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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Maine Coon or DLH?

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I'm rounding out my kitty family tomorrow! This woman has to give away her cats since she can no longer care for them so I said I'd take one. She says that he is a Maine Coon but is he one or a DLH? Either way he's beautiful and I'm so happy to get a long haired beauty!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 07:51 PM
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A very pretty DLH.
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DLH- and a gorgeous one at that!
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Isn't he handsome!?!

Just out of curiousity...how were you able to tell the difference? I've poured over pictures of the two and can't tell
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 08:35 PM
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Has he got pedigree papers? If so, then he'd be a coonie otherwise a domestic/moggie
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Often people with larger fluffy cats call them Maine Coons... I'm not sure if it's due to wanting to them sound special, or if the people actually think all large fluffy cats are Maine Coons... either way, without papers the default answer is always going to be that it's really just a Domestic (meaning unknown genetic history) Long Hair... most cats are. Something like 95% or more of cats are from an unknown background, even if they appear to look Siamese, for example, they're just a "colorpoint" - a coloring found on more than just Siamese...

He looks a lot like my kitty! Except mine is 6 pounds.


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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Has he got pedigree papers? If so, then he'd be a coonie otherwise a domestic/moggie
I'm not sure if he does...I just started emailing the lady today and I didn't want to offend her by asking if he was realllllly a maine coon
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 10:55 PM
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DLH. But he is a beauty!
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 11:04 PM
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He may or may not have some MCC in him but without papers there is no way to tell for sure. So, he would be a DLH.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-01-2012, 10:35 PM
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Ahh! He's so cute!
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