You’ll enjoy this excellent photograph of two sibling Maine Coon/Bengal Cat mix cats. When I first saw them, I thought they could be Bengal cat twins. They really do look very alike. And they look far more like Bengal cats than Maine Coons.
“Photo courtesy of Dan Power – All Rights Reserved. www.zeezoey.com“
Despite looking carefully, I couldn’t be certain of the names of these gorgeous cats. One problem was that they look so alike you could easily a mistake. I hope Deborah, their human guardian and caretaker, leaves a comment and tells us their names. Deborah and Dan kindly agreed to let me publish Dan’s photograph on this website.
Dan Power takes a damn good photo. Mind you he does have fine looking subjects, which helps.
These two splendid cats are hybrids and I have never seen a Bengal to Maine Coon hybrid before. It is an interesting mix because it seems to me that the Bengal genes are dominant to the Maine Coon genes. Perhaps Deborah can comment on that also. As mentioned they look like Bengal cats except, perhaps, for that famous Maine Coon muzzle. I don’t think the Bengal cat has a muzzle that is as square and as strong as can be seen in the photograph.
They do have that Bengal cat wild-eyed look. You can notice that particularly strongly with the cat on the right. He/she looks a bit wilder in the picture.
The coat is another interesting aspect. Bengal cats have tabby coats: spotted in a variety of spots shapes/types and blotchy which is called a classic tabby. The two siblings in the picture have banded fur on the limbs but I can’t see the body. I will presume they are spotted cats.
Deborah has a very cat orientated household. Deborah says this:
I actually have eight cats – 3 rescues (one Ragdoll, one Maine Coon mix, and one Tortie mix), a purebred Bengal, a purebred Maine Coon, and three Maine
Coon/Bengal mix. You can find me on Facebook and look at all of my photo
albums. If you are looking to feature the purebred Bengal, you will find a
lot of images of my beautiful girl, Zoey.
The cats are definitely on an equal footing to the humans. Actually they are probably more important. We love that and great cat pictures on PoC. Thanks Deborah and Dan. With your permission I’ll probably be returning to your cats in the future to feature them again on PoC.