This is another very impressively large Maine Coon cat. I don’t know his name. I don’t know where the photograph was taken either. Perhaps someone can help? What you can see from the photograph is that his face is about the same size as the face of his human guardian (including the fur!), which is rare for a domestic cat!
He has a mane which is a bit like the mane of a lion. He has forelegs which look extraordinarily thick and overall he looks to be quite a stocky cat especially which is unusual as the Maine Coon is normally quite rangy. His large and strong muzzle reminds me of the big cats; lion, jaguar, tiger or leopard. He has a very placid, big cat countenance.
The other cat appears to be a black-and-white cat. I am sure he/she is a random bred cat. We are used to seeing black-and-white cats with large areas of black and, usually, smaller areas of white, but in this case the black and the white has been fragmented to create this very unusual appearance.
We would have to ask Sarah Hartwell to tell us what is going on genetically. As far as I can tell this is a black-and-white cat and therefore the white spotting gene is working (to create the white fur) but the way that it has worked has been modified by other genes so this coat is the result of polygenes, as I see it, but that is a layman talking.
He or she seems to have a blob of something on his face to the left of his nose. I don’t know what that is but it is a little concerning. There is also some grey in the coat. Is this the workings of the dilution gene?
I’ve never seen a black-and-white cat with a coat like this. Both these cats are exceptional in my opinion.
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