I adopted my two, moggies, Miss Sophia, and Mr. Oliver Mercy at 6 weeks each weighing in at a little over a lb. They both have so many Maine coon characteristics, I think their mother is a domestic, is there any way to tell how far back the Maine Coon comes from? And they weigh 17 lbs today. I wish I could include a picture.

Answer

I’m not an expert, but from your description and their weight, they almost certainly do sound as if they have a lot of Maine coon blood in them. All Maine coons are descended from the original breed in Maine, USA in the 19th century. How far back you’d have to go before your moggies ancestors on the Maine Coon side is pure breed I don’t know, but I would guess it’ll not be too many generations on either the maternal or paternal side, otherwise I would assume that a lot of the characteristics would have been breed out!

Updated on May 14, 2020

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