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Can any one help me figure out my cat's breed?

post #1 of 14
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hello. my cat, Gary, was a stray. I think he is part maine coon, but the only problem is, he isn't big at all. He isn't a tabby for sure. When he was out doors, he is domesticated now of coarse, he used to chase my dog, Scrappy. He has tuffs inbetween his toes and has a mane. I would post a picture if I had one on the computer. Any ideas? im trying to find a picture but im doubtful.
post #2 of 14
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Any one?
post #3 of 14
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hello?
post #4 of 14
Unless you know exactly his parentage (and his parents' parents etc!)you can never be sure, although it is always fun to look for possible traits. Call your cat a Domestic Short/Medium/ Long hair as appropriate and add his colour (tabby etc) and enjoy him.
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Originally Posted by GGTkat
hello. my cat, Gary, was a stray. I think he is part maine coon, but the only problem is, he isn't big at all. He isn't a tabby for sure. When he was out doors, he is domesticated now of coarse, he used to chase my dog, Scrappy. He has tuffs inbetween his toes and has a mane. I would post a picture if I had one on the computer. Any ideas? im trying to find a picture but im doubtful.


anyone??
post #6 of 14
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yes that is true.
post #7 of 14
Please don't keep posting. People will see your thread eventually, because it is the weekend and people have familys etc...
post #8 of 14
You have no way of knowing for sure. However, all those traits sound like those of maine coons, siberians, or norwegian forest cats. Are those tufts big? I think those breeds are all really similar besides the head shape. Be happy, you have a nice cat, parentage unimportant. And by the way, it can take hours and even days to get a reply, so there is no point in constantly reposting.
post #9 of 14
My cat Emma has ear tufts, but is a short hair, so these little breed-specific traits are floating all around in the domestic cat world!
Chances are your baby is a DLH-- domestic long hair. Unless you know the specific parentage and breed lines of a cat, there's no way to know exactly what breeds went into his or her unique genetic makeup.
Enjoy your unique kitty-- they are each one of a kind!
post #10 of 14
A description does not help - if you could post a photo? I agree with the others - the only way anyone ever really knows the breed of hir or her cat is if you have a complete family history and pedigree. Otherwise, siomply because a cat looks like a certain breed can be pretty much meaningless. And tabby is not a breed but a description. Or in the case of some breeds, an added descrition, tabby short hair domestic for ex or tabby point Siamese. But your description - other than suggesting he could be a Maine Coon (and lovely kitties that they are, they come in a variety of colours and combinations).
post #11 of 14
Hey there! Here's my rescued Maine Coon Tabby, Saba.

She is only 5 lbs at most, very petite for a Coon, and was in the wild a long time last winter- so we think it may have stunted her growth, terribly malnourished when found. She is a delight, a bit of a diva, and a very, very sharp little cookie. SHe has tufts between her feet, the wisps at her ears and a very un-tabby like beautiful tail. She is very quiet, almost has a silent meow, which is a clue that she learned never to call attention to herself outside. You can see how tiny she is.

Compare these photos and see - what do you think?







post #12 of 14
Have you checked out any cat breeders websites to look for similarities??
What color (s) is your cat??
What does type of breed does your vet think your cat looks like??
Does he have the "M" markings on the top of his head???
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by GailC
Have you checked out any cat breeders websites to look for similarities??
What color (s) is your cat??
What does type of breed does your vet think your cat looks like??
Does he have the "M" markings on the top of his head???
Depends on how old he is but if its a full grown male and 5 lbs then it is not a maine coon, my female who is a coon is almost 17lbs now. Male coons average around 18-22lbs when full grown and can get much much bigger then that.

I would say domestic longhair but he could very well be a very small male coon. The tuffs and the coloration of a coon match other breeds like norwegian forests.

Does not realy matter what breed if its a nice cat, my coon needs kitty prozac she thinks that she is the queen of the house and to aloof to be touched.
post #14 of 14
chloe is a maine coon and only weighs 8-9lbs; however, shes only 15 mos. i swear she gets bigger and cuter everyday.
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