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Maincoon? Samoli? What Is He??

Discussion in 'Describing Cats - What Does My Cat Look Like?' started by Catanalana, May 27, 2019.

  1. Catanalana

    Catanalana Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

    May 27, 2019
    I adopted this cat about a year and a half ago. My vet has him down as a long haired domestic, but adoption papers called him a tabby. For a while I thought he was a samoli, but now that he's almost 2 and fully grown , he's about 20 lbs and is massive .I'm wondering if he is mostly main coon? I mostly want to know for his diet, as the food he gets now has a maincoon formula and I wonder if he would benefit from that .Thanks!

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  2. abyeb

    abyeb Charlie's Purrson Staff Member Forum Helper

    Feb 18, 2017
    He’s very cute! I would describe him as a brown tabby Domestic Longhair. Tabby is a coat marking, not a breed in itself.
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  3. carebearbaby1

    carebearbaby1 TCS Member Alpha Cat

    Apr 9, 2013
    I would call him a domestic long hair. He doesn't have the facial structure of a Maine Coon. Also most people who have pure bred Maine Coons are required to have them fixed by the breeder. There's not a lot of accidental breeding. Many people call any big cat Maine Coons, but they're usually not.

  4. amethyst

    amethyst TCS Member Alpha Cat

    Nov 25, 2016
    Alberta, Canada
    I'm not really seeing Maine Coon or any specific breed, just a big domestic long haired cat (most cats are not any specific breed just domestic cats). As for food, breed doesn't really matter, all cats need a high protein low carb diet. Also ideally wet food only, especially for a male since they are more likely to get urinary issues.

  5. StefanZ

    StefanZ Advisor Staff Member Advisor

    Sep 18, 2005
    Now he has some looks of Maine Coon. No longer any Somali look alike. :)
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  6. Catanalana

    Catanalana Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

    May 27, 2019
    This is really helpful thanks! Do you have suggestions for wet food options?

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