Cat of the week: the largest Maine Coon I have seen

Here is a thumpingly large Maine Coon. You won’t see a larger domestic cat unless someone calls a tamed puma a domestic cat. The Maine Coon is the largest domestic cat breed (excluding F1 wild cat hybrids).

Not only is he impressively large, I have never seen lynx typed ears with such long hair. And it is orange hair. He is an orange (red) tabby cat too (strictly speaking tabby and white). I always think that red tabbies are a bit special.

His hair is as long as a Persian cat’s hair that has been bred to extreme. His tail is plumed to magnificence but we can’t see it extended. The hair on his tail is about 9 inches long.

His face is as cute as can be and his head is almost as large as the head of the woman who is carrying him who I presume is his caretaker and companion. She may be his creator (breeder).

I don’t know enough about this cat. I don’t even know who took the photo – sorry. I am sure someone will tell me. He should weigh in at the very top end of pure domestic cats (non-wild cat hybrids) at around 25+ lbs. That’s a guess, though.

The world’s largest cat is on this page (an article about the largest cats domestic to wild).  See wild cat species by size is on this page.

Associated: Red tabby Maine Coon Dante (an amazingly attractive cat).

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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in a many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

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