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Meet Narnia: The Rare “Chimera” Cat That Has A Perfectly Split Face

Meet Narnia: The Rare “Chimera” Cat That Has A Perfectly Split Face
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Narnia the Cat - Munchiecat

Pictures courtesy of Stéphanie Jiminez

Narnia was born with electric blue eyes and a completely split gray and black encounter.  The 5-year-aged British Shorthair might have a exceptional genetic condition called chimerism.

New tests to define if Narnia is a chimera cat are in development,” claims operator Stéphanie Jiminez. Feline chimeras are formed when two kittens fuse alongside one another early in their mother’s womb. They have their own DNA and DNA from a next kitten. Primarily, Chimera kittens are their individual non-identical twin. 

Narnia was born on March 28, 2017, at the Chatterie de la Grâce. It is a little no-cage cattery in Paris, France. Stéphanie fell in enjoy with British Shorthair and British Longhair cats in 2010. “They look like child bears. They are sweet, variety, and quite smart,” she states. 

Narnia the Cat From Birth to Adulthood

Narnia’s father is a long-haired purple tabby cat with odd eyes named Muscari D’Aerlin. His mom is a blue British Shorthair cat called Jeen from the Chatterie de Virvarnon. “That year, the names of cats experienced to commence with the letter “N”. I really like The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, so I made the decision to call him Narnia,” Stéphanie says.

The two-confronted cat was bred as part of the British Celestia (Céleste) undertaking. It was began by Sophie Guittonneau from the Aerlin Cattery with permission from the Formal Book of Feline Origins (LOOF). It is the only acknowledged cat registry in France. The British Celestia project aimed to deliver British Shorthairs with blue eyes.

Munchiecat - Collage of Narnia

Stéphanie knew Narnia was remarkable. She wanted to share his majestic appearance with the whole environment. In June 2016, she determined to create his Instagram site. “I get questioned virtually every working day if Narnia is Photoshopped or painted. When persons see him for the initial time, their reaction is, ‘Oh my God, he is remarkable,'” she says. 

A professional show cat, Narnia has participated in cat displays in France, Belgium, and Switzerland. The sweet-tempered charmer also gained a Earth Bloggers Award in 2019. Narnia is a welcoming and very gentle cat. But when he is in a new area, he is painfully shy. Stéphanie and Narnia have a tight relationship. “He is my little child,” she says.

Narnia Kittens
When he is not batting around catnip toys or snagging mashed potatoes, Narnia spends time with his wife Bella. She is a gray and gold British Shorthair with brownish-gold eyes. Narnia and Bella have experienced 9 kittens. Nevertheless they do not share Narnia’s two-toned encounter, a lot of of his young children have his round blue eyes and white markings. Narnia and Bella also have 10 grandchildren.

In addition, Narnia shares his dwelling with a mini Lop Plush rabbit named Peluche. “In the commencing, Narnia was a minimal fearful of him, but now they are good pals,” Stéphanie says. He is very best mates with a long-haired Chihuahua named Aslan, who’s named immediately after the conversing lion in The Chronicles of Narnia collection. 



Are you interested in studying additional about the British Shorthair? Examine out our detailed British Shorthair cat breed graphic underneath. 

British Shorthair Profile Infographic | Munchiecat 2022


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