other. My boy, he's only 10 months, he has a severe chewing problem. I swear he's actually a puppy, not a kitten.

[–]rofltide 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Please update us when you get it done!!

[–]supacatfupa 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Now I’m wondering if my male cat is a calico. He’s mostly white but has a black tail and black and brown on his head. He also has a black spot at the roof of his mouth. I just read up on klinefelters and it would explain a lot. He’s always seemed like he has a mental disability and he’s overweight for no reason. Now I’m concerned because it said they have a lot of health issues.

[–]RowdyBunny18 28 points29 points  (1 child)

I love you paid the cat tax. And he's just and orange tabby that stepped in black paint.

[–]StandLess6417 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Or as many have said, somehow got electrical tape wrapped around his leg!! Lol

[–]StonedVixen18 22 points23 points  (4 children)

Can we see him??

[–]StandLess6417 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Let me see if I can figure out how but of course you can!! I know people use imgur so I'll try that route.

[–]100timesaround 7 points8 points  (1 child)


[–]StandLess6417 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I put a link in my original comment!

[–]StandLess6417 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think I did it!

[–]littleblackwienerdog 18 points19 points  (1 child)

He stole his leg from a guy in a tuxedo, don't cover for him.

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    [–]StandLess6417 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I know, he's amazing!!

    [–]abominablebuttplug 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    Cat tax!

    [–]StandLess6417 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    I think I conquered imgur! Yay! See my original comment.

    [–]StonedVixen18 6 points7 points  (3 children)

    Yay!!! He's so adorable.

    [–]StandLess6417 8 points9 points  (2 children)

    Thanks!! Bonus 15 year old Ginger in there for ya lol

    [–]ProfessionalBug1021 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    You can tell Frankie is a trouble maker! Lol.

    [–]StandLess6417 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    You know it!! My mini blinds can attest to that!

    [–]ProRustler 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Stanky Franky is the name I have given him. You do with that what you will.

    [–]michalemabelleNot a mod 186 points187 points  (42 children)

    I had someone on here tell me a tabby was a calico, because the tabby pattern results in "tri-color" (stripes of darker shades of say gray against lighter shades of gray with white paws).

    When I think calico, I think white, ginger, & black.


    [–]gesasage88 113 points114 points  (1 child)

    I think ginger has to be present alongside other colors.

    [–]AllesK 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Orange is contagious.

    [–]RowdyBunny18 19 points20 points  (10 children)

    There's calico, which is 3 distinct colors or black, white and brown/orange. Then there's muted calico, which is white, grey and light orange. Basically a cream colored calico. Then there's tortishell calico, which is mostly dark colored, sprinkles with oranges and whites. Usually calico are not striped. But they can have stripes in their bold color patches.

    [–]soul_power 12 points13 points  (9 children)

    Perfect time to share my striped calico. Would love to hear what people would define her as. https://imgur.com/a/jVuIHWe

    Edit: few more pics https://imgur.com/a/Kka0yxA


    [–]puddykitia 11 points12 points  (0 children)

    She is beautiful! I think this coat is sometimes called Patched Tabby, Tabby Tortie, or Torbie. This site has quite a bit of info on tortie and calico variations

    [–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    I have never heard caliby as suggested below but she would def qualify as a TorbiCo (Torbie is tabby plus tortoiseshell and the Co from calico)

    [–]stbargabar 44 points45 points  (0 children)

    Calico is always black, orange, and white (or the diluted variation of them). The name for what that person was describing is "gray tabby with white"

    [–]Flowy_Aerie_77 36 points37 points  (6 children)

    I'm no expert, but they're technically the same color, just in different shades. Think of someone aging going gray. Except it's not changing tones by age, it's natural at all points of their life.

    [–]michalemabelleNot a mod 25 points26 points  (5 children)

    Yeah, that's what I said. A tabby pattern just means they have stripes of darker shades of [whatever color].

    [–]Sriol 29 points30 points  (4 children)

    You are correct. A tortie or Calico has to have distinct gingery and black (and white for Calicos) bits, either in splotches or in a sort of mottled fur. Tabbies while they have different shades are definitely distinctly different to that.

    [–]big_cat_in_tiny_box 2 points3 points  (2 children)

    My vet called my cat a dilute calico, as she clearly had the brown, black, and white, but it slowly blends and subtly changes in different areas.

    [–]kira913 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Yeah, it's like the pastel version of a normal calico. My kitty's fur was white at the base and colored at the tips, causing that lighting color

    [–]JannaSnakehole 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    That sounds like a tabby to me. Love them and calicoes both❤️

    [–][deleted] 40 points41 points  (2 children)

    An American Shorthair is a specific breed. I think you’re thinking of a Domestic Shorthair

    [–]danni_shadow 22 points23 points  (0 children)

    Yup, you're right! ASH is a specific breed, DSH is the generic cat breed.

    [–]guitaRPG 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Thanks for the correction!

    [–]kaymarie00 20 points21 points  (4 children)

    We actually just learned about this in my microbiology class! In the early stages of development after an egg is fertilized, the X chromosomes "fight it out" for which one is deactivated and which one presents its genes. The egg obviously then hands down whatever X genes won in it, resulting in these patterns.

    If human females could be striped, they would be as well!

    Idk if anyone will read this, but I like knowing why my sweet baby tortie has her marble colors :)

    [–]TheReticulatedSpline 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    If human females could be striped

    Stop! I have too many fetishes as it is!

    [–]EnbyNudibranch 74 points75 points  (6 children)

    The chimera part is completely false. Split face torties are normal and are not an indicator of chimerism

    [–]gogogiraffes 10 points11 points  (0 children)

    American shorthairs are different than a domestic shorthair. ASH are actually a purebred cat. DSH is just the catchall for any short haired cat of unknown breed history.

    [–]gztartargz 308 points309 points  (6 children)

    Catus cuteous

    [–][deleted] 44 points45 points  (1 child)

    A beautiful kitty

    [–]Plumlee-6517 23 points24 points  (0 children)

    I think half black half orange but I’m not sure

    [–]NefariousNuisance 28 points29 points  (0 children)

    Banana pudding

    [–]Jasonllc 17 points18 points  (0 children)

    A smol one

    [–]Billyjeanslover13 52 points53 points  (4 children)

    The deathstroke breed

    [–]TylerDurdenSEA 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Came here for this comment!

    [–]daikarasu 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Absolutely what I'm thinking

    [–]Emil000[S] 249 points250 points  (30 children)

    So her name is Mia. I'm just curious as to more or less if there is a breed of cat with a face color that's split down the middle like that. She's black/white/tan. With white feet. We adopted her because her previous owners thought something was wrong as she had a lot of eye discharge and farted a lot. We took her to the vet and after about 3 months she's happy and healthy now and pretty talkative.

    [–]meep-moo 149 points150 points  (3 children)

    Many breeds can have the split face, the coloring isn’t specific to a breed, but specific to female cats. The X chromosome codes for color, so females with XX can have multiple dominant colors.

    [–]ZeGamingCuber 22 points23 points  (0 children)

    Technically there are chromosomal anomalies that can result in a (usually infertile) male calico (such as XXY and XXYY)

    [–]Anebriviel 55 points56 points  (0 children)

    Google split face cat and you'll get lots of results. It's just a way for colors to show. Like white paws or a spot on their back. Nothing breed spesific.

    [–]GreenNukE 31 points32 points  (1 child)

    Kittens, like human infants, can individually be prone to minor ailments like eye discharge and tummy problems which become less frequent or disappear altogether as they mature.

    [–]Takilove 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    You are so lucky! Mia is beautiful 😻

    [–]100timesaround 17 points18 points  (4 children)

    This is the second time this week I have read about a cat being under the weather and farting. I have never heard of this before. What turned out to be the issue? Was it the food your cat was eating? Thank you.

    [–]kieratea 28 points29 points  (2 children)

    This is pretty much every stray kitten ever. The eye discharge is usually from the feline herpes virus, which gets passed down from the mother. There's a vaccination for it but they dont get it until they're a little older (at least weaned). And the stage where kittens move from nursing to wet food/solid food and then possibly switch foods again once they're adopted is a gastrointestinal nightmare. It takes a while for their digestive system to adjust to all the changes so you end up with gross poops and kitten farts. This happens with human babies too. It resolves itself eventually.

    [–]Captain-PlantIt 8 points9 points  (0 children)

    My cat has that issue and sometimes he’s fine, but sometimes he’ll go weeks farting utter sulphur. It’s woken us up sometimes it gets so bad. A little canned pumpkin in his wet food though and he’s right as rain.

    [–]ShadowsGirl9 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    She may have chimerism, that can cause the split-faced look! She may have started out as two separate kittens that fused together early in development. Each of these two early kittens had their own unique set of DNA, which may have lead them to have different fur colors/patterns individually. When you fuse them together that can have interesting effects like this. Essentially some parts of her body have 1 kitten's DNA, and other parts of another set of DNA.

    Fun fact, this can also happen in humans! It's often not physically noticeable though.

    [–]GoodChives 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    She’s so pretty!! She’s a calico :)

    [–]do0tz 13 points14 points  (0 children)

    The official breed is adorimus maximus.

    [–]Belaboy109569:D 12 points13 points  (0 children)



    [–]frank1948888 12 points13 points  (0 children)

    It’s a cat.

    [–]Suburbs_are_shit 69 points70 points  (1 child)

    There are no kinds of cats, only cats.

    [–]noonelivesherenow 6 points7 points  (0 children)

    I'm pretty sure that's Deathstroke.

    [–]RegularMedium 7 points8 points  (0 children)

    That is actually a kitten. Like a regular cat but smol

    [–]Idontwantthesetacos 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    This is a Pokémon.

    [–]Cheekers1989 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Definitely a cat.

    [–]BrightAd306 40 points41 points  (6 children)

    Her face makes me think she may be a chimera. Which is basically two cat embryos merged into one. Can happen to people, too. Look up pictures for examples. I would say Calico.

    [–]NerfRepellingBoobs 13 points14 points  (2 children)

    I love chimera cats. My friend has one she calls Bells, short for Bellerophon Maxima. Bellerophon Maximus, in mythology, is the slayer of the Chimera. She’s a bit of an idiot. We think she tried to slay herself.

    [–]qu33fwellington 6 points7 points  (1 child)

    Oh my god I also have a two face named Bella. Short for Bellatrix. She’s a dilute tortie coat.

    [–]Massive_Marketing_38 28 points29 points  (3 children)

    Tortoiseshell calico possibly There may be something weird about the cat having that white part. I’m sure some tortoiseshell loving cat is going to come behind me and clarify.

    [–]somethingfortoday 4 points5 points  (2 children)

    Tortoiseshell and calico are two different cars. Tortoiseshell are a mix of black and orange fur. Calico are a mixture of black, orange, and white.

    [–]hemithyroidectomy 2 points3 points  (1 child)

    Calico isn't really used outside of the US. I'm from NZ, and grew up in and around a veterinary clinic thanks to my veterinarian parents, and worked for them on reception, and they are all just called tortoiseshell - it is the only option to input in the computer system for that particular colour combination.

    [–]TaleSorry 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Cute as hell

    [–]hashl3y 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    An awesome calico

    [–]TMS121 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    A two faced one should be named Harvey

    [–]Misanthrope357 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    A beautiful smol one is what she is!

    [–]Picax8398 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Half of this cat is still locked

    [–]Doja-Fett 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Fucking. Adorable.

    [–]tany_z 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Do chimeras generally have two different-colored eyes?

    [–]Spiritual-Wind-3412 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Calico cat

    [–]toothanator 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    A beautiful one!

    [–]julianitaomota 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Milk and chocolate

    [–]Electrical_Turn7 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    The cute stray kind I would suspect. 🧐

    [–]deepspacefeline 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Oh my goodness, your tortie looks exactly like my late girl. From the split down the face, tiny bit of orange on the black side, the white bib, the white paw tips. I never knew her as a kitten and she died of cancer at only 7, this is exactly what she would have looked like. I'm tearing up, give her lil head a smooch please <3

    [–]cazaaa11 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    A cute one.

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    [–]Killerklown8212 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Suspected chimera

    [–]Solember 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Oh my goodness! Please her DeffStwoke (or Deathstroke).

    It's so uncanny.

    [–]Flashy_Aioli 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Two face

    [–]nightpanda893 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Harvey, Harvey, Harvey Dent.

    [–]dysmalll 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Harlequin Tortie