This adorable cat was born with a flawless split of grey and black fur divided almost perfectly down the middle of her face.
The 11-month-old, called Narnia De La Grace, was born in France with both light grey and black fur on her head, separated evenly in a remarkably straight line.
His owner Stéphanie Jimenez, a breeder of British longhair and shorthair cats, kept the animal as a pet because of its incredible markings.
She said the tabby homecat was part of a ‘blue eyes’ breeding project she is part of that was started by Sophie Guittonneau from the Aerlin cattery.
Stéphanie said: ‘Narnia has this special marking and blue eyes. That’s why he is absolutely unique in the world.
‘He is a little bit shy when he is in a new place, but a very soft and friendly cat. He doesn’t know he is so special, but I have a very strong link with him, he is my little baby.’
These stunning pictures were taken in January at the Paris Animal Show, by the studio Arioko.
From the beginning, it was clear that Narnia was going to be an unusual cat. Stéphanie Jimenez, his human, has photographed him from the time he was small enough to fit in her hand; you could see his two face even back then. Now that he’s grown, this distinction has become even clearer. His fur has grown fluffier and smoothed out into a straight line that equally divides his features. With these enchanting good looks, it’s no surprise that Jimenez picked such a fitting moniker.
It’s unclear of what caused Narnia’s coloration, but one possible explanation is that he’s a chimera cat. When this occurs, two embryos fuse together and contain two types of DNA. But because it results in one organism, the individual is technically its own fraternal twin.