Huge Norwegian Forest Cat the size of a large Maine Coon

On average, the Norwegian Forest Cat (NFC) is smaller than the Maine Coon but there are exceptions and this is one of them. Not all MCs are larger than NFCs. This TikTok video illustrates the point. This NFC is very classic in terms of 'type' meaning desired appearance as per the breed standard. Super appearance. Huge Norwegian Forest Cat the size of a large Maine Coon. Image: MikeB from screenshots. Here is the video. For me it is a bit irritating because of the soundtrack. Horrible for me. But the point is made about size. This is a great NFC. A classic in terms of coat: a grey tabby-and-white. It is his size which is untypical for this breed although they are one of the largest domestic cat breeds challenging the supremacy of the Maine Coon sometimes .

Beautiful Aslan Norwegian Forest Cat

He is magnificent especially when outdoors in a forest. The forest backdrop clinches it for me. Such a beautiful cat. The Norwegian Forest Cat (aka NFC - easier to type) look similar to the Maine Coon. Aslan has a ruff (called a 'bib' in the breed CFA breed standard) like a Maine Coon but his ears don't have the classic tufts of hair at the tips (lynx-tipped ears) and the muzzle is more pointed. The square muzzle of the Maine Coon is an identifier for that cat breed. 

Beautiful Aslan Norwegian Forest Cat
Aslan, a tabby-and-white Norwegian Forest Cat in the right setting - a forest. Photo: Pinterest.

The breed standard of the NFC states that the head should be an 'equilateral triangle where all sides are of equal length as measured from the outside of the base of the ear to the point of the chin'. Yes a triangular face. The muzzle should be 'part of the straight line'.

You probably know this: the NFC was a standard but beautiful moggy in Norway until breeders thought they'd create a new breed of cat in about 1930 as I recall. Norway has its own purebred cat like America has their: the Maine Coon. Like the Maine Coon the NFC matures slowly reaching adulthood after about five years.

Aslan is a brown tabby-and-white with a lot of white. The coat is medium-long. The 'bib' (I prefer 'ruff') 'consists of three separate sections: short collar at neck, side mutton chops and frontal ruff'. That is cat fancy lingo. What the hell are 'side mutton chops'?


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