Feral Bengal Maine Coon Mix

by Jack
(Douglas, Alaska)

My Daughter in Florida has a Maine Coon-Bengal mix cat. I understand from the animal shelter that he is the product of captured feral cats. He was a nightmare for the first year of his life, but settled down to be a real sweetheart. Indie topped out at about 25 pounds.

He was raised around a wide variety of large dogs, including a white, and deaf, Great Dane; a collection of Dobermans and a very large German Shepherd.

From all the breed descriptions, Indie had the absolute best of both breeds. He has a face like a bobcat, a dark marbled coat…very elegant paws, with the build of a classic Maine coon.

His temperament developed into a no nonsense, very smart cat. Unfortunately, I do not have a picture. Perhaps someone should consider a new, and very elegant breed of cat. I live on a boat in Southeast Alaska, and I think that combination would make an excellent boat cat.


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Nov 27, 2009 New Breed?
by: maryleone

I’d love to see a photo of this cat 🙂

13 thoughts on “Feral Bengal Maine Coon Mix”

  1. This is oscar. we just rescued him, hes a feral cat. We assume his about 11 months old. we named him Oscar because he is a bit of a grouch… He never goes looking for attention but he loves it. unless he isn’t in the mood, other wise he still hisses now and then when he does not want to be bothered. He for sure has the Bengal personality… he spents all day either sleeping, or stalking my other two cats or just anything in the room that he is in. Im still unsure of his breed but i really hope he is a main coon and Bengal cross.

    • Well he has a very strong muzzle which is a Maine Coon trait but he more likely to be a random bred cat. We can’t be sure either way. If he is random bred he is a classic tabby cat. Thanks for sharing Mason.

  2. This little guy rescued me 1 year and 6 months. I thought he was a long haired Bengal ( he has the personality and the attitude of a Bengal), on Monday a coworker say a picture of my babes Rocky and thinks he is a Main Coon. What do you think?

    • He does have the Maine Coon muzzle that’s for sure. However, I’d say he is a beautiful longhaired mackerel tabby random bred cat. Great looking cat. Thanks Marcia for sharing. He may have some Maine Coon in him and indeed he just might be a Maine Coon who is not ‘to type’ because he is not quite the right shape for a Maine Coon.

  3. This is Sundae,we were lucky enough to spot a lovely we kitten after our “Boogie”mum (a black short hair Bombay)& Billie-joe ,daughter(a tortishell) passed after 17 years of love & loyalty.Sundae,has changed the way we view “cats”,a very healthy black 5 month female Maine Coon cross.Apparently the father scared the local pit bull,and the pitty would run away so the cat could spend time with sundae’s mum ” Shadow “.The next door neighbor observed the 2 lovebirds swimming together in her pool.

    • He is a really handsome cat but you won’t know if he has any Bengal cat in him. As for Maine Coon genes, if you are in the USA there is a reasonable chance that he has some Maine Coon genes because Maine Coons are USA foundation cats.

      Anyway, who cares? Thomas is a fantastic looker. Strong tabby high contrast markings on a silver background and white.

      His ear tufts indicate some Maine Coon is present. Ear tufts are a signature for the Maine Coon. But of course his coat is shorthaired and the MC has a shaggy med-longhaired coat.


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