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Cat show judge awards 3rd best cat at show and talks about the Norwegian Forest Cat

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This is a nice little video for those who want to get a feel for cat shows and how judges assess Norwegian Forest Cats (NFCs) for awards. He is lecturing visitors to the show who are sitting around the judge's bench where the cats are assessed. The video is from TikToker bengal_lily. Judge points out that the head should be an equilateral triangle. Screenshot. He talks about the size and body shape of the NFC. He mentions that the breed is not cobby like the Persian or Himalayan (pointed Persian) but long in body conformation but not as long as the Maine Coon. He also mentions a major aspect of the NFC's anatomy, the equilateral triangle-shaped head! That comes up a lot and it is one major element which distinguishes the NFC from the Maine Coon which has a heavier and far squarer muzzle. @bengal_lily Reply to @bongsucker #norweiganforestcat #cats #catsoftiktok #norwegian #tica #catshow #vikings ♬ original sound - Bengal­čî║Lily

What kind of Norwegian Forest Cat wins cat shows?

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The picture on this page shows you the kind of Norwegian Forest Cat that wins cat shows.  What kind of Norwegian Forest Cat wins cat shows? This kind. Photo: Channan. It is interesting to know what kind of Norwegian Forest Cat (NFC) wins cat shows. The photograph on this page is of an individual cat who is a winner. He has that classic tabby-and-white rural, natural coat which I think goes so well with this breed. And the CFA want their winning Norwegian Forest Cats to look sturdy and be solid and substantial. This is one of the larger domestic cat breeds. It is not as large as the Maine Coon but not far behind. And they are very similar in many respects to the Maine Coon (MC) except there are two distinguishing features. The Norwegian Forest cat's ears are more 'normal' in size and also with regard to "ear furnishings" than the Maine Coon's and the muzzle of the NFC is quite pointed in comparison to that of the MC. As you can see in the photograph, they are a

Birth weight and postnatal growth of purebred kittens including Norwegian Forest Cats

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In general, the birthweight of the larger cat breeds such as the Maine Coon and Norwegian Forest Cat (NFC) is higher than the birthweight of kittens of cats of smaller cat breeds such as the Persian, Siamese and Birman. This is to be expected. However, the weight of newborn NFC kittens relative to the ultimate adult weight of females of that breed is lower than for the smaller cat breeds. The same applies to Maine Coons (MC). The MC adult is larger than the NFC but not by a lot. NFC kittens. The other words there is a bigger difference in weight between the newborn kitten and the adult cat in respect of the larger cat breeds such as the NFC and MC. And what happens is that the kittens grow faster in the bigger cat breeds such as the NFC. And the scientists say that the, "Absolute growth was faster in larger breeds than in smaller breeds. They also state, to use their words, "Relative birthweight was lower than that described in the literature for colony cats". This mean

Most frequent cancerous tumours for the Norwegian Forest Cat

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This is a 10-year retrospective study on the most frequent cancerous tumours suffered by a range of cat breeds. I am going to focus on the Norwegian Forest Cat (NFC) as this is a website for that breed of cat. Norwegian Forest cat kitten. Photo: Helmi Flick By a 10-year retrospective study I am going to presume that this means they looked at previous studies over a 10-year period and came up with the following information regarding the NFC. To quote, "The Norwegian Forest Cat had 35.7% (n=10) epithelial and melanocytic tumours of the skin and soft tissues and 28.6% (n=8) mesenchymal tumours of the skin and soft tissues." This means that of the Norwegian Forest Cats that they studied, 35.7% of them, which amounted to 10 individual cats, suffered from epithelial and melanocytic tumours. The word "epithelial" means the top layer of the skin and the word "melanocytic" means those cells in the skin which produce pigment in the hair. The word "mesenchymal&q