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Do I look more maine coon or Norwegian Forest Cat

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Harvey

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Purred: Sun Mar 22, '09 1:47am PST 
Size is not always a determining feature for Maine Coons. The females are markedly smaller than the males. Harvey has the classic Maine Coon facial/body configuration (long torso, sturdy legs) but has a tummy problem (yes, we keep meaning to get this checked out--my regular vet doesn't think it's a problem, but we do want to see a specialist...sigh...), and is built like a ferret. He only weighs 13 pounds. But he IS big--just not heavy. And he is a purebred Maine Coon, and there's no doubt about his ancestry. Leila is on the slim side, too, but with that fantastic long torso, but Chibi, who has a shorter torso and tail, but better facial features, is getting quite heavy. Fur length also differs from cat to cat--there's a wonderful cat on the circuit right now who would be considered a domestic short hair if he didn't have papers. But a beautiful cat, and if you know MCs, you know he's the real thing.
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Timmy

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Purred: Mon Mar 23, '09 6:06pm PST 
We are in the process of adopting a pure bred main coone from a cattery. When I visited I definitely noticed that Timmy shares the same prominent nose and long torso. He does appear to be more ferret like in his weight and structure and I don't think that he will get as big as the pure breds. However, I could definitely see some similar characteristics now that I visited the cattery. Timmy is still the most docile cat I have ever met. When he wants attention he gets up on the counter and will hug your arm with his paws. If on the floor he hugs your legs!! He still begs for treats and I cannot drag a feather toy fast enough without him pouncing on it. Sometimes he sits on his back two feet like a squirrel when he cleans his face or he hears a new noise!! He is a quirky, lovable, wonderful cat regardless of whether he has a little MC or not!! We love him!!
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Harvey

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Purred: Fri Apr 24, '09 8:51am PST 
Don't forget that not all MCs are long-haired. They can range from almost short haired to medium haired to very shaggy. If you look at the CFA Breed Profile for MCs, the number three cat (owned by a friend of mine, and distantly related to Harvey) has relatively short fur.
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Li'l Devil

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Purred: Tue Mar 8, '11 7:01am PST 
Were having the same problem we have a female she seems to have traits of both a friend once told us she's worth a small fortune. She's big and extremely friendly and playfull.
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