I don’t know anything about cat breeding; all my cats were rescues from a life of crime. My latest was adopted from a house in my neighborhood teeming with unwanted kittens. The mother was a short-haired polydactyl calico. When I adopted Maceo, he was just a “cameo tabby” fluffy kitten with golden eyes. Now that he’s 7 months old, he looks very different from Mom.
Maceo has long fur on his very puffy tail and chest, but almost normal length fur on his body. Out of his ears shoot very long tufts of fur, about 1.5" long. He also has huge feet (3 toes on each front foot, an extra toe on each back foot). He loves to make this weird trilling noise when he’s excited or wants something, which is so cute. Also, he loves water. When I take a bath, he sits on the edge of the tub and dips his tail and paws in. He plays in the sink too, is very goofy a playful, and likes to be involved, “helping out” with whatever I do.
Could my Mace be part Maine Coon? Or do Maine Coon qualities just pop up in alley cats by coincidence? I’ve read some descriptions of Maine Coons and he sounds like one, even looks like one, though they’ve apparently been trying to breed the polydactyly out of the pedigree.
Does anyone have a Maine Coon? Do they have similar personality traits or physical characteristics to what I’ve described?