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hmmm is my kitten part maine coon?

post #1 of 20
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here is a pic of a maine coon kitten



my kitten achilles at different ages




similarities? 1/4 maine coon?
post #2 of 20
Looks like your kitty might have some maine coon in him. At least it looks more maine coon vs persian
post #3 of 20
Well, you have a long-haired cat with a tabby pattern and a large body type (I'm assuming large but can't really tell from the pic)... and considering how common the Maine Coon breed is in some places... yeah, you could have some of those genetics in there somewhere.
post #4 of 20
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well from ready the charactistics I would say he is part maine coon. the thing i read about loving water is so true with him...he puts his paws in the water and sometimes knocks it over lol

his sister same age..looks like him but shes normal size and very short hair. The father was huge..i saw him once before he got their mom. the mom is a short haired calico tabby i guess
post #5 of 20
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from my signature, does anyone know what kinda mix my Punkin is? i can post more pics of her
post #6 of 20
It's my understanding that Maine Coons also have large paws and frequently have tufts of fur between the pads of their paw.
post #7 of 20
my mikey has the medium hair and the fluffy tail like you kitty.
his daddy looks pure maincoon. so comparing your baby to mine i would say he just might have some maincoon in him.
http://images.photo.walgreens.com/34...B37%3C43nu0mrj
post #8 of 20
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yes he has hair coming out between his toes. so does punkin,our 5 year old
post #9 of 20
John, I know exactly what you mean! This is little Saba - she has all the characteristics of a Maine Coon, right down to the tufts between her paws, quiet nature, and sweet disposition - but she's only 4.5 lbs. She was a rescue, and apparently survived her very first winter in the wild here...made it through coyotes, cougars, bears and snow.... she's very special.... I'll never know for sure, but your adorable kitten is so very similar. I'm sure you're right!





post #10 of 20
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wow i was saying to myself...'when did i take that pic" then i realized it was your cat....they look a lot alike. does your cat kind look like a racoon when it walks? mine sure does! doesnt walk like a normal cat
post #11 of 20
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wow i was saying to myself...'when did i take that pic" then i realized it was your cat....they look a lot alike. does your cat kind look like a racoon when it walks? mine sure does! doesnt walk like a normal cat
LOL! No, Her Tabbyness as I call her, walks in a very regal fashion...she doesn't saunter in like a cat. She walks square, shoulders strong and footsteps very deliberate - like a little queen! She's full grown now, just very petite. Your boy is ADORABLE. Please post more photos!!!
post #12 of 20
My Merlin walks the same way he never wanders anywhere! he is a maine coon and he is huge he weighs 13 lbs and is 35 inches from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he is going to be 4 years old on new years day.here is a couple of pics of my big man


this pic was taken when i was 30 lbs heavier

post #13 of 20
He is one handsome big guy! He looks like he has a very sweet disposition!
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He is one handsome big guy! He looks like he has a very sweet disposition!
he is VERY sweet
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by sashacat421 View Post
John, I know exactly what you mean! This is little Saba - she has all the characteristics of a Maine Coon, right down to the tufts between her paws, quiet nature, and sweet disposition - but she's only 4.5 lbs. She was a rescue, and apparently survived her very first winter in the wild here...made it through coyotes, cougars, bears and snow.... she's very special.... I'll never know for sure, but your adorable kitten is so very similar. I'm sure you're right!





wow that looks very simular to my achilles...nice! anymore pics?
post #16 of 20
Awe everyones kitties are soo gorgeous
question everyone is talking about the main cones and the hair in between their paw pads and tufts? am I right lol but anyways I am sorry to get off topic but my Stormie has that and she is a long haired manx well half, and all we knew was that the mother was long haired and I just dont know is there many breeds with this hair in the paws and such??? any help would be well appreciated I noticed it the other day and I was wondering lol
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by JohnTS71 View Post
well from ready the charactistics I would say he is part maine coon. the thing i read about loving water is so true with him...he puts his paws in the water and sometimes knocks it over lol
LOL! You'd be surprised by how many breeds have 'love of water' as a requisite characteristic!

You cat is beautiful! I love the way DLHs look, but I'm intimidated by all that fur!
post #18 of 20
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Awe everyones kitties are soo gorgeous
question everyone is talking about the main cones and the hair in between their paw pads and tufts? am I right lol but anyways I am sorry to get off topic but my Stormie has that and she is a long haired manx well half, and all we knew was that the mother was long haired and I just dont know is there many breeds with this hair in the paws and such??? any help would be well appreciated I noticed it the other day and I was wondering lol

I don't know about other breeds with the tufts in the toes and ears, but ragdolls do as well, my "small" (she was spayed by her breeder because she was a little small, and had problems with delivering she weighs about 14 pounds) spayed female has big hairy feet I wish I had a good camera so I can get a good pic of it, but all you with the MC know what it looks like
They all have tufts in the ears too (and on the top like MC but for the show we snip those so they don't look like Maine coons ) I wonder how many breeds have the tufts in the feet too, I love my girls feet! I think it looks awesome! (not a good picture but she is the seal point "honey" in my siggy, and you definately can't see her feet!)
post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by ProudKittieMom View Post
Awe everyones kitties are soo gorgeous
question everyone is talking about the main cones and the hair in between their paw pads and tufts? am I right lol but anyways I am sorry to get off topic but my Stormie has that and she is a long haired manx well half, and all we knew was that the mother was long haired and I just dont know is there many breeds with this hair in the paws and such??? any help would be well appreciated I noticed it the other day and I was wondering lol
The tufts of hair between the paws is caused by the cat being a longhair. Short-haired cats have the tufts between their toes too, theirs are just shorter. In a longhaired cat, ALL the hairs on its body grow longer, so the hairs on the bottom of the paws go along for the ride.
post #20 of 20
Hello, all new to the forums and to the kitty world myself. I just adopted a kitty about 3 months old from the Savannah Humaine Society and I was on pet'smart website reading some articles about kittys when a picture of a Red mackerel tabby Maine Coon cat appeared. And it got me thinking that it looked a lot like my new kitty, however I do not know if he has tuff's of fur between his paws, don't know him that well yet. But I will attach the one picture I have of him so far and see if that helps. Thank you for any input from anyone about grooming him or any special needs. If you need more pics I can do that as well! Thank you

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