Q: Maine Coon vs. Norwegian Forest Cat
January 5, 2009 | By Cindy | 5 answers | Expired: 2577 days ago
How does the Maine Coon differ in appearance from the Norwegian Forest cat?
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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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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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