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Q: Maine Coon vs. Norwegian Forest Cat

January 5, 2009 | By Cindy | 5 answers | Expired: 2162 days ago

Cindy

How does the Maine Coon differ in appearance from the Norwegian Forest cat?

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Kelly
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Jan 18, 2009

The wegie has a triagular-shaped head with the outer edge of the ears following the line of the head to complete the triangle. Their back legs are longer than their front legs. They have a long bushy tail & their body is medium in length. Their fur is usually coarse. And they have a sweet expression.

The maine coon has a wedged-shaped head with a squared off nose & ears set high on top of its head. They have a more flowing tail & their body is long & rectangular in shape. They have a silky coat that is uneven & can be medium to long in length. They have a more alert expression.

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Judi D.
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Jan 06, 2009

Forest Cats have a double layer coat (under coat and regular coat), where Maine Coons have a triple layer coat. (Under coat, regular coat and outer coat)

And yes, the Forest cats have distinct winter and summer coats.

I've got a mini Maine Coon mix. He has all the traits of the Maine Coon, but he's only 11 pounds.

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Kayla  F.
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Jan 05, 2009

Well Maine Coons have the points on their ears and also tend to be a little bit smaller than the Norwegian Forest cat.

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SweetieKisses
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Jan 05, 2009

Cindy, (seesaw55) has a Maine Coon named Carson and has several Z2 journals listed. You might check the journals and find some info there.

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Debo2
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Jan 05, 2009

The Norwegian forest cat will shed most of it's ruff and extra fur in the summer, the Maine Coon does not.

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