By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

30 Animals With Unusual Markings, #14 Is Absolutely Stunning.

Just like humans, animals have the potential to be born with a distinct set of characteristics, genetic mutations that effect how they look and interact with the world around them. However, as animals have fur, feathers, and scales, the possibility for variation is basically endless: Vibrant colors, insanely complex markings, and strange fur patterns, to name a few.

Below are some unusual animals, and an explanation of some of the conditions that cause their unique appearances. They might be different that your average, but they're definitely interesting to see (and some of them are just downright beautiful). Check them out below.

#1. This pup has a very, very cool spot pattern.

#2. Betta fish can have intense, vibrant colors -- along with intense personalities.

#3. This macaw has xanthochromism, which means he has an unusually high amount of yellow pigmentation in his feathers.

#4. Chimeric animals have a mixture of genetically distinct tissues that arise from two or more fertilized eggs that fused together in the womb – which means they are essentially two twins that fused together into a single creature.

#5. Like all animals with this condition, chimeric labrador contains two full sets of DNA.

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