What breed (if any) is this cat?

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Few days ago I stumbled upon a stray cat at my property. I think she is still young, very skinny, probably a bit malnourished too. But she is very affectionate and vocal. She weighs 2.7kg, but still has tiny teeth.

Most striking feature about her, for me, is her tail. It's enormous and fluffy.
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Pretty cat. She has some big paws. Without papers or knowing where you are from impossible to say. If you plan to keep her, take her to a vet to get treated for parasites and get an estimate of her age so you can give her the appropriate diet.
 

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Hi there!
Beautiful cat!☺
I‘m sure the experts here will be able to give you a more solid guess, but with her big paws, face shape, eat tufts and fluffy tail, she looks quite Main Coony to me. As least perhaps some Main Coon somewhere in her ancestry. Does she have tufts of fur on her paws?
I agree that she should be presented to vet for a check and to get parasite treatment.
Enjoy your little beauty!
 

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Hi there!
Beautiful cat!☺
I‘m sure the experts here will be able to give you a more solid guess, but with her big paws, face shape, eat tufts and fluffy tail, she looks quite Main Coony to me. As least perhaps some Main Coon somewhere in her ancestry. Does she have tufts of fur on her paws?
I agree that she should be presented to vet for a check and to get parasite treatment.
Enjoy your little beauty!
Sounds like OP is European. Given the unit of measure they used for the weight. Looks kind of like a Norwegian Forest Cat. Very pretty cat.
 

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Agree with these above. I dont see no clear cut ancestry... But the coloring is less usual for a random moggie. Silver tabby??

I see she had already made herself at home. No shy semiferal takes such poses when photographed...
So, dumped or got astray.
 

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Oh what a gorgeous girl! I agree with the others, and with Stefan about the colouring.

As he says, she's no feral. It might be a good idea to find out if she's an escapee.. someone may be looking for her. If not she'll need to be checked over and hopefully she's yours!
 
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Thank you all for the replies! Here are the answers:

1. I live in Serbia, in a village. People keep moggy cats here as mouse-catchers. I have rarely, if ever, seen a purebred cat. Usually people from cities have them in their apartments.

2. Yes, she has a lot of fur on her paws. I'll upload more photos below.

3. She is very tame. Immediately cuddled with humans and slept first night on the bed with me. Plus, she knows how to urinate and defecate in the shower tub.

I did ask around the neighborhood if anyone has lost a cat and also on the Facebook page of the local community, and on a page for local lost pets. Nobody is looking for her.

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Another possibility she happened to get astray from some tourist passing throu...

Markings on the face are less common too. So although I cant put my finger on what she is, I wouldnt be the least surprised if there IS some Ancestry.
 

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She is so cute! Has the face of a Maine Coon or Siberian. My Siberian has the LOOOOONG tail too. How heavy is she? By 6 months most Maine Coons are gigantic.
 
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She is 2.7kg, but very skinny. Skin and bone when I found her. And I don't know how old she is, or how to tell.
 

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Probably not a purebred but I would say has some maine coone in her based on the very large ears, lynx tips and paw size. Silvers aren't super common in dsh/dlh either. Female MCs arent actually big and I doubt she is a purebred.
 

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Few days ago I stumbled upon a stray cat at my property. I think she is still young, very skinny, probably a bit malnourished too. But she is very affectionate and vocal. She weighs 2.7kg, but still has tiny teeth.

Most striking feature about her, for me, is her tail. It's enormous and fluffy. View attachment 476605View attachment 476606View attachment 476607View attachment 476608
To me there's definitely some maine coon in her. Her colour is Black Silver (mackerel? classic?) Tabby. In the pedigree world, a good example of a breed is representative of the standard set by a cat registry. Maine coons have a square muzzle, large ears set not too close, not too far apart, long tails and a rectangular body (every registry is different but they pretty much align in expectations of standard). Anyway, those lynx tips, the "wild" look and long tail tell a familiar story. You mentioned she's underweight; could be for any number of reasons. Pls get her checked by a vet and put her on a good quality diet. She seems like a lovely kitty.
 

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Few days ago I stumbled upon a stray cat at my property. I think she is still young, very skinny, probably a bit malnourished too. But she is very affectionate and vocal. She weighs 2.7kg, but still has tiny teeth.

Most striking feature about her, for me, is her tail. It's enormous and fluffy. View attachment 476605View attachment 476606View attachment 476607View attachment 476608
To me there's definitely some maine coon in her; might even be purebred! Her colour is Black Silver (mackerel? classic?) Tabby. In the pedigree world, a good example of a breed is representative of the standard set by a cat registry. Maine coons have a square muzzle, large ears set not too close, not too far apart, long tails and a rectangular body (every registry is different but they pretty much align in expectations of standard). Anyway, those lynx tips, the "wild" look and long tail tell a familiar story. You mentioned she's underweight; could be for any number of reasons. Pls get her checked by a vet and put her on a good quality diet. She seems like a lovely kitty.
 
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UPDATE 1:

A month has passed, so I thought to make an update. I took her to the vet, for a check up and sterilization. At the beginning of June she went into heat. The vet thinks it was her first, so she should be around 6-7 months old. Also, in his opinion, she is a mix with Persian. But, in my knowledge, Persians have different face?

Anyway, she is now 3.2 kg, which means she gained 0.5 kg of weight in just a month.

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UPDATE 2:

Yesterday I was driving my bicycle and I stumbled upon two cats, about 5 km away from my house that looked exactly like Freya. I managed to take a video of one of them, before they disappeared into the bushes. They seem like they are about the same age and size like her, also. They had also the same characteristics: long, bushy tail, skinny, long and hairy ears, and tiger-like stripes.

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Hi - Freya was so lucky to have found you and that you are taking such good care of her. 😻. She‘s beautful and looks so happy!
I still maintain she looks extremely like any Maine Coone I‘ve ever seen, again in my very amateur view I‘m not sure what the thinks as being Persian traits🤔 - but maybe they have more insider knowledge of the genetic make up and background of the local cat population.
And wow! with regard to the other kitties that could very well be Freya‘s siblings!
Of course from a distance my heart jumped and I think wouldn‘t be amazing if you managed to help them too and reunite the possible family (naive dream), but as I said this is much easier to say from a distance as I‘m not actively involved and I truly understand the time, energy and costs involved in something like this.
The fact that you have helped Freya is wonderful!
 
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Thank you :) To be honest, I would have wanted to take them with me if they followed me. However, one ran away immediately, and the other was shy. I was able to take few pictures but he too disappeared into the bushes. Perhaps they are someone's or perhaps someone threw out a litter. I like cycling, so I'll pass that neighbourhood again soon. Perhaps I hear or see something.
 

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Hi - Freya was so lucky to have found you and that you are taking such good care of her. 😻. She‘s beautful and looks so happy!
I still maintain she looks extremely like any Maine Coone I‘ve ever seen, again in my very amateur view I‘m not sure what the thinks as being Persian traits🤔 - but maybe they have more insider knowledge of the genetic make up and background of the local cat population.
And wow! with regard to the other kitties that could very well be Freya‘s siblings!
Of course from a distance my heart jumped and I think wouldn‘t be amazing if you managed to help them too and reunite the possible family (naive dream), but as I said this is much easier to say from a distance as I‘m not actively involved and I truly understand the time, energy and costs involved in something like this.
The fact that you have helped Freya is wonderful!
I agree with Eurocat, she looks very much like a Maine Coon. Such a cutie!!
 
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