Maine Coon Or Norwegian Forest Cat

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  1. kashmir64

    kashmir64 TCS Member Super Cat

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    I have been wracking my brain on this one. I have googled both and to be honest, they look too much alike for me to tell. I know she has to have a large breed in her somewhere, and I've narrowed it down to MC, NFC or lion.
    If I could figure out which one, then I can google what health issues to look out for. I know she's not a purebred, but genetic health issues may come through.

    Do any of you have an idea?
    She will be 4 months on or around 7/20, green eyes (they finally changed) and weighs 5 1/2 lbs.
    BTW, the picture with my son holding her..He is 6'5". I know he's sitting, but you can imagine the size of his hands.
     

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  2. stefanz

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    Not NFC, or at least maybe the giant gene but not the facial genes. :)

    You shall stick with the Maine Coon, or possibly Siberian.

    I expect more fur, mane and pantaloons will come with age and the winter season.

    But a true beutie she is already now. :)
     
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  3. kashmir64

    kashmir64 TCS Member Super Cat

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    Siberian? I thought that was a dog. Now I have to look another one up.
    Thank you for the compliment. She is going to be a beautiful cat when she grows up. Her hair feels like a silk worm made it just for her. I have never felt cat hair that silky before.
     
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  4. abyeb

    abyeb Charlie's Purrson Top Cat

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    I saw a Siberian kitten at a cat show who looked a lot like your kitty. It's that roundish face that makes me think more Siberian. Cute kitty!
     
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    kashmir64 TCS Member Super Cat

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    I looked up Siberian and they had a picture of an orange kitten that did look just like her. They also have no congenital health defects which is good. But the Siberian is rather new to the US. So, maybe not.
     
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  6. 1CatOverTheLine

    1CatOverTheLine TCS Member Top Cat

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    Simply to agree with Abyeb and Stefan - yep - Siberian influence, if any. NFCs are very coarse-coated (and double-coated as well), and Maine Coons aren't so much "silky" as they are fluffy - a very dry feeling coat which seldom mats or tangles.
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  7. kashmir64

    kashmir64 TCS Member Super Cat

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    Thank you all. I just looked up Siberian breeders in Arizona and found 5. If someone bought one and brought it up here....
    We also don't know where these kittens originally started from. They were found in a bowl on the side of the highway.
    Almost every breed has a certain health issue you need to be aware of. Siberians don't from what I could find. This is very good news.
     
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    alejandra rico TCS Member Adult Cat

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    Good point about siberiana is that some people alergic to cats show less reaction (or even any) to them, so they are one of the best choices for a family with this issue.
    She is sooo cute!
     
  9. kashmir64

    kashmir64 TCS Member Super Cat

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    I read that. Fortunately, I have no allergies to cats. I've owned 11 throughout my life. 13 if you count these two (actually, 17 if you count the 4 I grew up with, but were family pets). 3 of those, not counting Samai, were long hair. I'm not counting all the fosters that went home to their owners when they reached 6-7 weeks.
    So I'm good there.
     
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