The Maine Coon cat is one of the largest domesticated breeds of felines. In fact, the title for the “longest cat” in the 2010 Guinness World Records was held by Stewie, who measured 48.5 in (123 cm) from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail. Male cats can weigh up to 35 lb (15.9 kg).

The origins of the Maine Coon, however, are shrouded in mystery. Although genetically impossible, one myth holds that the cat is the result of breeding between cats and raccoons; another states that Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France, tried to flee execution her favorite Turkish Angora cats. While she didn't make it to the US, the cats supposedly landed on the shores of Wiscasset, Maine, where they began to breed.

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Tarun 8 months ago

Dogs would be getting heart attack

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EdvinKuric 8 months ago

Mine is a bit smaller with same colors, only a year or two old (we got him off the street) and he is already just about bigger that my friends full grown tabby

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BrianJansen 8 months ago

This looks like something out of a storybook

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FlorentinaLestaru 8 months ago

I think I would be afraid of them... ^^ if they are as quick and agile and moody as regular sized cats.. yikes! :D

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DanPeterson 8 months ago

Not a Persian, note the elongated snout and the prominent "M" coloring on his forehead. Clearly a Maine Coon.

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ShaunStafford 8 months ago

Looks like a lion!

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RebeccaCook 8 months ago

Beautiful coloring!

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MikaëlMalka 8 months ago

roar!

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DanWorcester 8 months ago

King of the apartment

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CindyRock 7 months ago

Love his toe feathers and pointy ears!

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CarolinePredic 8 months ago

Wow my favorite. Love the colors Superbe chat

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IvanaAnavi 8 months ago

adorable :)

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ShaunStafford 8 months ago

Oh My! He's a chunky one!

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AnaMaria 8 months ago

''i'm an airplane''

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