Exotic Shorthair Two-faced Cat

This is a picture of an Exotic Shorthair (short haired extreme Persian) that tells us that the famous two-faced cat, Venus, is not that unique and even not that unusual. I also have a picture of two two-faced cats (2 x Venus look-a-likes) on this page.

This cat has the classic Venus face –  a calico purebred cat with that startling divide down the center of the face. The sharp line is called a “blaze”. This word is often used for this feature on calico (tortoiseshell and white) and tortoiseshell cats. This cat’s dividing line is not quite as nice and Venus’s but this cat is purebred and he or she has a white moustache as well…so there…

Two-faced Calico Exotic Shorthair
Two-faced Calico Exotic Shorthair
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I discuss my thoughts as to why this so called two-faced pattern happens on this page. As I said, the truth is that bearing in mind the sort of coat, this sharp dividing line on the face is frankly not that unusual.

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3 thoughts on “Exotic Shorthair Two-faced Cat”

  1. The main thing about venus is what Dan said I think – that her face is so pronounced. She also has different coloured eyes. If you were to look at her from one side she is a black cat with yellow eye and the other side an orange cat with blue eyes. Both very striking colour combinations too. My Red had orange eyes and orange fur so not as striking as blue on orange. Its true though that many many cats have split faces in this way and its far from unusual in itself. It’s actually fairly common amongst tortoiseshells and calicos in my experience. But mainly torties I would say. My totrtie kitten has an orange flame in a perfect line down the middle of her nose. Its striking because its so symetrical. Venus really is striking thats one thing for sure – and thats why she is special I think, not by virtue of her face being split simply.


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