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Black silver classic tabby Maine Coon

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This is a black classic tabby Maine Coon from Russia. The classic tabby is also known as the blotched tabby. The classic tabby has only been around since the middle of the 1800s. The spotted tabby is the original tabby cat coat inherited from the wildcat ancestor. This cat looks a tad overweight to me but still very handsome with the two distinguishing appearance features of the Maine Coon: the large lynx-tipped ears and square muzzle . Black silver classic tabby Maine Coon. Photo: Cattery INARI-Питомник Инари Click this to read a lot more about the tabby coat . And click this to see a classic tabby moggie I fed when I lived in a flat . That was years ago and I remember it well. He hissed at me and ate the food. He was overweight actually so I wasn't doing a great job. I just could not resist as I recall.

2 appearance features which define the Maine Coon

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In my view, there are two features of the Maine Coon appearance which define this cat breed. The most important of these is the "visibly square" (to use the language of the Cat Fanciers' Association) muzzle. This pronounced muzzle distinguishes the Maine Coon from all other breeds. If you want to quickly check whether a Maine Coon is genuine you could do worse than starting at the muzzle. 2 appearance features which define the Maine Coon. This individual has been selectively breed to extreme but the square muzzle and lynx-tipped large ears are very noticeable. Photo in public domain. The second defining feature is the "large, well-tufted, wide at base, tapering to appear pointed" ears. The tufts of hair coming out of the tips of the ears is a very strong defining attribute of the Maine Coon cat. You see breeders enhancing and emphasising both the square muzzle and the lynx tipped ears. ASSOCIATED:  Picture of a Maine Coon who looks like a middle-aged man Some

7 reasons why a Maine Coon cat would be disqualified at a CFA cat show

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Maine Coon show cat. Photo copyright Helmi Flick. The CFA Maine Coon breed standard makes it clear that the following anatomical features would disqualify an individual cat at a cat show: Delicate bone structure; Undershot chin, i.e. the front teeth, the incisors, of the lower jaw overlap or project beyond the front teeth of the upper jaw when the mouth is closed; Crossed eyes; Kinked tail; Incorrect number of toes (this must be a reference to polydactylism which is quite a common feature on Maine Coon cats ); On their fur there are white buttons, white locket or white spots; Maine Coon cats that are hybrids i.e. showing evidence of hybridisation resulting in the colours chocolate, lavender or the Himalayan pattern.

Do Maine Coons need a special diet?

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What do Maine Coons eat? And do they need a special diet? The answer is a simple one. It is one you would expect. Maine Coons are the same as any other domestic cat. In terms of their dietary requirements they are exactly the same as a humble moggy, or a stray cat, or feral cat. They all require the same diet. That diet should be as near as possible a replication of the mouse. A mouse is an ideal diet in terms of nutrients. I stress in terms of nutrients because mice can also transmit worms to cats . But in terms of balance in a diet what makes a mouse makes a good diet for a domestic cat. Beautiful young Maine Coon to type. Pic in the public domain. All the commercial foods made try and replicate that. They fail, really, but if you buy a high quality commercially prepared cat food for your Maine Coon you will be all right but even good commercial food can be substandard sometimes . It should mainly be wet food and perhaps some high quality dry from time to time. The odd human food

Maine Coon Singapore Facebook administrator sold 2 cats from a breeder for S$400 commission

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NEWS AND COMMENT: Although, the detail in the story is a little bit thin, it is an interesting one. It concerns the administrator Derek Chew Keng Khoon, 45,  of a Facebook page called Maine Coon Singapore. It's a kind of meeting place for Singapore citizens who live with a Maine Coon. It also appears to be a place where some people visit for the purposes of trying to purchase a Maine Coon. As I understand it, it is against Facebook policy to sell cats on their website. Maine Coon Singapore Facebook administrator sold 2 cats from a breeder on S$400 commission Khoon is accused by the Singaporean authorities of using his flat as a pet shop to sell two kittens. I will presume that these kittens were Maine Coons. His name, incidentally, is very apt, I think you will agree. Maybe that's partly why he loves Maine Coon cats. He faces three criminal charges in Singapore: two of them concern using his flat as a shop to sell to kittens between January 5, 2020 and February 29, 2020 with

Young Maine Coon looks like he's been plugged into the electricity supply

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Extraordinary hair. Frizzed and frazzled. And his enormous ears are clogged with more hair.  It looks like electricity is shooting through him. I think he is a Maine Coon because of the ears. Actually, I have decided that he is. The giveaway is the lynx tips to the ears. No domestic cat has ears like that other than the Maine Coon. I sense that he is a purebred cat from the appearance. I have no idea where the picture was taken but probably somewhere in the US. He is a bicolour brown tabby. The sunlight backlights the whiskers which is why it seems that they are on fire in front of his face. Young cat who looks like he's been plugged into the electricity supply. Picture: Reddit.com.

Black smoke Maine Coon Richie with a black face and diamond eyes

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Black smoke Maine Coon Richie with a black face and diamond eyes. Photo: Instagram. OMG, this is a Maine Coon with an amazing face. His full name is "Richie du Mont d’Even". I think he has a black smoke coat which has created this black face and ears with piercing, diamond eyes. His paws are balls of fluff. He has a mane that goes over his head like a halo. He's angelic and other-worldly. The lynx tips on the end of his ears are smoky grey which makes them stand out. They are a bit like the opposite to the black lynx tips of the wild caracal. I believe that he lives in France. He was born on 7th November 2020. He is still very young. They say Maine Coons reach adulthood at around the age of 4. He is going to be enormous as well. ASSOCIATED:  Black Smoke Maine Coon Cat View this post on Instagram A post shared by Richie du Mont d’Even (@richie_the_mainecoon_) Note : This is a video from another website. Sometimes they are deleted at source which sto

5 reasons why you think your Maine Coon is small

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The first reason why you believe that your Maine Coon is small is because you may have a misapprehension as to how big they are. There are quite a lot of individual Maine Coons which are not that big but we are less likely to see them on the internet. The breed standard does not state that they have to be big. A lot of the Maine Coons that we see on the Internet are indeed very big. They are outstanding but rare. The average Maine Coon is bigger than the average domestic cat but they may not be as big as you think they are. Can Maine Coons be small? Clearly a classy Maine Coon which matches the breed standard. Photo in public domain. Another reason is because your cat is a female. Sometimes female Maine Coons can be about the same size as regular domestic cats. A third reason would be that your cat is not a purebred Maine Coon. There are a lot of 'Maine Coon mix' cats on the market. A lot of the cats that you see on adoption sites are described as 'Maine Coon mix' bu