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Is my baby a Maine Coon

post #1 of 11
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Hi:

I'm new to the forum but I was hoping someone could tell me if my baby is a Maine Coon or not. I was doing some research and everything I read about their personalities and behavior is my cat to a T but I was just looking for some expert advice. Thank you.




post #2 of 11
May be a maine coon look alike. There are 3 similar breeds - maine coon, norweigan forest cat, and siberian. Sometimes its hard to tell in a pet if its one or the other.

You go by type - not by personality
post #3 of 11
Looks very Maine Cooneish, yeah. Are you in the US Northeast? In that area, a lot of nonpedigreed cats look very much like Maine Coon cats, so what you'd have is a "cousin" of the breed--the stock from which it was originally refined--or else Maine Coon mixed with Domestic Longhair. Very pretty cat, even without a pedigree.
post #4 of 11
What you have is a beautiful brown tabby domestic longhair.
post #5 of 11
Look at that ruff, though!! I'm seriously thinking there's some Coon in this one. Not purebred because the body type is too slender and the ear tufts aren't very pronounced, but I'd bet it's at least a quarter of one of those big, long-haired breeds. Or else, like I said, one of the big Northwest USA domestic longhairs. Kind of like you find classic tabbies all over the UK, while mackerel tabbies are more common here (Baby & Tiny, in my sig, are brown mackerel tabbies, the MOST common kind of DSH cat pattern in the US! Possibly tied with basic black/white tuxy cats.)

Anyway, pretty cat. Looks like it could use a bit of brushing in those pics, though.
post #6 of 11
He's a very handsome cat. I've often thought that my Blossom is part Coon too. Although your boy looks more so to me, but then I'm no expert.
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Callista View Post
Looks very Maine Cooneish, yeah. Are you in the US Northeast? In that area, a lot of nonpedigreed cats look very much like Maine Coon cats, so what you'd have is a "cousin" of the breed--the stock from which it was originally refined--or else Maine Coon mixed with Domestic Longhair. Very pretty cat, even without a pedigree.
I agree But a DLH non the less....
post #8 of 11
Yes, yes, ancestry, not pedigree... now shush and admire the pretty kitty! :P
post #9 of 11
Yep! Looks like a very pretty, domestic long hair to me too!
post #10 of 11
very pretty long hair
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
He's my baby none-the-less. I know he needs a good brushing but he doesn't like it much so I have to do it when he's in one of his more affectionate moods or he just attacks the brush mercilessly. Thank you all for your opinions though, I was just curious more than anything.
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