How is that paw-sible? Orphaned kitten found in a wall has a perfectly two-tone face with one half black fur and the other ginger
- Apricot was found in a wall when a family was doing construction work in house
- She was with her sister Pretzel and taken to Nashville Cat Rescue in Tennessee
- Apricot may be a genetic chimera cat, which means cells contain 2 types of DNA
- She has been adopted by two mother rescue cats, who have recently given birth
An orphaned kitten who was found in a wall has a two-tone face which is perfectly split in half.
The adorable puss, called Apricot, and her sister Pretzel were discovered by a family who had recently moved into their new house and were doing some building 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, which means her cells contain two types of DNA, caused when two embryos fuse together, according to National Geographic.
An orphaned kitten called Apricot, who was found in a wall, has a two-tone face which is perfectly split in half
The siblings were taken in by volunteer foster carer Kiki, who had recently taken charge of two pregnant rescue cats called 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 vets due to the long time between deliveries and the small litter size. Olive had an emergency Caesarean section as there was a deceased kitten still inside of her.
Kiki brought Apricot and Pretzel into the shared litter, introducing them to the mothers slowly, and because both kittens were so young, they were quickly accepted by Pickle and Olive and embraced into the two litters.
Both mothers are very close and even swap and care for each other’s kittens like 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 house. They were taken to Nashville Cat Rescue in Tennessee where they were slowly introduced to two rescue mother cats
Apricot may be a genetic chimera cat, which means her cells contain two types of DNA, caused when two embryos fuse together
Speaking about mothers Pickle and Olive, Nashville Cat Rescue told the publication: ‘They were still a little shy and often greeted me with a hiss or growling. It was clear, however, that the girls loved each other and felt safe together.
‘I spent as much time as I could with them, while still respecting their need for space. I even sat on the floor and worked on my laptop most days.
‘I wanted to ensure as the babies came that they were comfortable with me assisting as needed, or just doing the simple necessities like weighing the kittens on a daily basis.’
The two cats were close, and the family that was working to assist the colony asked that the two mother rescues stay together, even when it’s time for them to be adopted in a few weeks.
Because the babies were so young, Pickle and Olive quickly accepted them and have welcomed them into the shared litter, where Apricot and Pretzel have fit in well. Pickle and Olive are very close and often swap kittens and care for each other’s litter
Apricot (bottom) and Pretzel have been adopted by two mother cats called Pickle and Olive, who are also being fostered by Kiki, who recently had litters themselves
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