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Published On: Sun, Jun 16th, 2013

A two-faced kitten, Janus cat, born in Oregon, named ‘Deucy’ is doing well

A rare, two-faced kitten was born in Amity, Oregon this week. Stephanie Durkee, the owner of both the female kitten and its mother, took the two-faced cat to a vet, who say she’s in good health.

screenshot from video coverage

screenshot from video coverage

The animal, which meows loudly from both mouths, has just one body and set of organs. Owner Stephanie Durkee says she thought her children had made a mistake when they told her a cat with two heads had been born.

Durkee told Portland’s KGW-TV the kitten—named “Deucy”—has been rejected by her mother, so she’s been feeding her warmed kitten formula from a syringe.

“The kids … came in and said, ‘Mom there’s a kitty with two heads,'” Durkee told Portland’s NBC affiliate. “And I said, ‘I think you guys are just tired, you’re crazy, that doesn’t happen.'”

Durkee, who plans to keep Deucy, says the kitten was born at “6:11 a.m. on 6/11 under the ‘Gemini’ astrological sign.” Durkee said she “can’t help but wonder at the ‘double’ coincidences surrounding Deucy’s birth.”

Two-faced cats—known as Janus cats, for the two-faced Roman god who also gave us the word “January”—are unusual but not unprecedented.

 

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  2. Reilly smith says:

    It is so very cute and sweet Cat .I am watching a Cat first time .
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