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Kitten born with two faces

Posted on Thursday, 13 June, 2013 | Comment icon 12 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A kitten named 'Duecy' has been gaining widespread attention after being born with two faces.

The tiny feline is a rare example of a "Janus" cat, a name which refers to the Roman god of the same name that also had two faces. Unfortunately Duecy was rejected by her mother when she was born but thanks to the efforts of her owner Stephanie Durkee, she is now in safe hands.

Typically cats born with these type of deformities tend not to live very long, but so far Duecy appears to be in good health. To help keep her warm she is being kept in a dresser drawer surrounded by heating pads and towels.

"A kitten with two faces has been born in Amity, Oregon."

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Comment icon #3 Posted by Raine122 on 13 June, 2013, 14:11
I hope she makes it out okay!
Comment icon #4 Posted by iNvRG on 13 June, 2013, 14:52
wait huh I read this same story yesterday but it seems like 2 different litters? idk but here the article I read and the kitten died. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2173333/Gemini-adorable-faced-24-toed-kitten-lived-days.html
Comment icon #5 Posted by szentgyorgy on 13 June, 2013, 19:00
It appears that Kitty has a feline version of the genetic anomaly known as "Siamese Twins Syndrome" in humans. In the 1800's, Cheng and Eng, and another famous female pair whose names escape me, shared one set of legs and a lower torso with a divided upper torso and entirely separate heads. Those pair even begat children (though not together). Kitty's abnormality apparently didn't unravel to that extent. It is wonderful she has been adopted and accepted by a loving human, and I hope she can live a happy life.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Lava_Lady on 13 June, 2013, 20:12
She is a cutie patootie! X0) I wonder if it's more accurate to say 'they'... not a kitten with two faces but two kittens with one head/body? Especially if they meow separately.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Sundew on 13 June, 2013, 21:37
I think it is unlikely that this poor kitten will survive long term.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Ugly1 on 14 June, 2013, 1:28
Some people from that page have said some really nasty things about the little one... Sickening how people act these days... I did not read the comments you are referring to but I could imagine the cruelty with some of the things I've seen online. Probably because people do not seem to empathize online the same way that they would in person. If they had a daughter born with 2 faces it would be a bit more traumatic to them and their comments would change. I know a kitten with two faces and a human with two faces is a far cry from being the same to empathize with but either way, having two faces... [More]
Comment icon #9 Posted by kwin on 14 June, 2013, 3:51
It'll be a cruel death........
Comment icon #10 Posted by coolguy on 14 June, 2013, 4:40
How cute i, I think it will be healthy and have a nice life
Comment icon #11 Posted by RavenEyes19 on 17 June, 2013, 1:47
It's really rare for a cat to have a long lifespan with this condition. But here's another cat named Frank and Louie who has miraculously lived 12 years with two faces.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Ryu on 17 June, 2013, 1:51
Cool. Wonder what Frank and Louie sound like when they meow.


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