Could someone help me to identify if my family cat is a Maine Coon mix?
She is 6 months old and already about 10 pounds! She has longer belly hair. She likes to lick us a lot. Here's a picture of her.
Thanks for the help!
There is a wide variety in the random-bred, non-pedigree cats. There are regular cats in various places besides New England who can get very big. My aunt years ago had a pair of longhair regular cats who were HUGE. . and if it were these days with the Internet etc. making more people know about some cat breeds, I bet people would be saying Blackie and Grey Boy must be Maine Coons or part Maine Coons. but it was nowhere near Maine and I seriously doubt someone in that rural area had some pedigree MCs going around making kittens. They just happened to be some REALLY big cats. Anyway , Sophie is a very striking kitten! and sounds very loving.
P.S. It's time to get her spayed if you haven't yet. It can help avoid some health problems like breast cancer and uterine infection. not to mention complications of pregnancy. & it is tragic how many kittens get killed every summer for being homeless. I'm glad Miss Sophia has a good home!