Amazing Animals With The Chimera Gene Mutation

Legend has it that the chimera was one of the most feared beasts that ever roamed the world. The chimera is usually depicted in legends as a lion, with the head of a goat protruding from its back, and a tail that might end with a snake’s head. Even though this mythical beast never existed, there actually are some real-life chimeras that have been either created in the lab by scientists who spliced up the genetic code or by a miracle in nature. With that said, today we are going to show you the most extraordinary chimeras that have ever been discovered.

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20. The Mythical Beast

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The term “chimera” has come to describe any mythical or fictional animal with parts taken from various animals, or to describe anything composed of very disparate parts, or perceived as wildly imaginative, implausible, or dazzling. However, scientists have decided to turn myths into reality and they have created chimeras that look amazing. Not just that, but some chimeras have been naturally born.

19. The Two-Faced Cat

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This cat doesn’t just have eyes of a different color, it has two faces! This is a rare specimen and the amazing thing about it is that it was born naturally. Science played no part in this. Some might call it a natural miracle.

18. Chimera Parakeet

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If there is one thing that everyone knows about parrots, then it has to be the fact that they all have colorful feathers. However, the one in this picture is a bit more special because it has two distinct colorings on its feathers. This is not something that you get to see every day.

17. Beautiful Cat

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This is another example of how beautiful cats who have been affected by chimerism can be. This cat looks so amazing that you might think it’s a character from an anime and that it can speak or do magic.

16. Chimera Butterfly

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Just like the aforementioned parakeet, butterflies are renowned for their beautiful colors. Although, the one that we are seeing in the picture featured above is a bit more unique than other butterflies. The different colored wings are proof of chimerism!

15. Chimera Dog

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We’ve seen chimera cats and parakeets but now, we have something even more amazing to show you. This dog is affected by chimerism and as we can clearly see, he looks way different than all other dogs.

14. Happy Doggy

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Here we have another dog that has been affected by chimerism. The interesting thing about this one is that his fur has distinct colors that make him stand out.

13. Chimera Horse

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What do you get if you combine a horse and a zebra? The answer to that question can be seen in the picture featured above. This chimera horse looks incredible and there is no doubt about that!

12. Colorful Bird

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While chimerism might look strange on animals such as a dog or a horse, it makes birds look even more majestic than they already are. This little fella is red on half of its feathers and grey on the other side.

11. Yellow and Black Dog

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From the looks of it, dalmatians are not the only dog breed who can have different color schemes on their bodies. If there is one thing that we can be sure about, then it has to be the fact that this dog’s owner is never going to lose him in the park. After all, the dog stands out too much.

10. Two-Faced Lobster

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This amazing thing about this lobster is not only the fact that he is a chimera and that it has two colors on his body but the perfect geometric shape of his colors. It’s like someone painted the colors on him.

9. Chimera Peacock

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Not many people know this but the giant and colorful tails of peacocks are actually used as a defense mechanism. The tails are helping the peacocks look bigger and this is scaring predators.

8. Blue and Brown Butterfly

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We previously saw a colorful butterfly on picture #16 but now, we have something even better to show you. This butterfly has two distinct colors on its wings and this the little guy stands out from its peers.

7. White Patches

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The first peacock that we saw had two different colors on its tail. While this one has the same white color on his feathers, the difference is that the white color appears in patches. The way that color spreads on the body of chimeras is really interesting.

6. Chimera Bug

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The unique thing about this bug is not that it is a chimera with two different colors, but that it has both male and female parts.

5. Chimera Chicken

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Now, we can be sure that you never expected to see a chimera chicken! The color schemes on this chicken’s body are quite amazing. Do you think its eggs will hatch chimera chicks?

4. Chimera Mallard

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While this mallard might not feature an amazing color scheme like the other chimeras on our list, there is something that makes it stand out. The mallard has both male and female markings.

3. Chimera Goose

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Previously we showed you a chimera mallard and now, we have a chimera goose to show you! The way that you can spot that this goose is a chimera is by looking at the different colors on its feathers and on its neck.

2. Chimera Horse

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The person who purchased this horse noticed right from the start that he has an unusual color scheme and he decided to train him. The chimera horse is now winning competitions and fairs all across the US.

1. Blue Lobster

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The blue lobster is one of the rarest things that you can catch while fishing in the ocean! Well, it looks like there is an even rarer version of the lobster and it’s a chimera that has two different colors on its body.

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