Rare Charm: Meet Mars and Her Kittens with Uniquely Beautiful Chocolate Coats

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In a heartwarming tale of rescue and rare beauty, a mother cat and her four kittens, each adorned with an unusual chocolate brown fur, found solace in a foster home.

Rare Brown Beauties

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Laura Malone, a director at Mini Cat Town in San Jose, California, recently welcomed this unique feline family. The mother cat, along with her four kittens, was rescued from a city shelter, their origins largely unknown. Laura observed, “She seems to have been around humans but also has the traits of an outdoor cat.”

Mini Cat Town was quick to embrace these felines, particularly struck by the kittens’ rare chocolate and cinnamon brown coats.

Unique Genetics at Play

The kittens, all female, display a mix of solid and patterned coats, with charming white socks and facial markings. Their pinkish-brown noses and paws suggest a genetic rarity. “This coloration is quite unusual, especially for shelter cats,” Laura explained. It’s a result of a mutation in the black color gene, making them a rare find.

Mars: A Protective and Loving Mother

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Mars, the mother cat, sports a striking long-haired black coat. Initially wary in her new environment, she soon warmed up, realizing her kittens were in safe hands. Her protective nature gradually gave way to affectionate interactions with her foster family.

Kittens Full of Life and Love

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The kittens, named Hershey, Reese, Twix, and Baby Ruth, are thriving under Mars’ attentive care. Each kitten displays unique features and personalities, from Hershey’s round head to Baby Ruth’s almond-shaped eyes. Reese, the most adventurous, often leads her siblings in exploration.

A Journey of Growth and Affection

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Mars has transformed into a loving, personable cat, eagerly greeting Laura upon her arrival. “She’s become quite the affectionate companion,” Laura shared. The kittens, growing more playful and independent, are a source of constant joy and amusement.

Thriving in Foster Care

As they enter their ‘teenage’ phase, the kittens’ stunning chocolate coats continue to captivate. They’re becoming stronger and more spirited, often seen wrestling and playing, with Mars always keeping a watchful eye.

A Story of Love and Rarity

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This feline family’s journey is a testament to the power of love and care in transforming lives. Their rare beauty and Mars’ transformation into a doting mother highlight the uniqueness of their story.

Follow their journey and get updates on this adorable cat family on Facebook and Instagram.

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Jill Taylor

Jill is a full-time homesteader who enjoys learning about sustainable living and practicing self-reliance. She'll most likely be found tending to her many animals including chickens, ducks, goats, and alpacas. You can find out more about her on LinkedIn.